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Lot 177

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Lot Number: 177

Description: Important Johnny Unitas 1970 Baltimore Colts Super Bowl V Championship ring - Among the most desirable Championship rings ever offered at auction. Classic design features the Colts horseshoe logo set within blue faux stone background with an approx. (1 Carat) diamond at the center. "Baltimore Colts World Champions" is lettered inside the beveled edge. One shank has a relief of the Lombardi trophy with the year "1970" noted across the top and "Super Bowl V" below. Opposite has the name "Unitas" flanked by his number "19" and position "Q.B." Rendering of a Colts helmet below is above respective team names and scores ("Colts - 16 Cowboys - 13"). "Jostens 14K" hallmark inside. The ring weighs (52) grams and is size (15) with a touch of light wear. As Unitas approached later life and it proved to large a pair of small holes were drilled inside and accept a small metal plate (included) that reduces it to size (14.5). Johnny Unitas was a transformational figure in the history of the NFL. His career began in the 1950s era with the dawn of the huge rise in popularity of the league and continued into the golden era of the 1960-70s. The 1970 Baltimore Colts revisited the glory of their championships from the previous decades and presented Johnny Unitas with the ability to add the crown jewel of a Super Bowl championship to his career achievements. Arguably the most significant NFL Super Bowl player ring and among the most important pieces of all sports championship jewelry to have been offered at public auction . Includes letter of provenance from the Unitas Family: EX-MT

Estimated Price Range: ($100,000-$200,000)

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