You can bet the 2015 version will be a little fancier, but the 1975 Golden State Warriors championship rings prove this isn’t the first time the franchise has celebrated an NBA title. In fact, fans who attended a March game at Oracle Arena got their own replica version, complete with a cloth bag to carry it in.
The team held a 1975 Replica Championship Ring Night on March 23 against the Washington Wizards, almost 40 years after the team led by coach Al Attles and Hall of Famer Rick Barry brought a title to the Bay Area.
Teams didn’t spend the kind of money on championship rings back in the 1970s and the value of the authentic rings now has more to do with the history than the value of the jewel. We couldn’t find any example of a real 1975 Warriors ring being sold at auction—at least not in recent years.
The 1974-75 Warriors title ring is fairly plan and the replica rings match them pretty closely, with the exception of the diamond in the middle, of course. They’re gold with black trim with a fake stone in the middle. Fans ate them up and today, you can find them on eBay, generally selling for $90-100.
It’ll be a couple of months before we know what the 2015 model will look like but replicas will soon follow and it’s a good bet they’ll have another promotional giveaway too.