Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 | 3:07 p.m.
First off, I've got to give Ray Brewer credit for this find. He makes it a habit every here and there to take a look on eBay for championship rings on sale.
It's always fun to look, even though dropping the dough on something someone else earned, I think, is pretty ridiculous.
(Sidenote: However, if I were a multi-millionaire and happened to be a Yankee fan, I'd have a hard time resisting buying this bad boy.)
Anyway, if you want to set yourself apart as a UNLV fan — and can scrap together a few grand from in between the couch cushions — you can have your very own 1990 UNLV national championship ring.
If you want it, here it is. The buy-it-now price? $3,749.99.
It's authentic for sure. It's been DNA tested by PSA, which any memorabilia collector knows is one of the true leaders in terms of authentication.
The big question, however, is who did this ring belong to originally? Any guesses? Yours is as good as mine. If you scroll down the listing, there are multiple shots of the ring, from different angles, but the name of the owner is blotted out in yellow in the photo that should show it. It appears the only way to find out whose it was might be to break that piggy bank.
Or just dig in your couch cushions.