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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.

2004 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING 14K DIAMONDS
2004 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING 14K DIAMONDS
$9,999.99
Time Remaining: 27d 12h 57m
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2006 DETROIT TIGERS AMERICAN LEAGUE AL CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING 14K DIAMONDS
2006 DETROIT TIGERS AMERICAN LEAGUE AL CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING 14K DIAMONDS
$8,500.00
Time Remaining: 25d 12h 48m
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2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K DIAMONDS MOD
2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K DIAMONDS MOD
$4,499.99
Time Remaining: 10d 6h 37m
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2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K GOLD DIAMONDS AND BOX
2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K GOLD DIAMONDS AND BOX
$3,995.00
Time Remaining: 21d 20h 38m
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1988 OAKLAND ATHLETICS A's AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K GOLD
1988 OAKLAND ATHLETICS A's AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K GOLD
$3,499.99
Time Remaining: 18d 2h 56m
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2004 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING JOSTENS
2004 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING JOSTENS
$2,999.99
Time Remaining: 27d 12h 55m
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2000 ROUND ROCK EXPRESS RYAN LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
2000 ROUND ROCK EXPRESS RYAN LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
$2,999.00
Time Remaining: 19d 7h 51m
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New York Yankees American League Championship Ring 1955
New York Yankees American League Championship Ring 1955
$2,699.00
Time Remaining: 29d 13h 49m
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2001 NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
2001 NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
$2,499.00
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 13m
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1996 JACKSON GENERALS LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
1996 JACKSON GENERALS LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
$2,199.00
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 36m
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1999 KISSIMMEE COBRAS LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
1999 KISSIMMEE COBRAS LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
$1,999.00
Time Remaining: 19d 5h 26m
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2000 MICHIGAN BATTLE CATS A LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
2000 MICHIGAN BATTLE CATS A LEAGUE RING ASTROS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE RING 10kt
$1,999.00
Time Remaining: 19d 6h
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