Want a rare piece ofÂ Green Bay PackersÂ history?
On Tuesday, Pawn America sent a tweet and picture of a 2010 Green Bay PackersÂ Super BowlÂ ring in its possession, causing a stir among Packers fans who wanted to know the seller.
“This is probably our coolest piece at Pawn America Appleton!” the pawnshop wrote on Twitter, the micro-blogging social media site. “An authenticated 2010 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Ring!”
An attached photo shows the face of the diamond-encrusted ring in a ring box, but not the name on the side. It has the center G, four diamond footballs in the corners and reads “World Champions.”
“Sad. I want it,” tweeted Dina Czarapata.
The ring would probably fit her.
“It’s not a player’s ring. It’s a staff ring and it fits a female hand,” said Dominic Volpe, one of the managers at the Pawn America pawnshop/retail store inÂ Grand Chute, Wis.
The Packers organization made Super Bowl rings for all the players, plus every full-time employee and member of the board of directors.
Volpe said the ring has the name “Pace” on the side. Certification paperwork lists the seller as Sarah Pace. On the Packers website, Pace is listed as “Atrium Operations Lead” under Front Office staff.
Pace did not return a call Tuesday asking why she sold her piece of Packers history.
Despite the fact that the Super Bowl sparkler is not a player’s ring, it’s getting a lot of attention in the store.
“It’s a customer grabber,” Volpe said. “It’s the first thing you see in the high-value jewelry cabinet. You rarely see things like you see on ‘Pawn Stars,’ rare jewelry like that. This is one of those pieces. Most people think it’s a player’s ring and want to know, ‘Where’d you get that?’ ”
Volpe said the ring wasn’t pawned, but rather was sold outright.
“We have quite a few people interested in it,” he said.
Interested buyers should be prepared to shell out $9,999, plus 5% tax.
“It would be worth well more than $10,000 if it was a player’s ring,” Volpe said.
It’s rare to find Super Bowl rings for sale, according to aÂ Green Bay Press-GazetteÂ story last year. It said Paul Hornung’sÂ Super Bowl IÂ ring sold for about $40,000 in 2002. Offensive linemanÂ Steve WrightÂ sold his Super Bowl I ring for $73,409 last May. Elijah Pitts’ Super Bowl II ring once sold for approximately $30,000, although the diamonds in that ring were replaced with fakes.
In August, Fuzzy Thurston’s Super Bowl II ring was auctioned to pay back taxes. It fetched more than $50,000.
WRITTEN BYÂ Maureen Wallenfang, The (Appleton, Wis.) Post-Crescent Â & FULL STORY HERE