December 19, 2018

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1975 Golden State Warriors Championship Ring

You can bet the 2015 version will be a little fancier, but the 1975 Golden State Warriors championship rings prove this isn’t the first time the franchise has celebrated an NBA title.  In fact, fans who attended a March game at Oracle Arena got their own replica version, complete with a cloth bag to carry it in.

Golden State Warriors championship replica ringThe team held a 1975 Replica Championship Ring Night on March 23 against the Washington Wizards, almost 40 years after the team led by coach Al Attles and Hall of Famer Rick Barry brought a title to the Bay Area.

Teams didn’t spend the kind of money on championship rings back in the 1970s and the value of the authentic rings now has more to do with the history than the value of the jewel.  We couldn’t find any example of a real 1975 Warriors ring being sold at auction—at least not in recent years.

TWarriors championship ring 1975 salesmans sample Rick Barryhe 1974-75 Warriors title ring is fairly plan and the replica rings match them pretty closely, with the exception of the diamond in the middle, of course.  They’re gold with black trim with a fake stone in the middle.  Fans ate them up and today, you can find them on eBay, generally selling for $90-100.

It’ll be a couple of months before we know what the 2015 model will look like but replicas will soon follow and it’s a good bet they’ll have another promotional giveaway too.

2014 Spurs Replica Championship Ring a Hot Seller

The market for San Antonio Spurs replica championship rings is alive and well.  San Antonio won the NBA title in June of 2014 and on opening night of the 2014-15 season, the franchise teamed with s sponsor to give away thousands of replica rings as the championship banner was raised.  Fans entering the AT&T Center before the 101-100 win over the Dallas 2014 Spurs championship replica ringMavericks each received a ring.

It was a nice gesture but once a few of them showed up on eBay, it was clear demand was high among those who weren’t able to get their hands on the metal rings.  Most have been selling for over $200 with a top price of $300.

The Spurs replica rings aren’t available through the team’s store and come in a cloth bag.  They are, of course, not as valuable as the diamond and gold heavy authentic rings but otherwise mimic the real deal.

If you don’t want to pay that much, copper versions are available from other sellers who specialize in replica title rings and they run about $60.  There’s also a Spurs championship ring that commemorates all five of their NBA titles or a collection of five separate rings, one for each championship.

You can see the 2014 Spurs replica championship rings on eBay here.