Feds Seize Fake Steelers Super Bowl Rings Sent From China

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency saved Pittsburgh Steelers fans a whole bunch of money by breaking up a Chinese fake Super Bowl ring conspiracy. KDKA-CBS (Pittsburgh) reports the rings originated in China and were to be sent to addresses in the Pittsburgh-area in sets of six. The CBP provided a photo of the six rings in the set that included two Franco Harris rings, two Terry Bradshaw rings, plus rings from Hines Ward and Ben Roethlisberger.

“Steelers fans are some of the best fans in the country and I certainly can appreciate them wanting to own collector sets representing their team’s past glories. But upon further review, these rings are counterfeit and the call to seize them stands,” Keith Fleming, the CBP’s Acting Director of Field Operations in Baltimore, said in a statement.

Fake Super Bowl ring bust
(via U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

It’s unclear how much Steelers fans paid for the ring sets they’ll never get. The CBP seized the items and they’re off the streets.

Agents say the real rings would have a retail value of $90,000 or so.

Fake Steelers Super Bowl ring
(via U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Fake Franco Harris Super Bowl ring
(via U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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