The Kansas Jayhawks are three-time NCAA Basketball national champions (1952, 1988 and 2008) and 25-time conference champions. They have appeared in the NCAA tournament 40 times and in the Final Four 13 times. ESPN ranked Kansas second on a list of the most prestigious programs of modern college basketball era. Kansas Jayhawks championship rings are in no shortage on eBay and have been selling well lately. The team's run to the 2012 Final Four helped spark even more interest among fans and collectors.
In 1952, under the direction of coach Phog Allen, the Jayhawks went to the NCAA championship game and defeated St. Johns 80-63 for their first national championship. 36 more years would pass before they would reach the game again.
The 1988 Jayhawks team posted a dismal 21-11 record but still entered the NCAA tournament as a #6 seed. They made their way through the brackets and beat Kansas State in the Elite 8 and Duke in the Final Four before facing the heavily favored Oklahoma Sooners in the national championship game. The game was very close and in the end Kansas managed to pull out an 83-79 victory over the Sooners to bring home their second JNCAA championship ring.
Under the direction of head coach Bill Self in 2008, the Jayhawks went 37-3 for the season and the tournament. Kansas entered the NCAA tournament as a #1 seed and defeated Davidson College in the Elite 8 and North Carolina in the Final Four before facing the Memphis Tigers. They defeated the Tigers for their third national championship by a score of 75-68 in overtime.
In 2012, the Jayhawks again reached the Final Four.
Collectors looking for something different will find a variety of KU championship rings on eBay. Some are for conference titles, others for NCAA championships and there are even occasional Jayhawk football rings up for bid.
Replica Kansas championship rings have been selling on eBay between $18 and $77 but higher quality rings or salesman's samples can go much higher. Obviously, an authentic ring will bring hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Kansas Jayhawks championship rings are made of alloy with pronged CZ’s surrounding the Kansas logo in the middle of the top. The originals are 10K gold and made by Balfour with CZ’s, weighing 43.2 grams.
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