Lot # 474: 1986 NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS WORLD CHAMPIONS 10K GOLD RING ISSUED TO TRAINER JOHN DZIEGIEL IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX

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Item was in Auction "Fall Premier Auction 2018",
which ran from 11/21/2018 1:00 PM to
12/8/2018 8:00 PM



Featured here is a highly coveted New York Football Giants Super Bowl XXI ring celebrating the franchise's first championship in the Super Bowl era. Down 10-9 to the Denver Broncos at halftime, the G-Men erupted for 30 second-half points behind the uber-efficient QB play of Phil Simms, who was named MVP after going 22-for-25 passing with 268 yards and three TD's. His 88% completion percentage set a Super Bowl and postseason record. Of course Lawrence Taylor terrorizing John Elway on defense certainly didn't hurt the cause. This particular 10-karat gold ring, identical to those earned on the field by Simms, LT and company, was presented to longtime team trainer John Dziegiel, whose 30-year tenure to that point went back to the Giants' last NFL title in 1956.

The Lombardi Trophy depicted on the face is comprised of ten genuine diamonds, including a very large diamond stone as the figural football, set into a large blue sapphire stone surrounded by raised text touting, "1986 Giants World Champions." The left shank displays the recipient's surname above a figural helmet and the season record, including the three postseason victories. The right shank reports the "39-20" final score along with the NFC and Super Bowl XXI logos, plus another nod to Vince Lombardi's eponymous award. Interior band is stamped "10K Jostens" is stamped inside the band along with the engravings of "John Dziegiel" and the "1-25-87" date of the Super Bowl. Ring size is 12 and weight is 48 grams. It comes with its original wooden presentation box appropriately labeled outside and in for the recipient. The ring shows very little wear and presents essentially mint. The box is NM-MT. What an important and extremely rare championship memento from one of the most popular franchise's in all of football.