SCP Auctions November 19th, 2011 Auction
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As the sun was setting on the ABA, Dr. J and the New York Nets went out on a high note. In the leagues final year of existence they compiled a 55-29 record and captured their second ABA championship after handling the Denver Nuggets in six games. Dr. J, who averaged over 29 points for the season, was again the catalyst, winning his second league MVP award. Although a year later, Dr. J would move to the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA and start a new chapter in his storied career, many consider his three seasons with the New York Nets to be his best ever. Having led the Nets to two ABA titles and winning three MVP trophies along the way, Dr. J was a nearly unstoppable force during his tenure in New York.
This magnificent ring, received by Julius Erving in honor of the New Jersey Nets' 1976 championship, was crafted by Jostens in 10K gold. It’s design elements include a sizable diamond at the center surrounded by 12 smaller diamonds. The circular perimeter that reads, "ABA WORLD CHAMPIONS - NY NETS." On one shank, the size 12 ring features ABA and Nets logos, along with the name "ERVING." The opposing side displays the proclamation “THE GOLD AGAIN” above a shield motif with etched characters detailing the team's postseason triumphs and the year “1976”. Inside the band is stamped "Jostens 10KT”. The ring shows evidence of light wear, the degree of which is indicative of the extraordinary humility of the man most responsible for the achievement it represents.
Includes a signed LOA from Julius Erving.