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Ray Guy Forced to Sell Super Bowl Rings

Legendary punter Ray Guy’s Super Bowl XI, XV and XVIII rings are being sold at auction.   According to Nate D Sanders Auctions, Guy recently filed for bankruptcy and was ordered by a judge to sell the rings to raise money to pay off his debts.  Bidding is underway now and they will be sold next Tuesday to the high bidder.

All three rings are being offered in one lot.

Ray Guy Super Bowl XVIII ringGuy played for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1973-1986. A seven-time Pro Bowler, he was an essential part of the Raiders dynasty that won three Super Bowls. In 1994, he was named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary team. In 2000, the Greater Augusta Sports Council began annually awarding the Ray Guy Award to the outstanding collegiate punter.

Ray Guy Super Bowl XI ringGuy earned his first Super Bowl ring in 1977 after the Oakland Raiders crushed the Minnesota Vikings 32-14. The gold ring features 28 diamonds set in a football-shaped pattern.

In 1981, Guy was awarded his second NFL championship ring featuring 35 diamonds after the Raiders defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV.

Guy’s Super Bowl XVIII ring was issued in commemoration of the Los Angeles Raiders’ 38-9 victory over the Washington Redskins and displays 23 diamond-encrusted stones that are shaped into three footballs.

Guy’s rings will be shSuper Bowl XV ring Ray Guy Raidersowcased to the public at the 32nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago from August 3-7.

The Super Bowl rings had a current high bid of $6,727 as of Monday night but are expected to sell for between $75,000 and $90,000.

Sanders says the rings come  with a letter of authenticity from Guy.

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