DR J Selling Championship Rings & MVP Trophies
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The rumor is Julius Erving is in serious financial and legal trouble so he’s looking to auction off his prized NBA accolades including rings and trophies.
- 1974 and 1976 New York Nets ABA World Championship ring
- 1983 Philadelphia 76ers World Championship ring
- 1996 NBA’s 50 Greatest Players ring
- MVP trophies from 1975-76 (ABA) and 1980-81 (NBA)
- 1977 and 1983 NBA All-Star game MVP trophies
- 1979, 1981 and 1985 Eastern Conference All-Star game-worn uniforms
- 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers game-worn road uniform
- final game-worn jersey from Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference playoffs.
Erving is working with SCP Auctions, which will open the items to bidding Friday Oct. 28 on their website scpauctions.com. The auction will remain open through Nov. 19.In a press release the 16 time All-Star issued the following statement.
“I am very excited to work with SCP Auctions to offer my personal collection of memorabilia to collectors and fans,” said Erving. “It is my hope that the buyers of these items will derive much pleasure from their ownership. I also hope these treasures initiate much discussion inside and outside of basketball circles that help to preserve my legacy. It pleases me to support my lifelong charity, the Salvation Army, with a portion of the proceeds. My family and I thank all of the fans for their continued support throughout the years.”
“It is the biggest one player pro basketball collection to hit the market,” David Kohler, President and CEO of SPC Auctions said. “It’s fantastic.”
The minimum bid for that ring is $25,000, but Kohler believes they set “a record with that ring.” Adding up the minimum bids for the laundry list above it totals close to $175,000, but Kohler expects this auction to be far more lucrative than that.