At a Boston Area UPS Facility, Investigators Find Fake Championship Rings
July 24, 2019
Fresh from China, looks like these Super Bowl and World Series Rings Won’t be Selling on eBay:
During an inspection at the United Parcel Service distribution center recently, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered more than 100 fake World Series and Super Bowl rings. The shipment from China (where else would they be coming from?) was destined for an address near Boston.
In all, there were 101 counterfeit championship rings, according to Customs spokesperson Michael McCarthy.
These fake championship rings are not supposed to be sold in the U.S., because the sports leagues, and the teams, and the authorized championship ring manufacturer, hold the legal right to produce authentic championship rings.
The fake championship rings won’t fool anybody, as they appear shoddy up-close and don’t contain real gold or diamonds.
The inspection by customs officers uncovered 40 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII rings, 10 Boston Red Sox 2018 World Series rings, and 50 New York Yankees World Series Rings (for 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009). For good-measure, the shipment also included a single Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XXXI ring.
Mr. McCarthy said the matter remains under investigation.
And I’d love to know why the folks in China sent more Yankee rings to the Boston area then Red Sox rings?
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Please remember as always, I buy authentic championship rings (not knock-offs). If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.