March 29, 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.

1944 SAINT ST LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP WATCH NOT RING
1944 SAINT ST LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP WATCH NOT RING
$399,999.99
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 5m
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SALE! 1988 Jose Canseco Oakland A's ALCS Championship Ring MVP World Series
SALE! 1988 Jose Canseco Oakland A's ALCS Championship Ring MVP World Series
$99,999.99
Time Remaining: 28d 22h 28m
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SF Giants 2010 World Series Ring
SF Giants 2010 World Series Ring
$50,000.00
Time Remaining: 27d 2h 3m
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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: 21d 11h 18m
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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
$13,499.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 6m
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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
$13,000.00
Time Remaining: 20d 23h 26m
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
$12,500.00
Time Remaining: 24d 11h 18m
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Authentic San Francisco Giants 2010 Championship World Series Ring Tiffany
Authentic San Francisco Giants 2010 Championship World Series Ring Tiffany
$11,500.00
Time Remaining: 29d 11h 6m
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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: 23d 2h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $8,995.00
1993 Philadelphia Phillies National League Championship Ring World Series Grba
1993 Philadelphia Phillies National League Championship Ring World Series Grba
$7,777.77
Time Remaining: 23d 7h 4m
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1947   Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Ring Ex+ 548875
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Ring Ex+ 548875
$7,507.00
Time Remaining: 29d 7h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $7,507.00
1979   Baltimore Orioles World Series Ring (Type A) Ex-Mt/NM 541732
1979 Baltimore Orioles World Series Ring (Type A) Ex-Mt/NM 541732
$7,507.00
Time Remaining: 29d 7h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $7,507.00

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