UPDATE: Basketball Hall of Famer Chet Walker’s 1967 NBA Championship ring -- awarded to him after the Philadelphia 76ers captured the 1967 NBA title against the San Francisco Warriors -- sold for $34,375.
Basketball Hall of Famer Chet Walker’s 1967 NBA Championship ring – awarded to him after the Philadelphia 76ers captured the 1967 NBA title against the San Francisco Warriors – will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on October 30. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online. Bidding opened at $27,500.
Walker’s speed and agility earned him the nickname “The Jet.” A Benton Harbor, Mich., native, Walker attended Bradley University, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He led the Braves to the NIT championship in 1960. Drafted by the Syracuse Nationals in 1962, he was named to the NBA’s first All-Rookie squad. The Nationals moved to Philadelphia the following year and became the 76ers. A seven-time All-Star, the pinnacle of Walker’s career was winning the 1967 NBA Finals. Walker’s 1966-1967 76ers were considered one of the great NBA teams of all-time. They started 46-4 and finished with a 68-13 record. They defeated their nemesis, the Boston Celtics, in five games, before knocking off the San Francisco Warriors in the NBA finals in six games. Walker was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.
Walker’s size-13.5, 14-carat gold ring features a diamond set in the center of a red semi-precious stone with “Philadelphia World Champions” inscribed on the rim surrounding the stone. To the left of center is the team logo ''76'' and Walker's name. Opposite is the NBA logo and the year 1967, with the record of ''Won 68 Lost 13''.
Last year, Nate D. Sanders auctioned off Walker’s Hall of Fame Ring and Trophy for $49,555 and $40,953.
Additional information on Chet Walker’s ring can be found here.