Lawrence Taylor to Auction Off His1991 Super Bowl Ring
Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl ring can be yours, unfortunately
By MJD | Shutdown Corner – 9 hours ago
- SCP Auctions
That big shiny ring you see above contains 18 diamonds, including the big two in the middle, which total more than 1.5 carats. It was earned as the crowning achievement of a life spent being a revolutionary defensive force in the National Football League.
And today, any clod with enough disposable income can own it.
It belongs (soon to be past tense) to Lawrence Taylor. Why he's selling is unclear, but Taylor is not known for his wise post-career decisions. If it's on the auction block, it's probably safe to assume he needs the money. From Bloomberg News:
Neither the auction website nor the release makes any mention about Taylor's motives for selling. Mike Senyo, a spokesman for SCP Auctions, said in an e-mail that the linebacker is "just ready to sell."Taylor earned two Super Bowl rings in his career, in XXI and XXV. Who knows, maybe this one doesn't mean that much to him. Maybe the first one is a treasured memento and this one's an afterthought.
Click on through for more details on the ring.
From SCP Auctions:
Presented here is arguably the most significant Superbowl player ring ever offered publicly. Lawrence Taylor's own 1991 Superbowl XXV ring feature two football shaped diamonds on the face surrounded by worn blue enameling framed by seventeen smaller diamonds. Design elements include the name "TAYLOR" on the left shank above a Giants helmet and his number "56". Engraved on the interior band in the full name "LAWRENCE TAYLOR". The ring shows considerable wear, that in some eyes, only enhances it aura. A phenomenally important memento from one of the greatest football players of all-time. Size: 12.If the ring has considerable wear, it means it's spent a lot of time on LT's finger, and if it's spent a lot of time on LT's finger, this ring has probably led a more interesting life than just about any person alive. Not always a clean life, perhaps, but interesting. LT's fingers have probably been in places most of us only read about. And then wish we hadn't.
Includes a notarized LOA from Lawrence Taylor.
The bidding is over $67,000 (and climbing quickly). The auction ends on Saturday night.
Last edited by Dagan81; 05-17-2012 at 10:17 PM.
LT should really consider keeping his nose out of the cookie jar and not blowing his money on underage prostitutes. He might have more money that way. lol
The guy's life has been pretty tragic. Sad to see the great LT needing to do this.
The public has not been given a reason why he's doing this. That being said, I think that half a lifetime's worth of drug deals and other acts of vice, as well as other frivolous expenditures have finally come back to bite him in the ass. You would think that he could just go out and make a whole lot of money on the memorabilia circuit like a lot of other sports legends have been doing for decades - you know, by signing autographs, etc. Who knows but him. It seems the only times his name pops up in the news are when he either breaks the law or when he makes an attempt at participating on "Dancing with the Stars." LOL
Originally Posted by BigBadPapaBear
Thought he turned the corner as I've haven't heard about him in relatively so long. Spend the money in Bangkok LT, it will last longer.
Arguing on the internet is like winning the special olympics, even if you win your still messed up.
Restore the roar!
He wouldn't get the VIP treatment in Bangkok that he gets here in America, shorty. Here, amongst the ho's and the drug dealers, he's as legendary for his vices as he was for his ability of ending the careers of quarterbacks. lol
Originally Posted by short faced bear
well apparently LT gave the ring to his son as a gift some time ago, and its his son who is putting it up for auction. LT said he was unaware his son decided to auction it, but said it was his decision to do it and he supports him.
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And you came by this information how? lol
Originally Posted by Jimmors
Originally Posted by Dagan81
New York Giants' Osi Umenyiora offers to buy Lawrence Taylor's ring, but comes up short of Twitter goal - ESPN New York
Osi Umenyiora offered to buy the ring and give it back to LT....if Osi got 500,000 followeres on twitter. He got 50k.
But yeah...kind of funny how everyone jumps to conclusions and make judgements about LT without having the full picture.
Taylor's agent, Mark Lepselter, previously told FoxSports.com that the linebacker was unaware his son was auctioning off the ring, but was fine with his son's choice. Taylor gave the ring to his son as a gift, according to the addendum on the bidding site.
"Son, I spent the prime years of my life playing perhaps the most violent sport on Earth. I struggled with pain and injury and still I played. I am credited with creating a prototype position and was gifted and talented enough to remain at the top of my profession until I retired. I was crucial to my team reaching the pinnacle of the sport, and winning it all. Here, this ring is the symbol of that endeavor. It represents what I gave to become the man I was and the man that I am. I want you to have it."
"Cool!" (wonder how much I can get for it)