Lombardi ring sold for over $50K at auction in Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Vince Lombardi’s 1956 New York Giants World Championship ring generated the most money at a recent auction of his memorabilia.
USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports the ring sold for over $50,100. Lombardi was the Giants’ offensive coordinator and became head coach of the Green Bay Packers in 1959.
The seven Lombardi-related items raised a total of nearly $127,600. Terry Melia of SCP Auctions says they raised more money than expected.
Lombardi’s son, Vince Lombardi Jr., put the items up for auction himself, saying they were in a safe deposit box “collecting dust.”
The other items included a George Halas Night Patek Philippe wristwatch, a congratulatory telegram from President John F. Kennedy, a Green Bay Packers 14-karat gold and diamond cuff link, a Green Bay Packers 14-karat gold and diamond pendant, a Bishop’s Charity Game Bulova wristwatch, and New York Giants handwritten playbook notes.
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