Fuzzy Thurston’s Super Bowl Ring Sells for Nearly $51,000
As we previously reported, former Green Bay Packer offensive lineman, Fuzzy Thurston, was forced to sell his Super Bowl II ring to help offset his debts with the federal government. The ring was part of the Heritage Auction that featured many historic pieces of memorabilia at the National in Chicago. More auction details can be found here.
The ring eventually sold for $50,787.50 on August 4th, which includes the buyer's premium. Although the purchaser wished to remain anonymous, the sales shows the lasting power that Thurston and the Packers franchise command in the hobby. The ring was originally expected to bring in only about $20,000.
Fans are still holding out hope that the new owner gives the ring back to Thurston, but, at the moment, that does not to seem to be the case.