The Miami Hurricanes football program, which is now 86 years old, have claimed five national titles (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2001) 9 conference titles, posted an all-time winning record of 574-326-19, posted an all-time postseason record of 18-16 and housed two Heisman Trophy winners. Hurricanes championship rings have been selling at a steady pace on eBay.
The Hurricanes went 11-1 in 1983, after starting out unranked and getting beat by Florida 28-3. That would be the only game they would lose that year as they eventually ended up in their hometown of Miami at the Orange Bowl to claim the national championship from the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a close score of 31-30.
They returned to championship status in 1987 under the direction of head coach Jimmy Johnson, posting a 12-0 record. They once again won the national championship on their home turf at the Orange bowl, beating the Oklahoma Sooners 20-14 for their second Hurricanes championship ring.
The Hurricanes would go on to win a series of Bi-annual titles between the years of 1987 and 1991. In 1989 they posted an 11-1 record and beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in New Orleans at the Sugar Bowl, 33-25. They would turn around another two years later and post a 12-0 record in 1991. They went on to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a 1983 rematch, again at the Orange Bowl in Miami and would lay claim to their fourth national title by a score 22-0.
Ten years later in 2001, Miami would win their fifth and last national championship to date. They posted a 12-0 record and beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl, 37-14.
Of course, Miami rings can also include conference championship rings, bowl game rings and even rings from the team’s success on the baseball diamond. Authentic rings, issued to players, do sometimes come available on eBay and due to the team’s strong following, they usually sell for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars depending on exactly what the ring is, the condition it’s in and who it belonged to.
Hurricanes championship rings have seen a lot of activity on eBay lately. Rings have sold for as little as $29 and as much as much as $202. Most replica rings are made of alloy with 18k gold plating. CZ’s are generally handset and usually surround the “U” in the middle top.
1989 UIVERSITY OF MIAMI HURRICANES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RING-NOT IMITATION
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VINTAGE 1983 MIAMI HURRICANE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RING-NOT IMITATION
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