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Amazing Collection of Football Championship Rings Coming to Auction

December 26, 2013

Goldin Auctions’ 2014 Winter Auction Begins January 13th.

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Descriptions are not available yet, but visiting the Goldin Auctions Web Site, reveals some amazing items coming to their 2014 Winter Auction.

At least 12 Football Championship rings are included. Perhaps the showcase item is a player 2012 Super Bowl Ring. The ring, belonging to Damien Berry, a reserve running back who has had issues with the law and is currently not in the league.

Baltimore Raven rings were awarded to the player’s in June of 2012 and this is the most current NFL Super Bowl Ring issued. This is the first Super Bowl XLVII ring to hit the market place and truly the first player ring available to collectors from that Super Bowl.

Also included is a rare 1958 Baltimore Colt’s player’s ring from the one of the most historic championship games in NFL history, three player-size 49er rings, a player’s Chief’s Superbowl IV Ring, and a few other gems.

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New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Claims Russian President Putin Stole His Super Bowl Ring

Patriots owner Robert Kraft reluctantly told people for years that he gave Russian president Vladimir Putin his personal Super Bowl XXXVIII ring. But according to the New York Post, Putin actually stole the $25,000 ring.

New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVIII Ring

Kraft recently explained the incident at Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence gala, saying, “I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring.’ I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.”

It was during the 2005 meeting with Putin in Saint Petersburg that the Russian President became enamored with the ring and came into possession of it, but the saga for Kraft didn’t end there.

After returning to the United States, he demanded the return of his ring. The White House intervened and at the behest of the American government, Kraft was instructed to claim the ring was a gift in order to ease possible tensions between the Russians and the United States.

According to the story, the government told Kraft, “It would really be in the best interest of US-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present.”

While the Patriots owner continued to tell officials that he wanted his personalized 4.94-carat diamond-encrusted ring back, the White House continued to stay firm in their stance that it would be best to claim it was a gift and leave it at that.

Perhaps Kraft was tired of keeping this a secret. The Patriots owner wants his ring back but it’s still in the possession of Putin and/or the Kremlin.

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