SI.com takes a look at some championship rings from various sports, beginning with those of the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, who defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in a best-of-seven final series.
<i>Top row, from left:</i><br>1974 team, Super Bowl IX (Steelers 16, Vikings 6)<br>1975 team, Super Bowl X (Steelers 21, Cowboys 17)<br><i>Middle row, from left:</i><br>1978 team, Super Bowl XIII (Steelers 35, Cowboys 31)<br>1979 team, Super Bowl XIV (Steelers 31, Rams 19)<br><i>Bottom row, from left:</i><br>2005 team, Super Bowl XL (Steelers 21, Seahawks 10)<br>2008 team, Super Bowl XLIII (Steelers 27, Cardinals 23)
Bill Russell,a five-time MVP and twelve-time All-Star, was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won eleven NBA Championships during Russell's thirteen-year career.<br><br>Also displayed are the 2008 Championship rings of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, whose Celtics team won a best-of-seven series 4-2 over the franchise's longtime rival, the Los Angeles Lakers.
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter poses with his four World Series Championship rings in 2001.<br><br><i>Left to right:</i><br>1999 World Series, Yankees over Braves 4-0<br>1998 World Series, Yankees over Padres 4-0<br>2000 World Series, Yankees over Mets 4-1<br>1996 World Series, Yankees over Braves 4-2
New England Patriots
Super Bowl XXXVIII (Patriots 32, Panthers 29)
<i>Top row, from left:</i><br>1924, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1946 Johnny Lujack, 1947 Frank Leahy<br><i>Middle row, from left:</i><br>1949, 1966, 1973 Ara Parseghian, 1977 Joe Montana<br><i>Bottom:</i><br>1988 Lou Holtz
<i>Top row, from left:</i><br>1991, Bulls over Lakers 4-1<br>1992, Bulls over Trail Blazers 4-2<br><i>Middle row, from left:</i><br>1993, Bulls over Suns 4-2<br>1996, Bulls over Supersonics 4-2<br><i>Bottom row, from left:</i><br>1997, Bulls over Jazz 4-2<br>1998, Bulls over Jazz 4-2
Los Angeles Sparks and Lakers
Los Angeles Sparks over Charlotte Sting 2-0<br>Los Angeles Lakers over Philadelphia 76ers 4-1
UCLA won the 1969 NCAA Championship, defeating Purdue 92-72.
New York Nets
The Nets won the last ever ABA Championship series 4-2 over the Denver Nuggets.