Green Bay Packers Super Bowl I Ring Sells For $73,409 at Sports Memorabilia Auction

By Dan Parzych

On January 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers became the first team in NFL history to win the Super Bowl after their 35-10 over the Kansas City Chiefs.  Now, a sports fan can officially say they own a part of history after a championship ring from Super Bowl I after winning the item from a sports memorabilia auction over the weekend.

According to Jeff Ash of the Green Bay Press Gazette, the championship ring of former Packers tackle Steve Wright sold for $73,409 at Grey Flannel’s auction last week–which ended up being the highest football item sold. The auction by Grey Flannel made $2.4 million overall and believe it or not–Wright’s ring wasn’t the top item sold.  The top item from the auction ended up being a Julius Erving game-worn autographed Virginia Squires road jersey went for $190,414.

Wright, who is now 68, spent four seasons playing for the Packers from 1964-67 and was part of the team’s first two Super Bowl championships. He was also a member of the team’s 1965 championship team–which was the final year before the merger agreement between the NFL and AFL.

 

 

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