New York Giants Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor is selling off his 1991 Super Bowl championship ring.
Billed as a “phenomenally important memento from one of the greatest football players of all-time,” L.T.’s Super Bowl XXV ring went up for sale Thursday. The size-12 ring, which is described as being “considerably worn,” features a pair of football-shaped diamonds surrounded by 17 smaller diamonds. Taylor’s name and number, 56, are also engraved on the interior band.
SCP Auctions, the company listing the valuable piece of football history, reports that as of 6:06 p.m. ET on Thursday, Taylor’s ring had far received 19 bids, with the highest bid being $81,425.
The auction, which coincidentally kicked off less than 24-hours after the current Giants received their rings from Super Bowl XLIV, will end on Saturday and the auctioneers anticipate that it will bring in somewhere around $100,000.
Following his brilliant 13-year career in the NFL, Lawrence Taylor has been unable to steer clear of a slew of financial and legal problems. After being arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old in 2010, LT was sentenced to six years’ probation in 2011 as part of a deal in which he pled guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute.
Lawrence also lost money as a result of stock fraud involving a company he helped start and pled guilty to tax evasion in the late 1990s.
For more information on (or to take a shot at buying) Lawrence Taylor’s 1991 Super Bowl SSV Championship ring, head over to SCP Auctions’ website here.
via CBS News