December 21, 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: 1d 2h 6m
1998 NEW YORK NY YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRES BOX PSA / DNA LTR
1998 NEW YORK NY YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRES BOX PSA / DNA LTR
$50,000.00
Time Remaining: 23d 22h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $50,000.00
1977 New York Yankees World Series Gold Ring
1977 New York Yankees World Series Gold Ring
$39,999.00
Time Remaining: 10d 18h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $39,999.00
2003 FLORIDA MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BOX A LEVEL
2003 FLORIDA MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BOX A LEVEL
$25,000.00
Time Remaining: 22h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $25,000.00
2009 New York Yankees World Series Ring- Authentic
2009 New York Yankees World Series Ring- Authentic
$22,500.00
Time Remaining: 26d 12h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $22,500.00
1948 CLEVELAND INDIANS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING BOUDREAU FELLER TEAM
1948 CLEVELAND INDIANS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING BOUDREAU FELLER TEAM
$19,999.99
Time Remaining: 22h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $19,999.99
1998 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING-14K GOLD
1998 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING-14K GOLD "A VERSION" JETER
$18,999.00
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $18,999.00
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
$14,995.00
Time Remaining: 15d 17h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $14,995.00
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: 19d 15h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $14,995.00
1998 NEW YORK NY YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BOX
1998 NEW YORK NY YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BOX
$13,500.00
Time Remaining: 19d 23h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $13,500.00
2003 MLB World Series Derrek LEE Ring 14k Gold/Diamonds PSA Guarantee
2003 MLB World Series Derrek LEE Ring 14k Gold/Diamonds PSA Guarantee
$10,000.00
Time Remaining: 4d 47m
Buy It Now for only: $10,000.00
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: 29d 2h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $9,750.00

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