July 30, 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.

1947 BROOKLYN DODGERS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
1947 BROOKLYN DODGERS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$12,500.00
Time Remaining: 27d 18h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $12,500.00
2006 DETROIT TIGERS  AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTENTATTION BOX
2006 DETROIT TIGERS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTENTATTION BOX
$11,500.00
Time Remaining: 13d 17h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $11,500.00
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship 14k Gold Ring - Original
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship 14k Gold Ring - Original
$9,999.99
Time Remaining: 18d 11h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $9,999.99
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: 23d 9h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $6,500.00
1997 CLEVELAND INDIANS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - 10K - DIAMONDS
1997 CLEVELAND INDIANS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - 10K - DIAMONDS
$5,999.99
Time Remaining: 20d 18h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $5,999.99
1991 ATLANTA BRAVES NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - 10K
1991 ATLANTA BRAVES NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - 10K
$5,500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $5,500.00
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$5,500.00
Time Remaining: 23d 9h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $5,500.00
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: 13d 18h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $4,500.00
Genuine Gold PLAYER
Genuine Gold PLAYER"S 1999 Canadian Football League GREY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$3,999.99
Time Remaining: 25d 17h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $3,999.99
1989 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
1989 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$3,999.99
Time Remaining: 27d 17h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $3,999.99
1970 Cincinnati Reds National League Championship Ring
1970 Cincinnati Reds National League Championship Ring
$3,750.00
Time Remaining: 23d 14h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $3,750.00
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: 19d 19h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $2,999.99

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