Players rings from the only perfect season in NFL history don’t come up for sale very often, but one of them crossed the block at Classic Auctions late Wednesday night. The ring presented to backup wide receiver Otto Stowe sold for $41,372.
The ring commemorates the Dolphins’ still unmatched 1972 season in which they completed a 14-0 regular season and then swept through the playoffs to win Super Bowl VII. Stowe was a second round draft pick in 1971 and was traded by the Dolphins after the ’72 season.
The ring’s right shank has a raised Dolphins logo with “Stowe” above and “Winning Edge” below, while the left shank sports the Vince Lombardi Trophy with “17-0” and “Perfect Season” below, and “Super Bowl VII” with the score listed above.
Only a few Dolphins Super Bowl rings have sold at auction over the years, topped by the one awarded to Super Bowl VII MVP Jake Scott that went for $138,000 in February of 2021.
Derek Loville’s Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXIII was also offered in the auction. One of three won by the former running back during his career, the ring sold for $37,610.
In all, the auction generated $1.86 million in sales.
As with most auctions conducted by the Montreal-based company, there were numerous game-worn jerseys in the catalog. One of few all original single-season New York Raiders WHA jerseys, one donned by Craig Reichmuth, sold for $41,893.
A 1992-93 Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins gamer netted $$30,085 while a 1972-73 Larry Robinson Montreal Canadiens rookie sweater sold for $22,226.
Numerous vintage hockey card sets were sold including a 1911-12 Imperial Tobacco C55 set with 10 PSA-graded cards that went for $35,498 and the 16th current finest set of 1954-55 Topps Hockey on PSA’s Registry that sold for $19,077.
Complete results can be found here..