The Florida State Seminoles football program has claimed two national titles (1993 and 1999), 15 conference titles, three division titles, posted an all-time winning record of 473-235-17, posted a postseason record of 25-14-2 and housed two Heisman trophy winners. Between the years of 1987 and 2000, the Seminoles had a record of 152-19-1 with 14 consecutive seasons winning 10 or more games with 11 Bowl wins. Florida State championship rings and bowl game rings–both replica and authentic–are often available online. The team’s successful history means there are usually several to be considered. Typically, rings from the last 20 years are the ones you’ll see on eBay.
The 1993 season was headed up by coach Bobby Bowden and Florida State posted a 13-1 record, losing only to Notre Dame. The Seminoles faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Orange Bowl in Miami in a legendary game that came down to the last minute. The Seminoles beat the Cornhuskers 18-16 and earned their first National championship.
The Seminoles went undefeated in 1999, enjoying a season for the ages. They posted a 12-0 record and were ranked #1 from the preseason all the way through the bowl season. Florida State went to the Sugar Bowl and faced Michael Vick and the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Louisiana Superdome. The Seminoles would prove too much for the Hokies and defeat them 46-29 for their second national title and bring back an NCAA championship ring. Florida State wide receiver Peter Warrick received the game’s Most Valuable Player award.
Florida State championship rings can also include conference championship rings, bowl game rings and others. Obviously, rings given to players originally will bring a higher price. Collectors have to decide whether they’re OK with the replica or want to hold out and chase the elusive real deal.
Five authentic Florida State championship rings were recently sold on eBay. Some were gold rings with CZ’s and another was made from yellow lustrium and weighs 30.4 grams in a size 9.