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Super Bowl Rings Shine in Goldin Auctions' $2M Sale

Super Bowl rings net $200,000+; Hakeem Olajuwon's 50 Greatest Player litho sells for $75,000+ and Davey Lopes Collection tallies $50,000+ in Goldin Auctions' Opening Day sale that nets $2 million.

Five Super Bowl rings available in the 2015 Goldin Auctions Opening Day Auction were among the highest priced items in the auction that closed in the early morning hours of May 10. In addition to setting several record prices, Goldin Auctions generated $2 million in sales from 12,000 bids on 1,400 lots of sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia.

"This was a very fun auction to put together, as it featured some of the most unique sports, entertainment and historical items we have ever offered, and as a result there were hundreds of new bidders," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. "Having sold more than two dozen Super Bowl Rings in the past two years, it has become apparent to us that this is one of the most vibrant sectors in the industry so we were not surprised that these rings all did so well."

For a look at all of the items sold, visit Here's a closer look at the final sales prices for some of the most unique and valuable items:

Lot #10 -Hakeem Olajuwon's NBA 50 Greatest Players Autographed Lithograph signed by 49 of the 50 players (except Maravich) plus NBA Commissioner David Stern - ($75,020)


Lot #28 - 2011 NY Giants Super Bowl Ring (player Danny "DJ" Ware) - ($58,080)

Lot #27 - 2007 NY Giants Super Bowl Ring (player Danny "DJ" Ware) - ($43,560)

Lot #29 - 2012 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Ring (player Nigel Carr) - ($43,560)

Lot #11 - Game-Used Ball from 1941 Game when Ted Williams Batted .406 - A's pitcher Fred Caligiuri saved this baseball from the day he gave up two hits to Williams in three at bats to secure a .400 batting average as Caligiuri also pitched a 6-hit complete game for his second and final career win - ($26,620)

Lot #26 - 1990 NY Giants Super Bowl Ring (player Bart Oates) - ($21,780)

Lot #25 - 1983 Oakland Raiders Super Bowl Ring (player Greg Pruitt) - ($21,780)

Lot #542 - 1928 NY Yankees World Series Champion Team Signed Baseball ($20,750)

Lot #480 - Tony Lazzeri Game Used Yankees Era (1926-37) Glove - ($19,360)

Lot #537 - Jackie Robinson Single Signed Official N.L. Baseball - ($19,360)

Lot #4 - 1940 Walt Disney Signed Contract Naming Him President of Walt Disney Productions - ($18,755)

Lot #5 - 1965 Mickey Mantle Signed Player Contract - ($18,150)

Lot #21 - 1999 NY Yankees World Series Ring (staff member Sullivan) - ($16,940)

Lot #13 - 2008 Brad Lidge Personalized Rolex Submariner -given to all members of the Phillies bullpen to commemorate his perfect 41/41 save season and World Series championship. LOA fromJC Romero - ($14,520)

Lot #6 - 2004-05 Albert Pujols World Series Game-Used Glove with LOA from teammate Einar Diaz - ($12,100)

Lot #534 - Connie Mack Single Signed Official A.L. Baseball - ($12,100)

Lot #952 - Babe Ruth's 1919 Humidor Gifted to him by the City of Boston - ($12,100)

Lot #9 - 1971-72 Artis Gilmore Kentucky Colonels Game Worn Jersey - ($12,100)

Lot #1058 - 2014 Peyton Manning Complete Game-Worn Broncos Uniform includes jersey and pants from the game versus San Diego on Oct. 23, 2014 - ($12,100)

Lot #937 - 1914 Boston Braves Vintage Pennant - ($10,890)

Lot #1245 - Autograph Album Signed By Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, James Garfield & Many Other Historical Figures - ($10,285)


Lot # 1 - 2014 Clayton Kershaw Game-Used Jersey from Opening Day ($8,470)

The Davey Lopes Collection
Ten lots from the former MLB All-Star, manager and coach. All items come with a signed LOA from Lopes:
Lot #89 - 1978 Davey Lopes N.L. Gold Gove - ($13,310)
Lot #94 - 2009 Phillies NL Championship Ring - ($9,075)
Lot #91 - 1981 LA Dodgers World Series Trophy($7,260)

Goldin Auctions is accepting consignments through May 26 for its summer event which will include both a Premium Live Auction during The National Sports Collector's Convention at the Muvico 18 Theater in Rosemont, Ill., on July 31 as well as a catalog/online auction closing on August 8. The live auction is limited to 100 premium items with an appraised value of at least $10,000. To consign an item, visit or call 856-767-8550.