Packer Employee Pawned Super Bowl Ring
Packers employee pawns her Super Bowl ring
Posted by Michael David Smith on May 29, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT
A pawn shop in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, recently sold an authentic Packers Super Bowl XLV ring, acquired from a team employee.
Dennis Brucks, a Packers fan who’s been following the team since the days of Vince Lombardi and says he was in the stands for the Ice Bowl in 1967, purchased the ring from Pawn America in Grand Chute, Wisconsin.
The ring was sold by a team employee named Sarah Pace, who is listed on the team’s website as an employee of the team’s facilities and fields department. When the Packers won the Super Bowl last year, they gave Super Bowl rings to all their employees, not just players and coaches. Apparently Pace would have preferred a bonus in her paycheck.
The 71-year-old Brucks told the News-Record that a Super Bowl ring was the perfect piece of memorabilia for a lifelong fan.
“Really, the price was right as opposed to what those typically sell for,” he said. “And I like the small size. I could have bought Fuzzy Thurston’s ring, but it was three times the money and it’s just way too gaudy, too big.”
Although Brucks isn’t saying exactly how much he spent, the Super Bowl II ring earned by former Packer Fred “Fuzzy” Thurston sold for $50,788, so if Brucks paid one-third of that, he spent about $17,000. He seems to think that was a small price to pay.
“When you want something relating to the Packers, how can you get any better than this?” Brucks said. “Whenever I want to, I’ll put it on.”
Really? Packers gave Super Bowl rings to the atrium gardeners?
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Atrium gardeners seem to be a bit better than Park Department employee's, so why not.
Originally Posted by matsellah
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"Possibly, but it's not to early to start loading ammo!" - Loki
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Yep, takes alot of skill to keep the "Frozen Tundra" "frozen."
Originally Posted by loki520
Spray with water. Wait 2 hours while it freezes. SUPABOWL RING!!
As opposed to constantly resodding only for it to get torn up and look like dog crap after the first play of the first game of the season?
Originally Posted by Jimmors
Well, real men play on grass. Grass gets torn up (true story). If we wanted to play on ice, we would just watch the NHL Winter Classic.
Originally Posted by Evernight
Usually it is protocol to give just about all employees rings. Unless you are a vendor, and you work for the team, you basically always get one.