A complete set of all six Chicago Bulls championship rings from the Michael Jordan-Scottie Pippen era are on the auction block. The property of longtime scorekeeper Bob Rosenberg, the rings are in the new Huggins & Scott Auctions catalog. The minimum bid for the group opens at $100,000.
In 1998, on the occasion of Jordan and company’s final NBA title, Rosenberg was one of a small number of those who were in the front office or had a close association with the organization to receive a custom presentation box with slots for all six rings.
Rosenberg’s scoring career started before the Bulls existed. A Chicago native, he got his start with the Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (who eventually became the Baltimore Bullets) in the 1960s and he joined the Bulls for their 1966 expansion season. He ultimately scored more than 2,150 home games for the franchise.
Rosenberg also spent many years as the official scorer for the Chicago Cubs and White Sox and for several other Chicago sports teams.
The Bulls championship rings are 14-karat-gold featuring an array of authentic diamonds, topping out in a full three carats’ worth for the 1998 masterpiece. Each ring is approximately size 9 and is engraved with “ROSENBERG / STATS.” The rings are accompanied by the 12 x 10 x 5-inch custom display box which showcases all the rings and boasts a “1998 World Champions” name plaque.
“This extraordinary set of Chicago Bulls championship rings are among the rarest and most desirable basketball memorabilia,” stated Huggins & Scott owner Bill Huggins. “The NBA Finals captivates fans every June. These rings reveal the excitement a fan had watching the Chicago Bulls dynasty led by Michael Jordan in the 1990s.”
Bidding is set to close February 20. More information and the auction listing can be found at HugginsandScott.com.