An official 2017 New England Patriots’ Super Bowl Ring, ordered by the family of Tom Brady, is the headline item among the 1,100 lots for sale in the Goldin Auctions 2018 Winter Auction from January 22 through February 17, at GoldinAuctions.com.
The ring is not the official ring presented to Brady, but rather an additional ring ordered by a Brady family member and approved by Tom Brady. It is displayed in a presentation box with an official Jostens’ Certificate of Authenticity and appraisal made for Brady. A search of public databases found this to be the first Tom Brady ring or award of any type that has ever been offered for public sale.
‘The comeback engineered by Brady in Super Bowl LI was perhaps the greatest achievement in the career of the greatest quarterback in NFL history,’ said Ken Goldin Founder of Goldin Auctions. ‘This is the first Official 2017 New England Patriots Super Bowl ring to be sold at auction and the fact that it was made for a Brady family member and features Brady’s name on the shank, makes it a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.’
The size 10 ½, ring weighs approximately 77.3 grams and features 260 diamonds. The perimeter of the ring is surrounded in diamonds forming the shape of a football with the images of five Lombardi trophies, all covered in diamonds. The left shank features ‘Brady’ and ‘Patriots’ with an image of the lighthouse and bridge, the signature view of Gillette Stadium and accented with ‘5X’ and the years of each Patriot Super Bowl win. The right shank has in raised relief the ‘Super Bowl LI’ logo, “NE 34”, “ATL 28” with the phrase “Unequivocally the Sweetest” surrounding the Super Bowl LI logo. Capping off the right shank is ’17-2′ the Patriot’s overall record. The inside of the ring has engraved in the center “We are all Patriots” with Bob Kraft’s signature and ‘2-3-2002’. Also engraved is “Greatest Comeback Ever.”
In addition to 2017 Patriots Super Bowl Ring, the Goldin Auctions 2018 Winter Auctions also features more than a dozen NFL championship rings including: 2012 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Player Ring (Christian Thompson); 1992 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Players Ring (Jimmy Smith); 2015 Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 Ring; 1999 St. Louis Rams Super Bowl Player Ring (London Fletcher); 1969 KC Chiefs Super Bowl Ring (scout Lloyd Wells); 1964 Buffalo Bills AFL Championship Ring (Head Coach Lou Saban); 1953 Detroit Lions NFL Championship Ring.
A full description of the Brady ring and photos are available here. For an auction catalog, visit GoldinAuctions.com. The company is also currently accepting consignments for its 2018 auctions including the Jackie Robinson Contract Auction.
Other Highlights Include:
- Lot #5: 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card ? A Beautifully Centered Example! SGC 84 NM 7
- Lot #72: 1909-11 T206 White Border Ty Cobb, Portrait, Red BackgroundPSA NM-MT 8 “1 of 3!”
- Lot #67: 1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank PSA PR-FR 1
- Lot #7: 1979 Thurman Munson Game Used New York Yankees Road Jersey (MEARS A10)-Final Season Rarity
- Lot #18: 1978-79 Pete Maravich Game Used New Orleans Jazz Home Jersey (MEARS A10)
- Lot #2: 1972 Hank Aaron Game Used & Signed Atlanta Braves Road Jersey (MEARS A10, JSA & Steiner)
- Lot #23: 1984 Mens USA Basketball Olympic Team Gold Medal with Presentation Box Presented to Wayman Tisdale (Final USA Amateur Team to Win Gold- Tisdale Family LOA)
- Lot #108: 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA NM 7 Truly Exceptional Colors!
- Lot #13: 1939 Walter Johnson Presentational Hall of Fame Plaque (Family LOA) Lot #14: 1957 Willie Mays Gold Glove Award (His First of 12 Straight!)
- Lot #10: Historic Bobby Riggs Match Used Racket From 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” Against Billie Jean King With Bobby Riggs Handwritten & Signed LOA In 24 x 32 Inch Shadow Box Display (JSA)
- Lot #22: Mike Schmidt’s Actual 1980 Babe Ruth “Sultan of Swat Award” Crown Presented To and Personally Owned by Schmidt -MVP and WS MVP Season Lot #215: 1966 Topps Football Unopened Wax Box (24 Packs) BBCE Certified
- Lot #377: 2012 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII Championship Ring With Original Presentation Box
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. All game-worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.