September 2, 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
$80,000.00
Time Remaining: 3d 3m
2009 NY Yankee World Series Ring!! Rare PSA DNA AUTHENTICITY L@@K
2009 NY Yankee World Series Ring!! Rare PSA DNA AUTHENTICITY L@@K
$47,000.00
Time Remaining: 20d 12h 3m
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1977 New York Yankees World Series Gold Ring
1977 New York Yankees World Series Gold Ring
$39,999.00
Time Remaining: 16h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $39,999.00
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: 9d 14h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $14,995.00
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: 5d 15h 30m
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: 26d 21h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $12,595.00
2003 FLORIDA MIAMI MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING TOP PENDANT 14K DIAM
2003 FLORIDA MIAMI MARLINS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING TOP PENDANT 14K DIAM
$10,500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $10,500.00
2013 SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING AND PRESENTATION BOX
2013 SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RING AND PRESENTATION BOX
$9,999.99
Time Remaining: 16d 21h 4m
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: 19d 50m
Buy It Now for only: $9,750.00
1989 OAKLAND A'S WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 10K GOLD & DIAMONDS CHAMPS RING
1989 OAKLAND A'S WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 10K GOLD & DIAMONDS CHAMPS RING
$7,999.99
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $7,999.99
Arizona DiamondBacks 2001 World Series Ring
Arizona DiamondBacks 2001 World Series Ring
$6,900.00
Time Remaining: 16d 16h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $6,900.00
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: 2d 20h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $5,500.00

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