The 102-year-old North Carolina Tarheels are 5 time NCAA Basketball National Champions with wins in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009. They have reached the Final Four 18 times and have won their Conference an amazing 32 times. A wide array of North Carolina championship rings have sold on eBay over the last several years. The Heels are simply one of the most storied programs in college basketball and rings are among the most unique items fans can add to a collection of Carolina basketball memorabilia.
Don’t forget North Carolina bowl game rings either. Authentic UNC football rings do make their way to eBay. No matter the sport, you’ll likely have competition if you try to chase these rings down.
The Tarheels went undefeated in 1957, going 30-0 before entering the championship game with the Kansas Jayhawks. North Carolina came out successful, just barely edging by with a 54-53 win, earning them their first national championship.
Twenty-five years later in 1982, the Tarheels would arrive back at the NCAA championship game, led by Michael Jordan and James Worthy to face the Georgetown Hoyas, led by Patrick Ewing. The Tarheels went 32-2 for the season and ended up beating the Hoyas in a thrilling finish with a jump shot by Michael Jordan in the last 17 seconds that would eventually give them a 63-62 final score.
North Carolina posted a 34-4 record in 1993 and went on to defeat Michigan in the championship game 77-71. The game is most memorable by Chris Webber calling a timeout for Michigan when they didn’t have any left and getting a technical foul called on him. In 2005 the Tarheels would go 33-4 and faced the Illinois in the championship game, beating them 75-70 to bring home their 4th Tarheels championship ring.
In 2009, they went 34-4 again and got #3 seed into the tournament. After making their way up through the bracket, they would eventually face Michigan State in Detroit at the championship game. They won 89-72 and brought home their fifth national championship.
Replicas of North Carolina championship rings have been selling on eBay at healthy pace. Most rings are alloy and weigh 135 grams. Others are described as zinc alloy with a customized blue gem color on the main stone. These weigh about 93 grams. As always, the more you pay generally means a better quality ring.