An official 2017 New England Patriots’ Super Bowl Ring is the headline item among the 1,100 lots for sale in the Goldin Auctions 2018 Winter Auction set to open Monday.
While it carries his name on the side, the ring is not the official ring presented to Tom Brady, but rather an additional ring. It is displayed in a presentation box with a Jostens’ Certificate of Authenticity and appraisal made for Brady.
“This is the first Brady award that has ever come to market,” Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions told ESPN.com. “He never lets things go, and nobody from his inner circle has ever given up something like this.”
It’s also the first time a Super Bowl LI ring has been offered at auction.
The size 10 ½, ring weighs approximately 77.3 grams and features 260 diamonds compared to 283 on the rings presented to players and coaches and it’s slightly smaller but the rest of the ring is identical to the one given to Brady. The perimeter of the ring is surrounded in diamonds forming the shape of a football with the images of five Lombardi trophies, all covered in diamonds. The left shank features “Brady” and “Patriots” with an image of the lighthouse and bridge, the signature view of Gillette Stadium and accented with “5X” and the years of each Patriot Super Bowl win. The right shank has in raised relief the “Super Bowl LI” logo, “NE 34”, “ATL 28” with the phrase “Unequivocally the Sweetest” surrounding the Super Bowl LI logo. Capping off the right shank is “17-2” the Patriots’ overall record. The inside of the ring has engraved in the center “We are all Patriots” with Bob Kraft’s signature and “2-3-2002”. Also engraved is “Greatest Comeback Ever.”
In addition to 2017 Patriots Super Bowl Ring, the auction also features more than a dozen NFL championship rings including: 2012 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Player Ring (Christian Thompson); 1992 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Players Ring (Jimmy Smith); 2015 Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 Ring; 1999 St. Louis Rams Super Bowl Player Ring (London Fletcher); 1969 KC Chiefs Super Bowl Ring (scout Lloyd Wells); 1964 Buffalo Bills AFL Championship Ring (Head Coach Lou Saban) and a 1953 Detroit Lions NFL Championship Ring.
The auction runs through February 17.
A full description of the Brady ring and photos are available here. For an auction catalog, visit GoldinAuctions.com. The company is also currently accepting consignments for its 2018 auctions including the Jackie Robinson Contract Auction.