July 25, 2014

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World Series Rings

There have been plenty of World Series rings for sale online over the years, but they’re still very rare pieces of sports memorabilia.

Championship awards in Major League Baseball have a long and varied history.  We once thought the first one was presented in 1924 when the New York Giants distributed them.  However, the recent discovery of a 1914 ring presented to Johnny Evers has disproved that.  Some teams throughout the first half of baseball’s pro history were too cheap to present their players with an award while others chose something else like cuff links, tie bars or pocket watches.  However, some sort of World Series ring has generally been created for most seasons, one way or another.

For the last few decades the World Series ring has been a staple; the ultimate award, regularly presented to winning teams, including those in and around the organization.

The age of the ring, its condition and the original owner are factors that all help determine value.  Most World Series rings, however, are valued at $10,000 and up—even those from the last several years, which often include a large quotient of diamonds.

Earl Weaver’s 1966 Orioles World Series ring recently sold for $29,700—but it had some wear and tear as well as a replacement diamond.  A 2008 Phillies ring presented to Hall of Famer Robin Roberts, with multiple diamonds, sold around the same time for $42,981.  Clearly, like baseball cards, condition is important.

At times, rings presented to staff members don’t contain as many diamonds or gold as those given to the players, coaches and high-level executives.  They’re still popular with collectors, though…and the variances in adornments are not universal.

Fans and collectors are fascinated by World Series rings.  They are unique, colorful and something you can even wear yourself if you wish.  Game worn jerseys and equipment carry the same type of attraction, but a World Series ring represents the player, coach and organization at the pinnacle of their career.

1988 World Series Jose Canseco Oakland A's Championship Ring ALCS NY Yankees MVP
1988 World Series Jose Canseco Oakland A's Championship Ring ALCS NY Yankees MVP
$100,000.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 40m
1999 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING WHITEY FORD PSA DNA LETTER
1999 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING WHITEY FORD PSA DNA LETTER
$57,500.00
Time Remaining: 11d 1h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $57,500.00
1977 New York Yankees World Series Gold Ring
1977 New York Yankees World Series Gold Ring
$39,999.00
Time Remaining: 8d 21h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $39,999.00
New York Yankees 1998 Balfour 10k Gold Diamond Joe Pepitone World Series Ring
New York Yankees 1998 Balfour 10k Gold Diamond Joe Pepitone World Series Ring
$16,195.50
Time Remaining: 16d 21h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $16,195.50
AUTHENTIC 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Championship Ring w/ Letter
AUTHENTIC 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Championship Ring w/ Letter
$14,995.00
Time Remaining: 17d 19h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $14,995.00
2002 ANAHEIM ANGELS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K INTERGOLD
2002 ANAHEIM ANGELS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K INTERGOLD
$12,595.00
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $12,595.00
2003 FLORIDA MIAMI MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING TOP PENDANT 14K DIAM
2003 FLORIDA MIAMI MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING TOP PENDANT 14K DIAM
$10,500.00
Time Remaining: 10d 1h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $10,500.00
2013 SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING AND PRESENTATION BOX
2013 SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING AND PRESENTATION BOX
$9,999.99
Time Remaining: 25d 2h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $9,999.99
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series Champions 10K Diamond Championship Ring!
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series Champions 10K Diamond Championship Ring!
$9,750.00
Time Remaining: 27d 5h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $9,750.00
1990 Baseball WORLD Series Umpire Original Ring 10k Gold  MLB PSA Guarantee
1990 Baseball WORLD Series Umpire Original Ring 10k Gold MLB PSA Guarantee
$7,500.00
Time Remaining: 11d 1h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $7,500.00
1970 MLB World Series Championship Jim PALMER 10k Gold Original Ring PSA DNA
1970 MLB World Series Championship Jim PALMER 10k Gold Original Ring PSA DNA
$5,000.00
Time Remaining: 26d 5h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $5,000.00
1996 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING - DEREK JETER
1996 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING - DEREK JETER
$4,999.99
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $4,999.99

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