July 23, 2017

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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.

2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Championship Ring 10 Karat Gold Jostens Cubs COA
2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Championship Ring 10 Karat Gold Jostens Cubs COA
$50,000.00
Time Remaining: 26d 12h 19m
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SF Giants 2010 World Series Player's Ring
SF Giants 2010 World Series Player's Ring
$50,000.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 37m
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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
Time Remaining: 26d 22h 9m
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2005 CHICAGO WHITE SOX WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING
2005 CHICAGO WHITE SOX WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$19,999.99
Time Remaining: 20d 21h 37m
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World Champions Pittsburgh Pirates 1971 World Series Staff Ring Jostens 14K
World Champions Pittsburgh Pirates 1971 World Series Staff Ring Jostens 14K
$14,298.98
Time Remaining: 9d 14h 40m
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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
$13,333.00
Time Remaining: 10d 18h 40m
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COA 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship Ring Coach Amaury Rivera
COA 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship Ring Coach Amaury Rivera
$13,000.00
Time Remaining: 25d 10h
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2010 San Francisco Giants WS World Series Championship Ring
2010 San Francisco Giants WS World Series Championship Ring
$13,000.00
Time Remaining: 22d 20h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $13,000.00
2013 BOSTON RED SOX WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING & BOX - PAPERS
2013 BOSTON RED SOX WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING & BOX - PAPERS
$10,500.00
Time Remaining: 27d 22h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $10,500.00
Genuine 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Jostens Ring w/ Box & COA  ~ Free Ship
Genuine 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Jostens Ring w/ Box & COA ~ Free Ship
$9,999.99
Time Remaining: 21d 17h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $9,999.99
1985 St. Louis Cardinals World Series N.L. Champions PLAYER'S Championship Ring!
1985 St. Louis Cardinals World Series N.L. Champions PLAYER'S Championship Ring!
$8,995.00
Time Remaining: 27d 13h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $8,995.00
2009 Yankees World Series Championship Employee Ring By Balfour Super RARE - WoW
2009 Yankees World Series Championship Employee Ring By Balfour Super RARE - WoW
$4,999.99
Time Remaining: 21d 22h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $4,999.99

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