Super Bowl Rings Gain in Size, Value

Members of Sunday’s Super Bowl winning team not only get a nice check–they also get a valuable piece of football memorabilia.

They weren’t really all that impressive 30 or 40 years ago.

Popular? Yes.

Coveted by every player in the game? Sure.

Super Bowl rings symbolized greatness–and gaudiness. But the rings of the late 1960s and 70s were fairly simple compared to those diamond-laden behemoths that adorn players’ fingers these days.

Sad as it is, some of the older player wound up having to sell theirs. Pittsburgh Steeler fans hope it’s not a jinx, but the Tribune-Review devoted a page to Super Bowl rings in its coverage from Tampa this week.


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