Tom Brady’s Super Bowl ring to sell at Goldin Auctions
A Super Bowl LI championship ring officially authorised by New Englands Patriots’ star quarterback Tom Brady is set to make waves at auction on January 26.
The ring is almost identical to the one Brady received for his MVP performance in the 2017 game (his seventh tournament appearance) and was made to be gifted to friends.
The sole differences are in the number diamonds (Brady’s ring has 283, while this one has 260) and in the size. This version is slightly smaller than Brady’s. It’s said to be worth close to $30,000 based on materials alone.
There’s a large market out there for player rings. One awarded to basketball hero Kobe Bryant sold for $173,172 at Goldin Auctions in 2013.
Another awarded to baseball legend Babe Ruth in 1927 made $2m last year.
This piece could skyrocket in value given the rarity of Brady memorabilia.
Brady’s status as one of the greatest players of all time is assured. Demand is at an all-time high but, crucially, there is simply not enough quality memorabilia out there to feed that demand.
As auctioneer Ken Goldin explained to ESPN: "This is the first Brady award that has ever come to market.
"He never lets things go, and nobody from his inner circle has ever given up something like this."
The Patriots’ victory in the last Super Bowl ensures their eighth consecutive appearance in Super Bowl LII this coming February.
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