The New England Patriots are perhaps the team of the 21st century, coming out with three Super Bowl championships (2001, 2003 and 2004) in the first four years of it’s existence. The Pats did not lay claim to one single Super Bowl in the 20th century, so this sudden surge from zero to three has indeed been thrilling. Authentic and even replica Patriots Super Bowl rings have caught the attention of the fan and collectors community as well.
The team’s modern success has meant strong availability for salesman’s sample and replica rings while the occasional authentic Patriots championship ring also surfaces.
Following the hiring of Bill Belichick in 2000 and a 5-11 record, the Patriots followed up with an 11-5 record for the 2001 season led by starting QB Tom Brady. After edging through the playoffs, the Pats went on to face the heavily favored St. Louis Rams. The Pats beat the Rams in the last seven seconds with a field goal, earning them their first Patriots championship ring.
The Pats missed a year in the playoffs, but in 2003 came back to claim yet another title. They posted a 14-2 record for the season and faced the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII, winning 32-29.
New England duplicated their success the following year with another 14-2 season record and faced the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. The Pats won their second straight Super Bowl 24-21 and their third in four years.
Replica Patriots Super Bowl rings have been selling on eBay for between $30 and $350. The more expensive one is .999 sterling silver with top embossed Patriots logo, which is also studded with cubic zirconias. Others are a jeweler’s alloy plated in white gold weighing about 105.7 grams. Some come in the cherry wood display case and others in a wooden lacquered display box.
Some of the replica Patriots Super Bowl rings have the stones hand set while others have been glued. Make sure you look for a “Top seller rating” when buying for more assurance in what you are getting. An authentic, original ring will sell well into the thousands, depending upon who it was presented to and if it remains in top condition.