September 27, 2016

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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.

SF Giants 2010 World Series Ring
SF Giants 2010 World Series Ring
$50,000.00
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1910 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS A'S WORLD SERIES CHAMP CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY NOT RING
1910 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS A'S WORLD SERIES CHAMP CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY NOT RING
$27,500.00
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2006 ST LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING PRESENTATION BX
2006 ST LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING PRESENTATION BX
$24,999.99
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1973 Oakland Athletics World Series Championship Ring Harris Fine+
1973 Oakland Athletics World Series Championship Ring Harris Fine+
$24,500.00
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2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship Ring Coach Amaury Rivera
2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship Ring Coach Amaury Rivera
$21,500.00
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1999 NEW YORK YANKEES CHAMPIONS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 14K DIAMONDS
1999 NEW YORK YANKEES CHAMPIONS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 14K DIAMONDS
$19,999.99
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2009 NEW YORK YANKEES CHAMPIONS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BX
2009 NEW YORK YANKEES CHAMPIONS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BX
$15,500.00
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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
$14,995.00
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1978 NY  YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING player's ring.  Cliff Johnson
1978 NY YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING player's ring. Cliff Johnson
$13,799.00
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1999 NEW YORK YANKEES CHAMPIONS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING TOP PENDANT 14K
1999 NEW YORK YANKEES CHAMPIONS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING TOP PENDANT 14K
$9,999.99
Time Remaining: 23d 21h 1m
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2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series Champions 10K Diamond Championship Ring!
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series Champions 10K Diamond Championship Ring!
$7,500.00
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001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series Championship Ring
001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series Championship Ring
$6,999.99
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