On their way to Super Bowl 50 the Denver Broncos won a pair of tightly contested playoff games, beating Pittsburgh, 23-16, and then outlasting New England, 20-18, in the AFC Championship. Facing the Carolina Panthers, whose 17-1 record overshadowed Denver’s more modest 14-4, the Broncos were inspired by the desire to give team owner/CEO Pat Bowlen one last victory and send legendary quarterback Peyton Manning off into retirement on a high note. Bowlen had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and it was under his leadership that the team enjoyed its highest winning percentage in the NFL from 1984 to the present. The Broncos delivered the win over the favored Panthers by the score of 24-10 thanks primarily to the smothering defense of the game’s MVP, Von Miller. Manning’s swan song wasn’t a thing of beauty on the stat sheet, but he was able to ride off into the sunset with another ring on his finger.
This offered Super Bowl 50 Championship ring was issued to a team executive and is made of 10-karat white and yellow gold with a total of 194 diamonds (according to the Jostens paperwork). The face features the Broncos logo with three Lombardi Trophies and “50” surrounded by “WORLD CHAMPIONS” in raised gold lettering. The design is a mosaic of small diamonds, making this one of the most attractive NFL Super Bowl rings to date. The left shank has a bank of diamonds above “VALENCIA” in raided letters and the NFL logo mounted on a crown bearing eight diamonds. The right shank has “DENVER BRONCOS” above a Lombardi Trophy and gold ribbon reading “THIS ONE’S FOR PAT” and “2015” in raised letters. Engraved inside the band is “SUPER BOWL 50 02.07.16” with the Broncos logo as well as the scores of the Steelers, Patriots and Panthers playoff and Super Bowl victories. A “Jostens 10K” hallmark is also stamped into the interior. A gorgeous example of the ring celebrating the Denver Broncos’ third World Championship. Comes in size 12 and weighs 62 grams. (This is the same version of the ring we sold in our previous auction for $40,364.)
Includes its original black presentation box and Jostens certificate of appraisal. The Super Bowl logoed lanyard used to carry one’s ticket around the neck is also included.