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A-Rod’s 2009 World Series ring is going up for sale

Feb 24, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

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Via Michael O’Keefe of the New York Daily News:

The diamond-studded, 2009 World Series ring A-Rod gave his cousin Yuri Sucart — the man Rodriguez says talked him into using steroids — will go on sale Monday, and sports memorabilia auctioneer Ken Goldin says it could fetch as much as $40,000.

Major League Baseball banned Sucart from the Yankees’ facilities in the spring of 2009 after Rodriguez told reporters that he had experimented with performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 and that they were administered by his “cousin Yuri.”

But it’s clear that the two have maintained a close relationship. Sucart was spotted on road trips with the Yankees in 2010 and 2011, and his name was discovered alongside A-Rod’s in the Biogenesis documents released last month by the Miami New Times. The ring has “Rodriguez” emblazoned on one side.

  1. dondada10 - Feb 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    I’m not exactly plugged in to the world of sports memorabilia, but if Schilling’s bloody sock can fetch almost 100K, no way A-Rod’s World Series ring gets only 40.

    • raysfan1 - Feb 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      I don’t think it’s A-Rod’s own ring–I think they’re saying its a ring he ordered and gave his cousin.

      • anotheryx - Feb 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

        It’s his own ring that he gave to his cousin

        From original story:
        “It’s a unique item,” Goldin said. “There is no doubt that Alex is the greatest player of his generation, and this was his only World Series victory.”

      • raysfan1 - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:04 AM

        No, it is an identical copy he had made for his cousin. Bloomberg reports that it is “one of many copies” he had made as gifts. Link to Bloomberg report:
        http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-24/alex-rodriguez-s-cousin-selling-world-series-ring-at-auction.html

        As such, I think the only reason it might fetch $40K is Sucart’s notoriety.

      • dondada10 - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

        Good find, Rays fan. Now 40K sounds like approximately the worth of the ring.

        To quote Salinger, it’s lousy with diamonds.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

        I wonder how much the diamonds alone are worth…or gems, I guess I should say.

    • jiminthebay - Feb 24, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      aside from that I’M IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE.

  2. anotheryx - Feb 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    As ARod obviously is not hurting for 40k, this has to be some spite thing, no?

    • historiophiliac - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      You’d think the Evil Empire would be unhappy with it anyway.

      I love how the article spins it though: even A-Rod’s cousin can’t stand him now. He’s tired of schlepping his dry cleaning around. lol Also loved the caption w/ the pic. Me-ow.

    • albertmn - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      It’s not ARod that selling it, so I don’t understand your comment about ARod not hurting for money.

      If this is just a copy he had made, who would want it anyway? Well, I’m sure there are some Yankee fans who probably have too much money (like the Yankees), so one of them might want it, so he can pretend he is part of the team (like Green Bay Packer “owners”).

    • badintent - Feb 25, 2013 at 12:16 AM

      Not really, but his cock ring would be worth only the $1.50 he paid for the Crackjack

  3. steelers88 - Feb 24, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    What?!?!?!?

    • tripleg3 - Feb 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      yea why did he give the ring to him and why wouldn’t he hold on to the ring?

  4. tfbuckfutter - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    How big is the diamond asterisk on the ring?

    At least 2 carats?

  5. 13arod - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Arod didn’t use steriods after 2009 i know it his cousion should be in jail for steriods

    • frank433 - Feb 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      Crouton?

  6. cackalackyank - Feb 24, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Seems only appropriate that A-rod would be making copies of his one and only world series ring, thereby diluting the value of World Series rings everywhere. His cousin is not trying to snub him by selling it, he probably did not want to ask his cuz for the bucks to hire the lawyer he needs. But as far as A-rod needing $, didn’t I see that he is selling his $38 million mansion? I honestly did not see the reasons…but has he been losing at those poker games while rehabbing?

  7. drewzducks - Feb 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Pride of the Yankees !

  8. Old Gator - Feb 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    How much do you think the Hanster could get for that .342 amulet that Scrooge McLoria cursed him with? Maybe an oil company executive will buy it and prices will go down.

  9. dirtyharry1971 - Feb 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    After reading this the Yanks really should part ways with Arod, i mean he won 1 WS and he gives away his ring? Yea Yanks dont need guys like this, we want guys like Mo who are ready to fill their other hand full of rings and would never part with them

    • rythestunner - Feb 24, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      It’s not his authentic WS ring, it’s a copy he had made and gave to his cousin.

      • password1 - Feb 24, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        don’t expect more than 33% of people to read more than the title of a story… reading? puh-lease, that’s for us smarty pants, haha… most stories have comments that show the person didn’t read any of the story.

    • protius - Feb 24, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      Harry is doing his Emily Litella imitation.

  10. lawrinson20 - Feb 24, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    The ring is as authentic as A-Rod himself.
    The ‘diamonds’ are glass — as fragile and hollow as A-Rod’s intellect.
    The purpose of both A-Rod and the ring — to cheat the viewer.

    • protius - Feb 25, 2013 at 1:26 AM

      You’re an idiot.

  11. daheadlee - Feb 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    So who’s selling it, A-Rod or his cousin? I’d want a certified appraisal.

  12. opshuns - Feb 24, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    WHY?????

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