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A Pawn America shop near Appleton sold a Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl ring from the 2010 season to 71-year-old Dennis Brucks for an undisclosed amount of money.
A Pawn America shop near Appleton sold a Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl ring from the 2010 season to 71-year-old Dennis Brucks of Neenah for an undisclosed
The store’s manager confirmed the sale, but did not give other details due to confidentiality policies. Brucks told the "Appleton Post-Crescent" he loves the Packers and quote, “When you want something relating to the Packers, how can you get any better than this?”
The ring was not sold by a player. The seller was listed as Sarah Pace, a lead employee for operations at the Lambeau Field atrium. Brucks said he did his homework – and he figures that if he resold the ring, he could get more than what he paid.
Brucks said he could have bought Fuzzy Thurston’s Super Bowl ring last year, which sold for $50,000, to help Thurston pay a tax obligation. Brucks said the smaller size of Pace's ring, made for a woman’s hand, would let Brucks wear the ring when he wants to show it off.
The pawn shop originally listed Pace’s ring for just under $9,999. Store manager LeRon Wilder said it attracted interest from all over the country. All full-time Packers’ employees and board members received Super Bowl rings after Green Bay’s victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl-45 to cap off the 2010 season.
May 16 story...
A pawn shop near Appleton is selling a Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl ring from the 2010 season, but it does not come from one of the players.
Even so, Pawn America said on Twitter this week that the authenticated ring is probably the “coolest” item at its store in the town of Grand Chute. Manager Dominic Volpe said it has attracted interest from quite a few people.
Sarah Pace, an atrium operations’ official in the Packers’ front office at Lambeau Field, is the registered seller. The Packers gave Super Bowl rings to all their full-time employees and board members.
Volpe said it would be worth well more than 10-thousand dollars if it came from a player. Still, the asking price is $9,999 plus tax.