by Brad Biggs
March 06, 02013
The Super Bowl XVII championship ring that was presented to Washington Redskins linebacker Mel Kaufman is for sale on eBay.
Kaufman, who died in 2009 at age 50, was a member of the Redskins for eight seasons from 1981 to 1988 and started on three NFC championship teams. According to the ad, the size 11 ½ ring comes with a letter of authenticity from Kaufman’s family and is in “near mint” condition with the original box.
The buy-it now price for the ring is $22,000 and eight offers have been made and rejected. The seller is offering free shipping.
This is one of three Super Bowl rings Kaufman earned in his career. He was a starter on the Super Bowl XXII team and also earned a Super Bowl XXVI ring when he was a scouting supervisor for the Redskins.
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