FALL 2012 Auction
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With coach Rudy Tomjanovich leading a squad anchored by Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, the Rockets roared to a four-game sweep of Shaquille O'Neal's Orlando Magic in the NBA Finals. Offered here is the actual NBA Championship 14kt. yellow gold ring presented to NBA Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy for his role in the television broadcast booth. The twin diamond-studded miniature Larry O'Brien Trophies on the ring's face recall the franchise's consecutive seasons of NBA dominance, with raised text tracing the perimeter: "Rockets World Champions 94-95" and approximately 33 real diamonds ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 pts each. A team logo in a heart is centered on the left shank, between text reading "Murphy" and "TV." Right shank features an NBA logo and the words "Back 2 Back, Believe it Again!" Interior of band, which measures to a size 10.5, is stamped "Intergold 14K." The ring remains in pristine condition, housed in its original hinged wooden display case, engraved with a team logo on the lid. The inset engraved plaque inside has been removed.
Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Reiner's Fine Jewelry in Houston, Texas, and written to Irv Lerner, The Ring Man.