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Old 10-09-2017, 10:35 AM
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Cubs fans, here is your chance to own a genuine 2016 World Series ring. The first authentic Cubs World series ring has hit the market in an auction by Lelands-
https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/...ry-market/amp/

Here is the bidding site- as of my post, the bid (which started at $1,908 as an homage to the previous year the Cubs won the World Series) was now at $33,299.00-
https://lelands.com/bids/bidplace?itemid=85262


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Old 10-09-2017, 03:48 PM
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Cubs fans, here is your chance to own a genuine 2016 World Series ring. The first authentic Cubs World series ring has hit the market in an auction by Lelands-
https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/...ry-market/amp/

Here is the bidding site- as of my post, the bid (which started at $1,908 as an homage to the previous year the Cubs won the World Series) was now at $33,299.00-
https://lelands.com/bids/bidplace?itemid=85262


it would be nice to know the name of the individual to whom it was originally presented...but they do not name him even tho his name is said to be engraved on the ring
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:17 PM
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it would be nice to know the name of the individual to whom it was originally presented...but they do not name him even tho his name is said to be engraved on the ring
Put in the winning bid and you'll find out.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:23 PM
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High bid now is at $48,753 with 18 days left in the online auction. I wouldn't be surprised to see it reach 6 figures.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:21 AM
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If a scout's ring - a guy whose name isn't even known - reaches this kind of $$ then I suspect a few more of these rings will hit the market soon..
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:09 AM
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The Cubs were not happy to see one of their higher-end World Series rings being sold on an auction site, and they were investigating who was selling it or whether it was counterfeit.-
https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/...could-be-fake/

Then today, the Cubs World Series ring was suddenly taken off the auction site, and is no longer available. In addition, the scout who was trying to sell it is no longer with the Cubs.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...015-story.html

Non-paywall version-
http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=us

Auction listing-
https://lelands.com/bids/bidplace?itemid=85262

The ring had been bid up over $65,000 before the auction ended.
The Cubs non-players who received the rings were required to sign an agreement that required them to offer the ring back to the team for $1 before trying to sell it elsewhere. The Cubs aren't saying much, but what likely happened is the Cubs discovered the identity of the scout, parted ways with him, and threatened legal action to enforce the contract to buy the ring back.
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