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Are Chiefs’ 14.8-carat Super Bowl rings BUG? Fans and media spot minor, but potentially permanent, error in ‘$50,000’ recall

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Kansas City's 26-7 wild card win over sixth-seeded Miami is etched inside the ring, but as fans and the media quickly discovered, the Dolphins are listed as the No. 7 seed.

Pencils have erasers, erasing is useful for typewriters, and every computer keyboard has a “delete” key.

Then there are the Super Bowl rings, like the ones the Kansas City Chiefs unveiled on Thursday. Totaling 14.8 carats, the heavy band holds 529 diamonds and 38 rubies, and the parts not covered in jewels have been engraved.

One of those prints details the Chiefs’ path to their third Super Bowl victory in the last five years, which is where fans noticed a small, but potentially permanent mistake.

Kansas City’s 26-7 wild card victory over sixth-seeded Miami is depicted at the top of the engraving inside the ring. The problem is that the Dolphins were listed as the number ‘7’ seed in the AFC Playoffs in the images shared on social media.

“Miami was the sixth favorite,” KCTV5 producer Ronnie Hawkins wrote in X. “Oops…”

There remains a possibility that the physical rings are perfectly fine. As Kansas City Fox 4 host Harold Kuntz wrote in X, it’s possible that only the graphic provided to the public contains the error. The mementos, which typically cost between $30,000 and $50,000 each, could have been recorded properly. Spokespeople for the team did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for more information.

Kansas City’s 26-7 wild card win over sixth-seeded Miami is etched inside the ring, but as fans and the media quickly discovered, the Dolphins are listed as the No. 7 seed.

Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes smiled when they saw the Super Bowl LVIII rings

Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes smiled when they saw the Super Bowl LVIII rings

Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs showed off their dazzling new Super Bowl rings sparkling with diamonds, rubies and ‘Tom & Jerry’ at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Thursday night.

Included among the 14.8 carats are four marquise diamonds representing the franchise’s four Lombardi Trophies, including the last two seasons. The base of the trophies is made of 19 custom-cut baguette diamonds that distinguish the Chiefs as the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls in 19 seasons.

And the top of the ring opens to reveal an inscription from the work ‘Tom & Jerry,’ the nickname given to Mahomes’ 3-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman to win the Super Bowl. The ring design represents head coach Andy Reid’s handwritten sketch of the play.

Chiefs president and CEO Clark Hunt, who also wore the 2019 and 2022 Super Bowl rings before the ceremony, said this year’s version told the story of last season.

“You can think of some of the cool things that happened this year and they will be incorporated in one way or another,” Hunt said. ‘And just like last year’s ring, it has some really interesting surprises. And I can’t wait to see the look on the players’ faces when they open the boxes.”

The inside of the ring also includes a Lombardi Trophy depending on the recipient’s time with the Chiefs. The interior band features the word “United,” which was the team’s motto last season, along with the scores of Kansas City’s four playoff wins and each player’s signature.

Other clever touches include 28 diamonds celebrating the defense for limiting each opponent to fewer than 28 points in each game, 17 miniature gold leaf confetti marking points scored by the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game to beat Baltimore and 16 rubies cut as they recognize the club’s number of division titles.

Totaling 14.8 carats, the heavy band holds 529 diamonds and 38 rubies.

Totaling 14.8 carats, the heavy band holds 529 diamonds and 38 rubies.

One of the challenges for the team was to keep the ring's design a secret until its presentation.

One of the challenges for the team was to keep the ring’s design a secret until its presentation.

The top of the ring opens to reveal an inscription of the 'Tom & Jerry' Super Bowl play.

The top of the ring opens to reveal an inscription of the ‘Tom & Jerry’ Super Bowl play.

One of the challenges for the team was to keep the ring design a secret until its presentation at the celebration that included 400 players, coaches, team employees and their guests.

“The only thing I heard is that it’s bigger than last time,” said linebacker Nick Bolton, who wore last year’s ring for the third time. “I’ve been trying to get a look for about three or four days.”

The boxes in which the rings were kept included a combination to prevent anyone from seeing them too soon. Code 777 was revealed in a slot machine video following Hunt’s speech to the audience.

“We always try to find a way to put the ring in front of each individual at dinner,” said team president Mark Donovan. “And then make sure they don’t open it too soon, because it’s a moment of real revelation.”

Gracie Hunt, the daughter of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, gave fans a sneak peek at the event.

Gracie Hunt, the daughter of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, gave fans a sneak peek at the event.

The glamorous evening featured lots of candles and plenty of red accents on the tables.

The glamorous evening featured lots of candles and plenty of red accents on the tables.

The Chiefs completed their mandatory minicamp this week and will resume preparations for the defense of their back-to-back Super Bowl titles next month in training camp.

“Once you get past that parade, you’re on your way and heading into the new season,” Reid said. “It’s a night, I don’t want to belittle tonight, because there’s a lot to do and a lot of hard work and this is kind of a reward for it.”

“But I think the guys know it’s going to be good to get the ring, but they’ve moved on.”

And the Chiefs are already planning to return for a third consecutive ring ceremony, which would be the first in NFL history.

“Every year in this league, you have to come in with the same mentality, you have to be hungry,” Mahomes said. ‘It’s hard. You saw it last year, you’ve seen it every year I’ve been here. You have to fight to win that Super Bowl. “Guys have to have that mentality.”

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