May 25, 2015

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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
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SF Giants 2010 World Series Ring
SF Giants 2010 World Series Ring
$79,000.00
Time Remaining: 12d 3h 20m
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Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Champions Ring Front Office Employee Certified
Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Champions Ring Front Office Employee Certified
$40,000.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 50m
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1948 Cleveland Indians World Series Ring Ken Keltner Estate LOA
1948 Cleveland Indians World Series Ring Ken Keltner Estate LOA
$24,999.99
Time Remaining: 23d 19h 51m
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2009 New York Yankees World Series Ring- Authentic
2009 New York Yankees World Series Ring- Authentic
$20,000.00
Time Remaining: 20d 19h 19m
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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
Time Remaining: 10d 23m
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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: 23d 9h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $9,750.00
2002 ANAHEIM ANGELS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 100% Authentic 10K INTERGOLD
2002 ANAHEIM ANGELS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 100% Authentic 10K INTERGOLD
$8,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 15m
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2003 MLB World Series Derrek LEE Ring 14k Gold/Diamonds PSA Guarantee
2003 MLB World Series Derrek LEE Ring 14k Gold/Diamonds PSA Guarantee
$7,000.00
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 1m
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1997 FLORIDA MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K GOLD DIAMONDS
1997 FLORIDA MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING 10K GOLD DIAMONDS
$5,999.99
Time Remaining: 9d 5h 1m
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1990 Baseball WORLD Series Umpire Original Ring 10k Gold  MLB PSA Guarantee
1990 Baseball WORLD Series Umpire Original Ring 10k Gold MLB PSA Guarantee
$5,500.00
Time Remaining: 7d 5h 19m
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1996 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING BALFOUR
1996 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING BALFOUR
$5,299.99
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 28m
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