April 19, 2014

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Minor League Championship Rings

One of the most common types of sports jewelry you’ll find on eBay are minor league championship rings.  These days, nearly every professional sports franchise of note presents its players with a ring for winning a title.  What was once the domain of major leaguers is now a tradition practiced throughout baseball.

As funding of minor league operations has increased and big league organizations take steps to ensure they’re perceived as first class, minor league championship rings have become more common.

While the rings may be meaningful to most players, minor leaguers are more likely to be in a situation where they have to sell their rings.  While high draft picks may earn enough money to make a comfortable living and never look back, others fall on hard times like the rest of us do sometimes.  Their minor league championship ring may be one of the items they see as potentially expendable.

The value of a minor league championship ring can vary.  If it once belonged to a player who eventually did make the majors, collectors may look favorably on it as a collectible.  If not, it still has some collector value for those who collect championship rings, but that value may be less than a couple hundred dollars.

While more minor league championship rings may hit the open market than World Series or other major league championship rings, they share one quality with their more expensive counterparts.  They are far more scarce than virtually any other type of sports collectible.

2006 DETROIT TIGERS  AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTENTATTION BOX
2006 DETROIT TIGERS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTENTATTION BOX
$11,500.00
Time Remaining: 24d 17h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $11,500.00
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER'S RING WITH REAL DIAMONDS
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER'S RING WITH REAL DIAMONDS
$6,500.00
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $6,500.00
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship 14k Gold Ring - Original
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship 14k Gold Ring - Original
$6,499.99
Time Remaining: 11h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $6,499.99
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$5,500.00
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $5,500.00
1991 ATLANTA BRAVES NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - 10K
1991 ATLANTA BRAVES NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - 10K
$5,500.00
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $5,500.00
2002 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
2002 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$4,999.99
Time Remaining: 18h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $4,999.99
1989 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
1989 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$4,999.99
Time Remaining: 8d 19h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $4,999.99
1972 CINCINNATI REDS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - ORIGINAL RING BOX
1972 CINCINNATI REDS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - ORIGINAL RING BOX
$4,500.00
Time Remaining: 25d 17h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $4,500.00
1997 BARCELONA DRAGONS NFL EUROPE WORLD LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING PLAYER
1997 BARCELONA DRAGONS NFL EUROPE WORLD LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING PLAYER
$2,999.99
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $2,999.99
1978 DODGERS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
1978 DODGERS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 20d 6h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $2,000.00
2012 AKRON AEROS EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - PLAYER
2012 AKRON AEROS EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - PLAYER
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
1987 SALT LAKE CITY TRAPPERS PIONEER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING PLAYER
1987 SALT LAKE CITY TRAPPERS PIONEER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING PLAYER
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 26d 17h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00

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