A Super Bowl ring owned by Dallas Cowboys publicist Curt Mosher has been consigned to Heritage Auctions' February 23-24 Platinum Sports Auction in New York.
The ring, which originates from the Cowboys' first ever Super Bowl win in 1971, is expected to make more than $10,000 in the sale. It has been brought to auction by Mosher himself, who is now 80 years old and told Dallas News: "I wore it when my fingers and hands worked. But I’d like to see it in the hands of someone who loves it as much as I do."
The ring would undoubtedly have been worth far more if it had been owned by one of the team members, although Heritage has said that it has been unable to find another example ever offered at auction. The record price for a Super Bowl ring is held by NY Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor's 1991 example, which sold for $230,401 to actor Charlie Sheen in May 2012.
The Cowboys' first Super Bowl win came as a result of a spectacular 24-3 win over the Miami Dolphins in New Orleans, a particularly impressive feat considering that this was the last defeat the Dolphins saw before completing the only perfect NFL season in 1972.
Also starring in the auction is baseball star Curt Schilling's bloody sock, which he famously wore in game two of the 2004 World Series. Paul Fraser Collectibles continues to bring you all the latest news on sports memorabilia.