Super Bowl Ring, NFL Jerseys are Hot Tickets

A Super Bowl XVI ring worn by former 49ers’ running back Earl Cooper sold for $18,439.27 in an auction conducted by American Memorabilia which closed early Friday morning.

American Memorabilia’s September auction was appropriately heavy on football and the company’s auction showed plenty of interest in pigskin pieces Thursday night.

Earl Cooper’s Super Bowl XVI ring, including the original presentation box and letter of authenticity, was the big ticket item, closing at $15,693. A 17.5% buyer’s premium pushed the final tally to over $18,000.

Two 1960s game worn official NFL jerseys were popular, with a Jim Parker Colts’ shirt selling for $10,736 before the buyer’s premium and a ’60s Forrest Gregg Packers’ away jersey topping $9700.

A University of Pittsburgh Tony Dorsett jersey sailed past $11,600 while a 1982 Steelers’ John Stallworth closed at $9760 without "the juice".

Other highlights (17.5% buyer’s premium to be added):

  • 1968 Catfish Hunter Oakland A’s vest $10,736
  • Marcus Allen USC game worn jersey $6666
  • Jorge Posada game-used catcher’s mitt $7669
  • Tiger Woods signed golf ball (1996) $5425

Over 800 lots of sports, music and entertainment memorabilia were included in the catalog. Results of the auction can be found by clicking here.


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