The Eagles won Super Bowl LII. The city of Philadelphia absolutely loved every minute of it. You know who else enjoyed the Eagles winning the Super Bowl? Some counterfeiters in Hong Kong apparently.
Customs and Border Protection shared news of a shipment of 108 fake Super Bowl rings coming in from overseas being seized in Philadelphia.
"CBP officers seized one such shipment of 108 Super Bowl rings, June 29, that if authentic, had an MSRP of $1,080,000. The rings represented many Super Bowl champions, including the Eagles," the CBP said via a release.
"The express consignment parcel arrived June 18 from Hong Kong manifested as alloy rings. CBP officers noted the poor craftsmanship and detained the rings to verify authenticity with the National Football League, the trademark holder. The NFL confirmed the rings as fakes."
The release also included this hilarious quote:
"Customs and Border Protection officers are like offensive linemen in that both are on the frontline and work hard to protect something important. CBP officers intercept counterfeit products at our nation’s Ports of Entry before they could harm U.S. consumers or businesses,” said Casey Durst, CBP Director of Field Operations in Baltimore.
The Eagles' actual Super Bowl rings have 219 diamonds on them, so if you think you're getting a good deal on one, it's probably too good to be true.
Jostens, the makers of the Eagles' official rings, are offering replica ring memorabilia for sale. Just don't expect that much bling.
Similarly, one fan in New Jersey created a "fake" Eagles Super Bowl ring out of sand. Word of advice: don't attempt to purchase that either cause it'll just get washed away.