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Kentucky 2012 National Championship player ring sold on eBay

If you were on eBay this morning, you could have purchased a former Kentucky player’s 2012 National Championship ring. The ring, which had the player’s name covered up for discretion, sold about an hour ago for $4,999.95:

It was one of 15 player rings given out to the 2012 National Championship team, and the seller (topdollarpawnkentucky) purchased it from the player himself, and offered to reveal the player’s name to interested parties via eBay messages.

Authentic player worn 2012 UK national champions box set. Purchased this from the actual player. Out of respect and privacy I have covered the name of the player. If you are interested, I will reveal the player name through eBay messages. I have documentation proving the actual player sold this ring. The ring is stainless steel. This is the real deal, one of 15 player rings. 

Any guesses as to whose ring it was?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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39 Comments for Kentucky 2012 National Championship player ring sold on eBay



  1. 2Dogs
    2:33 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Steve Bartman?



  2. Tony the Liger
    2:34 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Jon Hood all day.



  3. BEnglish017
    2:38 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Doron



  4. CatsFanFrankfort
    2:40 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    I’m guessing Twany or Harrow.



  5. UKatCrazy
    2:40 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Doron or Marquis

    • Marquis was not a player on THAT team, but I could see the seller playing with semantics if they thought it would help the ring sell.



    • CatsFanFrankfort
      3:50 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

      What? Marquis was absolutely a player on that team. We’ve only had one championship team (in the Cal era), and Marquis Teague was the starting PG. Not sure what you are trying to say.

    • Sorry…brain cramp…getting old. I was thinking #5 meant Marquis Estill. I remember Estill being an assistant and I was thinking he was at UK that year.



    • Razor Ramon
      8:36 am August 5, 2017 Permalink

      ‘chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door’ is that textbook example of that one guy or girl everyone knows, who thinks they know everything and say a lot of things before they think

    • Dude, I admitted I was wrong. What more do you want?



  6. 4KCATS
    2:43 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Beckham or Vargas.



  7. Good Times
    2:45 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    It’s gotta be Harrow right?



    • Good Times
      2:46 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

      Though, I guess if the ring location is in Lexington, maybe not.



  8. ldailey3
    3:00 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    It’s Jon hoods all you had to do is ask the seller who’s it was and he would tell you.



    • Tony the Liger
      3:13 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

      So you asked and it is, in fact, Hood’s?



    • theWilkman
      3:36 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

      It seems really short-sighted if it’s Hood. He’s a KY boy, you telling me he can’t make $5k doing some local car dealer promos somewhere in the state?



    • TBW3011
      5:56 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

      He didn’t even make 5k. He sold it to the pawn shop, who then sold it for 5k. Doubt he got 1k for it.



    • ldailey3
      3:50 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

      Yes I asked and it is hoods.



    • J-Dub421
      3:57 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

      I saw some comments elsewhere on line that it is Hood’s, also that Hood’s 2014 Final Four ring was on sale as well.

    • I’m don’t understand why they can’t say who it is on the auction post if they can be so free with it through messenger.



  9. Basteballer
    3:12 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    I would guess Doron.



    • Eazy
      5:58 pm August 5, 2017 Permalink

      You’d guess wrong. It was Hood. Lamb poured in 24 in the championship game. He was a key player.



  10. Lori M
    3:21 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Stainless steel?



  11. J-Dub421
    3:30 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t know whose ring it is, but it makes me a little sad that they sold it.

  12. Can I get a saladium/paladium/celestrium replica of it?

  13. BTW, Matt is going to be on Finebaum later. I don’t know what time (I couldn’t find it on the web).



  14. TBW3011
    5:53 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    An idiot. That’s for sure. If you want to sell it why in the hell would you sell it to a pawn shop and get screwed? I bet the pawn shop didn’t pay 1k for it.



  15. CstlCAT22
    5:57 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Would have never thought stainless steel but found this in an article. “The 2012-13 NCAA Division I manual sets a cap of $415 per individual on what can be spent by a school on national championship rings.”



  16. BigBlueSkyDog
    6:21 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Doron Lamb



  17. Reuben Cuban
    6:44 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Never. Ever. Sell that ring. Talk to a team mate; set up a Go Fund Me account. But that ring is priceless.



    • Kevin C
      10:38 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

      LOL….it’s not “priceless”. If it were Ant’s , definitely….MKG or TJ’s, maybe. But a stainless steel ring worn by Jon Hood is worth far less than the asking price on Ebay, and certainly not priceless.



  18. wootdawg
    7:30 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Why do people keep saying Harrow? Lmao. He wasn’t even in the team that year



    • BBNDan7
      1:12 am August 5, 2017 Permalink

      He was on the team. He sat out do to transfer rules. LMAO maybe you should research before you try and snatch people’s wigs



  19. terwilliger
    7:57 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    wootdawg harrow was a redshirt that year. He practiced with the team all year and absolutely received a championship ring.



  20. Czimm12
    8:59 pm August 4, 2017 Permalink

    Sad that Hood sold it. Is he hurting that bad? You would think a Ky kid would go to his grave with that ring



    • chris43
      1:06 am August 5, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah it’s truly a shame. Hard to believe that he’s that hard up or broke. Kinda makes me sick to my stomach to be honest. Smh



  21. notFromhere
    1:22 am August 7, 2017 Permalink

    It’s a stainless steel ring. Kid hardly played his whole time with Cal. People actually move on with their lives outside of internet fan sites. Worked his butt off, got hurt, and made memories. Can’t take any of those things away from him, and can’t make money off of them without being a starter. Can’t blame him for selling it. People are just salty they didnt know and didn’t buy it…