June 25, 2016

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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: 25d 6m
Buy It Now for only: $9,999.99
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$5,500.00
Time Remaining: 10d 20h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $5,500.00
1992 ATLANTA BRAVES NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K GOLD DIAMONDS
1992 ATLANTA BRAVES NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K GOLD DIAMONDS
$4,999.99
Time Remaining: 25d 8h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $4,999.99
1965 MINNESOTA TWINS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING 14K GOLD
1965 MINNESOTA TWINS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING 14K GOLD
$2,999.99
Time Remaining: 21d 8h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $2,999.99
1951 houston buffaloes texas league champions championship 10k ring
1951 houston buffaloes texas league champions championship 10k ring
$2,250.00
Time Remaining: 8d 4h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $2,250.00
1989 San Francisco giants will clark league championship champions sample ring
1989 San Francisco giants will clark league championship champions sample ring
$1,799.99
Time Remaining: 18d 1h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $1,799.99
1954 houston buffaloes texas league champions championship basebAll ring 10k
1954 houston buffaloes texas league champions championship basebAll ring 10k
$1,499.00
Time Remaining: 29d 10h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $1,499.00
1987 SALEM BUCCANEERS CAROLINA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING PIT PIRATES
1987 SALEM BUCCANEERS CAROLINA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING PIT PIRATES
$999.99
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $1,499.99
2001 LARA CARDINALS VENEZUELA PRO BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING
2001 LARA CARDINALS VENEZUELA PRO BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$599.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $1,175.00
Kansas City Royals 2014 American League Championship ring
Kansas City Royals 2014 American League Championship ring
$156.51
Time Remaining: 21d 10h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $156.51
2015 WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS REPLICA MIDWEST LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING BASEBALL
2015 WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS REPLICA MIDWEST LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING BASEBALL
$120.00
Time Remaining: 24d 10h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $120.00
2015 2016 New York Mets NL National League World Championship ring Size 8-14
2015 2016 New York Mets NL National League World Championship ring Size 8-14
$60.00
Time Remaining: 22d 2h
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

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