Championship rings, regardless of sport, are undeniably valuable. However, it appears that a large number of bogus championship rings have also been seized recently.
TMZ reports that the officials just stated that they confiscated a pile of bogus Kansas City Chiefs championship rings in a massive bust in Louisville, thwarting a plan to sell fake Patrick Mahomes Super Bowl rings. On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that officers intercepted a package that they say contained a small fortune-worth of fake Mahomes merch as well as other counterfeit sports memorabilia.
The shipment arrived in Florida from China. It contained 30 counterfeit Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl rings, 110 fake Atlanta Braves World Series rings, 10 fake Milwaukee Bucks NBA championship rings, and 80 fake Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl rings, according to the CBP.
Mahomes’ name was etched on some of the seized “jewelry,” along with his number and the phrase “Chiefs Kingdom.” according to a photo of some of the seized “jewelry.” According to the CBP, the box was valued at $345,000.
Needless to say, such seizures have become routine. In January, federal agents allegedly confiscated 56 shipments of 1,382 bogus sports championships and trophies, believed to be worth around $1 million if proven to be genuine.
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