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OzzieBall2004
01-07-2009, 03:03 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/jwl/981794352.html

It sounds like it's an investor based on the company name stuff:

"-Left side has recessed panel with my name and season record "99-63" over MLB emblem and my company name at bottom "

all*star quentin
01-07-2009, 04:42 PM
How did you find that? I wonder what that ring would have sold for right after the World 05 Series win...any guesses?

jabrch
01-07-2009, 04:46 PM
I can only imagine this is an employee or vendor in somewhat of a dire financial situation. How could you ever sell that?

I'd get a second (third?) job, sell my car and take the bus, and do so many other things before I'd sell MY 2005 White Sox World Series ring if I had an authentic one with my name on it.

It says "my company name on it"...I'm guessing that is an employee of Levy or of some other vendor. I heard JR was very generous about who got rings. The management team of the stadium club, all Levy employees, got rings. I just don't see how someone could sell that unless they really were desperate.

white sox bill
01-07-2009, 04:53 PM
Speaking of which, where does one buy a replica? Been wanting one since that magic moment

Thome25
01-07-2009, 04:59 PM
Didn't the White Sox give one away to a lucky fan after they won the WS? This might be the fan who won the contest and is trying to sell it now. One side of it should say a person's name and correct me if I'm wrong, I believe the White Sox were going to have the fan's name engraved into it as well. Just like they did for players/coaches/employees.

EDIT: I didn't see the post about Levy.....my bad.

sox1970
01-07-2009, 05:02 PM
They raffled away to three fans.

Tekijawa
01-07-2009, 05:11 PM
I bet it's Neal Cotts... He's from southern Illinios which is kind of like a southern Suburb and probably needs the cash.

HomeFish
01-07-2009, 05:23 PM
If you guys had unlimited money but wanted to pay as little as possible for it, how much would you bid?

ShoelessJoeS
01-07-2009, 06:05 PM
If you guys had unlimited money but wanted to pay as little as possible for it, how much would you bid?It's gotta be worth at least 10K, right?

DumpJerry
01-07-2009, 06:07 PM
It's gotta be worth at least 10K, right?
They were valued at 20k in 2006.

FoulTerritory
01-07-2009, 06:24 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/jwl/981794352.html

It sounds like it's an investor based on the company name stuff:

"-Left side has recessed panel with my name and season record "99-63" over MLB emblem and my company name at bottom "

Maybe its 2 by 4, the guy that did the marketing campaign for them at that time and used to post here. I think that was the name of his company too . . . 2 by 4.

Brian26
01-07-2009, 07:22 PM
I can only imagine this is an employee or vendor in somewhat of a dire financial situation. How could you ever sell that?.

I agree. Normally someone deserves to be hammered for selling something so special, but, based on the current economic environment, the sale of this ring might be financing next month's mortgage payment.

However, if the owner isn't in a dire financial situation, selling a World Series ring right now is a REALLY dumb move. Things like this are going for pennies on the dollar.

Brian26
01-07-2009, 07:24 PM
It's gotta be worth at least 10K, right?

What it is worth and what it will be sold for are entirely two different figures.

Konerko05
01-07-2009, 07:53 PM
What it is worth and what it will be sold for are entirely two different figures.

Well actually what it will be sold for is the worth.

It's Dankerific
01-07-2009, 07:56 PM
Does it come with the lightbulb? because I'd have to insist on a CFL.

Brian26
01-07-2009, 08:12 PM
Well actually what it will be sold for is the worth.

Not necessarily. This isn't an auction.

pearso66
01-07-2009, 08:21 PM
At the top it appears he's asking for $25,000. Sounds a bit much, but if i had that much sitting around and didn't need it, I'd definitely buy it.

SoxGirl4Life
01-07-2009, 08:23 PM
How could you sell that? My heart hurts at the thought!

Brian26
01-07-2009, 08:24 PM
At the top it appears he's asking for $25,000. Sounds a bit much, but if i had that much sitting around and didn't need it, I'd definitely buy it.

I completely missed that in the title. $25,000 is insane.

He'll would be lucky to get $2500 for it right now.

Konerko05
01-07-2009, 08:25 PM
Not necessarily. This isn't an auction.

I didn't realize he was asking for a set price. I thought he was just taking offers.

I doubt anyone is actually going to fork up 25K, so he will probably just take the highest offer. If that's the case, what I said is still true.

DumpJerry
01-07-2009, 08:28 PM
Mark Cuban (http://blogmaverick.com/) will buy it.

Brian26
01-07-2009, 08:28 PM
I didn't realize he was asking for a set price. I thought he was just taking offers.

I doubt anyone is actually going to fork up 25K, so he will probably just take the highest offer. If that's the case, what I said is still true.

In a sense, yes, but we're talking about two different types of "worth." You're talking about the worth of the ring to the seller, and I'm talking about the worth of the ring as a fair market value. The seller could decide he doesn't want it anymore and accept $300 for the ring. Does that mean the ring is worth that much? No. The appraised value of the gold and diamonds alone is worth more than that.

jabrch
01-07-2009, 08:44 PM
I completely missed that in the title. $25,000 is insane.

He'll would be lucky to get $2500 for it right now.

I'd pay $2500 for sure - without thinking twice.

Konerko05
01-07-2009, 09:13 PM
In a sense, yes, but we're talking about two different types of "worth." You're talking about the worth of the ring to the seller, and I'm talking about the worth of the ring as a fair market value. The seller could decide he doesn't want it anymore and accept $300 for the ring. Does that mean the ring is worth that much? No. The appraised value of the gold and diamonds alone is worth more than that.

I'm saying the worth of the ring is whatever someone else is willing to pay. An appraisal of diamonds and gold doesn't really mean anything unless someone is willing to pay that amount of money.

I believe you're arguing an ad on Craigslist isn't an open enough market to really judge the ring's worth. I can see your point in that regard.

DSpivack
01-07-2009, 10:29 PM
Mark Cuban (http://blogmaverick.com/) will buy it.

$25,000 for one World Series ring sure beats spending a billion not to get one

october23sp
01-07-2009, 11:42 PM
I'll stick with my state championship ring.:redneck

Domeshot17
01-07-2009, 11:46 PM
I told my wife I was thinking of making an offer on it. She loves the white sox as much as the rest of us, but she was ready to kill me. I think its safe to say if I bought that ring my wife would leave me.....

now comes the hard choice

I could probably find another wife

what are the odds of being able to buy a 2005 world series ring again?

GregO23
01-07-2009, 11:49 PM
I told my wife I was thinking of making an offer on it. She loves the white sox as much as the rest of us, but she was ready to kill me. I think its safe to say if I bought that ring my wife would leave me.....

now comes the hard choice

I could probably find another wife

what are the odds of being able to buy a 2005 world series ring again?

:gulp:YES! haha thanks for a great laugh, I hope you are somewhat serious, and somewhat joking!

Domeshot17
01-08-2009, 12:09 AM
:gulp:YES! haha thanks for a great laugh, I hope you are somewhat serious, and somewhat joking!

Just Stunk. I spent like half the day thinking how I wanted to break this to her. I approached her with a Guess what I found for US even! No Dice

It was basically those moments we all have as kids, where we have to ask our parents something we know the answer will be a no too. You spend all day thinking up this great presentation and approach, and still get the immediate no.

Part of me wants to just make the offer anyway, but thats a good amount of money. I was going to come in at about 14-15k and hope he took it, but I guess not now. I get what my wife is saying though, the money had been put away to not be touched for another 2 years. We have refused to touch it at all, so I guess it still hasn't change.

It's alright, for 1 day, the dream lived.

Sam Spade
01-08-2009, 12:14 AM
I completely missed that in the title. $25,000 is insane.

He'll would be lucky to get $2500 for it right now.

The stones and gold in it are probably worth more than that.

BainesHOF
01-08-2009, 12:41 AM
In the sports memorabilia world, World Series rings are valuable as a collectible. The ones of players obviously command a premium. The thing with the White Sox 2005 ring is everyone in the organization got a full-size ring. That's usually not the case for a World Series champion. The fact that there's a lot of White Sox rings out there has to affect the value of the ring to some extent. That said, it's the only year that a White Sox World Series championship was made, so the demand is higher than rings from many other years.

CleeFan101
01-08-2009, 06:01 AM
Unless it was someone on the 25 man roster, I wouldnt want a different person's name on my ring especially if im paying 25k. That being said it would be incredibly cool to have one, especially if it did have my name on it.

C-Dawg
01-08-2009, 06:58 AM
I bet it's Neal Cotts... He's from southern Illinios which is kind of like a southern Suburb and probably needs the cash.

Well, Chris Berman did say he was from suburban Belleville! Its just not a suburb of Chicago.

I seem to recall another ring being sold a year or two ago, this time on Ebay... It was discussed here on WSI but I don't remember the outcome.

white sox bill
01-08-2009, 07:26 AM
Well, Chris Berman did say he was from suburban Belleville! Its just not a suburb of Chicago.

I seem to recall another ring being sold a year or two ago, this time on Ebay... It was discussed here on WSI but I don't remember the outcome.

Belleville is close to St Louis. But I think Cotts was born in a nearby city close to Belleville

Steelrod
01-08-2009, 09:53 AM
Well, Chris Berman did say he was from suburban Belleville! Its just not a suburb of Chicago.

I seem to recall another ring being sold a year or two ago, this time on Ebay... It was discussed here on WSI but I don't remember the outcome.
28,000, if I'm not mistaken. It was for a minor league instructor.

Lundind1
01-08-2009, 11:26 PM
It gone. The poster on CL took it down earlier tonight. I really liked the description of it. Oh well, I didn't win the lotto a few weeks ago so I was not going to bug him for nothing.

Wonder if he actually sold it, got bothered so much that he took it down, or the team put the lid on it?

soxfanreggie
01-11-2009, 01:37 AM
Wouldn't there be like different levels of rings...some with CZ's and maybe a few diamonds and then the ones the players, coaches, and front-ofice staff gets?

That being said, if you can spend that much on a ring, there might be a way you can get your own name put on it.

gr8mexico
01-11-2009, 12:25 PM
I think this is the same ring that was listed on craigslist
http://cgi.ebay.com/Authentic-2005-Chicago-WhiteSox-World-Championship-Ring_W0QQitemZ280300701322QQihZ018QQcategoryZ50133 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

soxfanreggie
01-11-2009, 12:51 PM
Only a 5.5. I don't know if there would be enough to size it up to what I would need. Would make a great display piece, but I'd rather put that towards a new truck right now or a couple years season tickets.

Brian26
01-11-2009, 02:16 PM
I think this is the same ring that was listed on craigslist
http://cgi.ebay.com/Authentic-2005-Chicago-WhiteSox-World-Championship-Ring_W0QQitemZ280300701322QQihZ018QQcategoryZ50133 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'm sticking by my original prediction that the bids on that don't go over $2500. Maybe in 2006, but not in this economy right now for a vendor's ring.

It's also not a smart move putting that up on Ebay with really bad photos and then having to pay all of the final fees.

Ragator43
01-11-2009, 03:12 PM
I'm sticking by my original prediction that the bids on that don't go over $2500. Maybe in 2006, but not in this economy right now for a vendor's ring.

It's also not a smart move putting that up on Ebay with really bad photos and then having to pay all of the final fees.

The seller originally listed the starting bid at $15,000. It's been brought down to $8,000 for now.

gr8mexico
01-11-2009, 05:05 PM
The seller originally listed the starting bid at $15,000. It's been brought down to $8,000 for now.
Yeah I have been keeping an eye on it. If I had the money I would
get it.

Brian26
01-11-2009, 08:32 PM
The seller originally listed the starting bid at $15,000. It's been brought down to $8,000 for now.

Correct. So the original Craigslist ad was for $25,000, down to $15,000, and now down to $8,000. No way the reserve will be met on that.

Another thought to consider on those rings. I understand everyone who played on the team received one (40 players +/-), the entire coaching staff (10 +/- guys), the front office, board of directors, everyone who had any type of tenure at the park in an official capacity, vendors, etc. Is it out of the realm of possibility to consider 150-200 rings were made, if not more?

200 rings at $25,000 a piece = $5 million.

Does anyone think JR spent five million dollars on rings? Even if he got a huge discount from Jostens or whatever company made the rings, that's insane. I'd like to see what these vendor rings are actually appraised at. The seller (whether conveniently or not) has left that detail out.

fozzy
01-11-2009, 08:45 PM
wow that has my last name on the ring

Lip Man 1
01-11-2009, 09:04 PM
When I saw Billy Pierce's ring in May of 2006 at his home, he told me it was worth 6,000 for whatever that may be worth to the discussion.

Lip

Noneck
01-11-2009, 11:56 PM
When I saw Billy Pierce's ring in May of 2006 at his home, he told me it was worth 6,000 for whatever that may be worth to the discussion.

Lip

I don't know if Skowron got one but if he did, The Moose would know what it is worth.

Lip Man 1
01-12-2009, 11:36 AM
Moose did get one as working for the Sox in a PR capacity.

Lip

BainesHOF
01-12-2009, 09:55 PM
I'd say the $6,000 figure is pretty accurate for a non-player ring.

Lundind1
01-12-2009, 11:01 PM
I'd say the $6,000 figure is pretty accurate for a non-player ring.

The appraisal sheet that the person selling the ring put up on ebay says something in the neighborhood of $7600+. I didn't break out a magifier on this one but I had heard that through a guy I know who owns one.