Goldin Auctions is offering collectors the chance to slip their fingers into more than a dozen football championship and Super Bowl rings, including one from "the greatest game ever played" and another marking the first 2012 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII player ring to be available at auction.
These items, as well as more than 1,000 other lots will be open for bidding in the 2014 Goldin Auctions Winter Auction from Jan. 13-Feb. 7 at www.GoldinAuctions.com.
The Super Bowl XLVII Ring comes from former Ravens' running back Damien Berry, a free agent from the University of Miami who was a member of the Ravens from 2011-13. The 1958 Baltimore Colts NFL Championship Ring was originally awarded to Colts defensive back and kick returner Leonard Lyles. It is engraved with his name and uniform number and includes paperwork of the sales transaction from the Lyles family.
"This is a rare opportunity for a fan or a collector to own a Super Bowl ring less than a year after it was earned and one from a landmark NFL game," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. "NFL Championship rings and Super Bowl player rings are coveted by collectors because it is rare for them to become available. That is why we are so excited to offer these unique finds in our 2014 Winter Auction."
Other prominent rings available in the auction include: 2000 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XXXV player (Jamie Sharper) ring; 1969 K.C. Chiefs Super Bowl IV player (Andy Rice) ring; three Super Bowl rings (XVI, XXIV, XXIX) from former S.F. 49ers great RC Owens; a 2004 N.E. Patriots Super Bowl XXXIX ring; and several other championship rings and trophies including Jamal Lewis' 2000 Ravens Super Bowl Trophy.
Other highlights of the 2014 Goldin Auction Winter Auction include The Walter Blount Collection featuring the finest Jackie Robinson game-used bat ever offered for sale, as well as a collection of autographs from African American sports and historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Willie Mays, Jesse Owens, poet/social activist Langston Hughes and more.