Notre Dame has a long history of success and a legacy in college football. They have claimed 11 national titles (1924, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1966, 1973, 1977 and 1988), housed seven Heisman winners, posted a 15-16 postseason bowl record and posted an 853-301-42 all-time record (.731). Whether you’re talking bowl game or national title, Notre Dame championship rings have spawned a plethora of replicas that sell rapidly on eBay.
The last Notre Dame team to win a national championship was the 1988 Fighting Irish under the direction of legendary coach Lou Holtz. The team posted a 12-0 record that season and placed in the Fiesta Bowl at the BCS National Championship game. Their opponents were the undefeated West Virginia Mountaineers. Billy Hackett scored the games first points with a 45-yard field goal for an early 3-0 lead and at the half the Fighting Irish were up 23-6.
West Virginia would come back in the second half though and cut the lead to 26-13 but Notre Dame sealed the game with an interception in the end zone and a final score of 34-21. Notre Dame would claim its 11th Fighting Irish championship ring, and last to date.
Notre Dame hasn’t won a national title now for over 23 years and has even had the distinction of having lost nine consecutive Bowl games, which is an NCAA record.
Replica Notre Dame bowl game or championship rings have been selling on eBay for as little as $10 and as much as $201. Some of these rings have been constructed of a jewelers alloy and are plated in 14K gold, weighing around 70 grams. Others are a zinc alloy with customized blue gemstone colors. Obviously, the more you invest the higher quality your ring will be. Occasionally, you’ll see an authentic Notre Dame ring up for sale with prices running $5,000 and up. A 1977 player’s ring was offered not long ago. Click the links below to see what’s being offered on eBay right now.
There are other types of vintage Notre Dame football rings too. One that went for $350 not long ago is a monogram club ring. It is made of 9.25 sterling silver and is accompanied by an appraisal letter from PSA/DNA services. You may have never been good enough to suit up for the Irish, but Notre Dame championship rings are one way to get a little closer to this legendary school.
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