Grey Flannel to auction Super Bowl I player's ring - first such example ever to be auctioned Grey Flannel Auctions has announced it will auction the Super Bowl I player's ring belonging to Steve Wright, former offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, in an absentee auction closing May 11.
News-Antique.com - Feb 04,2011 - WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. – As the countdown continues to Super Bowl XLV, Grey Flannel Auctions has its own Super Bowl-related news to announce. In May, the Westhampton, N.Y-based sports memorabilia auction house will offer to the highest bidder the Super Bowl I player’s ring belonging to former Green Bay Packer Steve Wright.
Under the guidance of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, the Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 15, 1967 to take home the first Super Bowl trophy. Wright played offensive tackle for the Packers in that landmark game.
The ring to be auctioned in May comes directly from Steve Wright and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Wright himself. It will be offered at auction with a $10,000 reserve.
“To our knowledge, the May sale will mark the first time an authentic player’s ring from Super Bowl I has ever come to auction,” said Grey Flannel Auctions president Richard E. Russek.
The auction will close for bidding on May 11, 2011. Watch for additional details soon at www.greyflannelauctions.com.
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