Green Bay Packers legend Jerry Kramer sells Super Bowl I ring

By The Sports Xchange  |  Feb. 21, 2016 at 8:09 PM
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Green Bay Packers legend Jerry Kramer sold his ring from Super Bowl I for $125,475, according to an auction house.

Kramer, who played guard for the Packers for 11 seasons, auctioned off more than 50 items through Heritage Auctions on Saturday night in New York City. His game-used jersey from the first Super Bowl sold for $45,410.

The recorded record for a Super Bowl ring selling price is $230,401 in 2012 for a Super Bowl XXV ring auctioned off by former New York Giants star Lawrence Taylor. Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle William "The Refrigerator" Perry fetched $203,150 for his Super Bowl XX ring last year.

Kramer, who recently turned 80, attended the auction. He said he plans to establish an educational trust for his five grandchildren. His auction proceeds were expected to top $350,000.

Among the other items Kramer sold were a 1965 NFL Championship ring, a 1962 NFL Championship wristwatch and mid-1960's game-used jersey.

"We were very pleased with the results of the highlighted Kramer items as a whole," consignment director Chris Nerat told reporters. "This is the highest price ever paid for a Green Bay Packers piece at auction, and we were extremely pleased with that result."

The previous record for a piece of Packers merchandise was a game-used jersey by Hall of Fame receiver Don Hutson that sold for $80,662.50 in 2011.

Kramer, who lives in Boise, Idaho, declined to sell his ring from Super Bowl II.

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