The Oakland Raiders have made their rounds up and down California, starting out in Oakland in 1960 then moving to Los Angeles in 1982, only to return to Oakland in 1995. During that time, the Raiders have collected 3 Super Bowl wins (1976 and 1980 in Oakland and 1983 in L.A.) and one AFL Championship (pre-merger) in 1967. The four total Raiders Super Bowl rings are actually very popular on eBay these days, with many replicas being sold recently. Raider Nation is alive and well and many fans of the black and silver can't get enough of the team's memorabilia. Rings are a huge part of that. The team has a terrific history, in spite of their recent struggles.
The 1976 season for Oakland eventually led to a 13-1 record, the best in the NFL for the season. Coach John Madden had maintained a division leader status and a winning record for his entire career with Oakland. The Raiders would charge through the playoffs beating New England and Pittsburgh before reaching the Super Bowl opposite the Minnesota Vikings. The Raiders went on to defeat the Vikings 32-14 for their first post-merger Super Bowl championship.
The 1981 Raiders, led by Coach Tom Flores and QB Jim Plunkett, posted an 11-5 record. Oakland outlasted the Oilers, Browns and Chargers through the playoffs to eventually face the heavily favored Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV. The Raiders 27-10 win over the Eagles gave them their second Raiders championship rings in four years.
After the move to Los Angeles in 1982, the Raiders maintained their successful regular season campaigns and in 1983 went 12-4 through the season then beat the Steelers and the Seahawks in the playoffs to earn a spot in Super Bowl XVIII against the Washington Redskins. The Raiders won 21-3 and claimed their third Super Bowl ring.
The team's great punter, Ray Guy, was forced to sell his three Raiders Super Bowl rings in 2011 and they brought over $96,000 at auction.
Replica Raiders championship rings have sold on eBay for as little as $26 and as much as $375. The 1982 Los Angeles replica ring is silver and 24K gold plated. The 1980 replica ring is a jewelers alloy plated in white gold weighing about 105 grams. The 1976 Raiders championship ring is copper with 18K white gold plating containing high-graded studded CZ’s, prong set. The main stone is 6.5N CZ and 28 other pieces are 5N on the top of the ring.
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