March 20, 2019

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Stanley Cup Rings

Stanley Cup rings have a fascinating history that dates back to the 19th century when the Montreal franchise handed out gold bands to players on the championship club.

As late as 1965, however, players were sometimes asked to buy their own rings.  Considering the average NHL player’s salary at the time, it was a bit of a sacrifice.  Jean Beliveau had to spend $60 for his 1959 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup championship ring. That same ring sold at auction a few years ago for $69,000.

The championship ring ritual we know today wasn’t always in practice.  The Canadiens made winning such a habit that in 1971, they skipped the bling and gave each player the hottest new electronic gizmo on the market—a color TV.  Watches or medals were the norm in the first half of the 20th century, but the 1927 Ottawa Senators did present their players with championship rings.

The growing interest in championship rings and other sports memorabilia has pushed a lot of  former players and executives to sell their memorabilia.

Hockey memorabilia collectors are extremely passionate and whenever a Stanley Cup ring comes on the block, there is usually interest if the price tag is reasonable.  Like World Series, Super Bowl or NBA Finals rings, hockey championship rings are now treasured by those to whom they’re given.  Yet former NHL players have been surrendering their rings at a record pace in recent years, thanks in part to the prices achieved at auction.  That’s hurt the average collector who can’t shell out tens of thousands of dollars for an authentic Stanely Cup ring.

The most garish rings have been issued in recent years including the 2007 Anaheim Mighty Ducks, which contained an amazing collection of 110 diamonds.

Fortunately, there are salesman’s sample and replica rings for sale on the market for a more reasonable price and they attract a following, even if the players are the only one whose rings are adorned with diamonds.  You can sometimes score a real one on eBay, but replica Stanley Cup rings for sale are often found on eBay.  Just check the listing sample below.   The higher the quality of the replica, the more money it will require to purchase.

1982 STANLEY CUP NEW YORK ISLANDERS CHAMPIONS (10K RING) PSA/DNA AUTHENTICATED
1982 STANLEY CUP NEW YORK ISLANDERS CHAMPIONS (10K RING) PSA/DNA AUTHENTICATED
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 40m
2007 Scott Niedermayer Stanley Cup Ring Ducks w/Box Balfour
2007 Scott Niedermayer Stanley Cup Ring Ducks w/Box Balfour
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 13d 9h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $1,800.00
1991 & 92 Mario Lemieux Replica Stanley Cup Rings Pittsburgh Penguins A+ Quality
1991 & 92 Mario Lemieux Replica Stanley Cup Rings Pittsburgh Penguins A+ Quality
$599.95
Time Remaining: 24d 5h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $599.95
Philadelphia Flyers Replica Of 1974 Stanley Cup Championship Ring
Philadelphia Flyers Replica Of 1974 Stanley Cup Championship Ring
$399.99
Time Remaining: 17d 4m
Buy It Now for only: $399.99
2017 Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Championship Rings Ring
2017 Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Championship Rings Ring
$359.99
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $359.99
2015 MOLSON CANADIAN NHL STANLEY CUP REPLICA RINGS FRAMED SET - FRAMEWORTH
2015 MOLSON CANADIAN NHL STANLEY CUP REPLICA RINGS FRAMED SET - FRAMEWORTH
$300.17
Time Remaining: 20d 13h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $300.17
NEW YORK RANGERS 1994 STANLEY CUP 25th ANNIVERSARY OFFICIAL GAME PUCK and RING
NEW YORK RANGERS 1994 STANLEY CUP 25th ANNIVERSARY OFFICIAL GAME PUCK and RING
$299.99
Time Remaining: 21d 6h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
Molson Stanley Cup Ring Set with Display Case and Mini Stanley Cups
Molson Stanley Cup Ring Set with Display Case and Mini Stanley Cups
$282.11
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $282.11
Molson Canadian Replica Stanley Cup Commemorative Rings - Full Set of 20 Rings
Molson Canadian Replica Stanley Cup Commemorative Rings - Full Set of 20 Rings
$297.46
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $297.46
 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS STANLEY CUP LUCITE  RING CUBE+STAND
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS STANLEY CUP LUCITE RING CUBE+STAND
$275.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Stanley Cup Commemorative rings
Stanley Cup Commemorative rings
$249.99
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $249.99
Molson Canadian Replica Stanley Cup Commemorative Rings Near Set (17)
Molson Canadian Replica Stanley Cup Commemorative Rings Near Set (17)
$240.73
Time Remaining: 23d 58m
Buy It Now for only: $240.73

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