Winter 2014 Auction Closing Feb 7
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/8/2014
Andy Rice enjoyed a nice eight-year career as a defensive tackle, starting in Super Bowl II for the Kansas City Chiefs, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers. A couple years later, the Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings to claim their only Super Bowl title. After Super Bowl II, Rice was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the expansion draft, and when the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV, they awarded rings to those players which were lost in that 1968 AFL expansion draft. This is the ring presented to Andy Rice for his contributions to the Chiefs organization. The top features a large diamond surrounded by 10 smaller diamonds, all in a football motif fixed into a red stone. Around the perimeter reads "KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 1969 WORLD CHAMPIONS". One shank has his name "RICE", his number "70", position "DT", and score of the AFL title game, while the other side has the Super Bowl score, "CHIEFS 23 VIKINGS 7" and the Lombardi trophy. This size 15/38 gram ring has "JOSTENS 10K" engraved in the band. It is extremely rare to see player rings hit the auction market, especially ones from a very early Super Bowls, and this provides a strong opportunity to acquire this scarce precious vestige of early NFL history. It is apparent Mr. Rice enjoyed his ring, as this item exhibits consistent light wear, with several raised areas lightly worn down. Despite this normal 45 year wear, the ring has all legible features and displays very well. Very Good overall condition. LOA from Andy Rice.
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