October 23, 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: 4d 16m
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: 22d 23h 10m
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: 9d 19h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $39,999.00
2009 New York Yankees World Series Ring- Authentic
2009 New York Yankees World Series Ring- Authentic
$22,500.00
Time Remaining: 25d 13h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $22,500.00
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: 18d 16h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $14,995.00
2006 SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BOX
2006 SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BOX
$14,500.00
Time Remaining: 20d 23h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $14,500.00
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
$14,245.25
Time Remaining: 14d 18h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $14,245.25
2002 ANAHEIM ANGELS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K INTERGOLD
2002 ANAHEIM ANGELS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K INTERGOLD
$12,595.00
Time Remaining: 6d 25m
Buy It Now for only: $12,595.00
2003 FLORIDA MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 10K GOLD CHAMPS RING
2003 FLORIDA MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 10K GOLD CHAMPS RING
$9,999.99
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $9,999.99
2013 SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES NL CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BOX
2013 SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES NL CHAMPIONSHIP RING & PRESENTATION BOX
$9,999.99
Time Remaining: 26d 22h 56m
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: 28d 3h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $9,750.00
2002 NLCS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 10K RING
2002 NLCS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 10K RING
$7,999.99
Time Remaining: 18h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $7,999.99

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