Former New York mayor and current Presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani is a huge Yankees’ fan. He was able to buy four World Series rings from the club–rings that normally aren’t for sale and could be worth well into six figures.
We knew something was brewing when a reporter’s research assistant for New York’s Village Voice called SportsCollectorsDaily.com recently to discuss World Series rings and ask whether any had ever been given to politicians.
It seems ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani may have gotten a sweetheart deal on some Yankee title rings from 1996 to 2000 and the Voice presents a lengthy piece on it this week as reporter Wayne Barrett takes the Republican hopeful to task on the issue. Giuliani apparently paid about $4,000 for the rings, which are, by most all accounts, never sold by winning clubs–or given to city leaders. Some say the rings are worth a combined $250,000.
Giuliani responded in today’s New York Times.