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Super Bowl Ring Auction for Ray Guy Gave the Punter Almost $100,000

Super Bowl Ring Auction

In August 2011, we had a Super Bowl ring auction for the famous punter, Ray Guy, of the Raiders and his three rings brought almost $100,000.

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The description read:

Three stunning Raiders championship rings owned by Raiders punter Ray Guy. The first is from the Raiders’ 1977 Super Bowl XI win over the Minnesota Vikings. The 1977 Super Bowl was the first championship for the Raiders, who defeated the Vikings 32-14. The gold ring, size 13.25, reads “Oakland Raiders World Champions” on the face and features twenty-eight sparkling diamonds, most set into a football pattern. “14K” engraved upon the inside of the band. Minor damage to one of the diamonds, otherwise fine condition. Guy, the seven time Pro Bowl punter, received the 1981 Super Bowl XV ring when the Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10. It marked the first time a wild-card playoff team won the championship game. The gold ring, size 12.5, reads “Oakland Raiders” on the face and features thirty-five sparkling diamonds, most set into a football pattern (one of the large two center stones replaced with a CZ). Stamping present inside the band, but too worn to read. Fine condition. The Super Bowl XVIII ring represents the Raiders’ 1984 record-setting 38-9 win over the Washington Redskins, 29 points being the largest margin of victory at that time. Guy made an important 27 yard punt during this Super Bowl. The gold ring, size 13, reads “Los Angeles Raiders World Champions” on the face and features twenty-three sparkling diamonds, most set into a pattern of three footballs (one of the smaller stones on the face replaced with a CZ). “14K” stamped inside the ring’s band. Fine condition. All rings are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Ray Guy.

When Guy asked for a Super Bowl ring auction for his treasures, the media storm began and here are some of the comments.

From Yahoo Sports:

When asked by the Augusta Chronicle about the sale, Guy declined to elaborate.  “I don’t walk to talk about it,” he said. “I’m not trying to be hateful, but sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”

From Bloomberg News:

Bankrupt Ex-Raiders Punter Ray Guy Auctions Super Bowl Rings for $96,216

Obtaining media exposure for clients is one of our specialties at Nate D. Sanders Auctions.  Stories about the Super Bowl ring auction before the sale directly led to the high price tag.

If you are interested in auctioning, buying, consigning or selling Super Bowl rings, Super Bowl team issued trophies or other sports memorabilia, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com.  For more details, please see:

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