Josh Gordon is Auctioning Off His Super Bowl LIII Ring
Josh Gordon has one Super Bowl ring, which he earned while a member of the New England Patriots in 2018 when they won Super Bowl LIII and he was suspended indefinitely from the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. And now Gordon is auctioning off that ring.
The ring will be auctioned off through Heritage Auctions, and the bidding for the ring will begin on Aug. 7 and end on Aug. 29-30.
Here is the description Heritage Auction provided for the SBLIII ring:
2018 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Championship Ring Presented to Wide Receiver Josh Gordon. When we sold a ring from the Patriots fifth Super Bowl Championship a little over a year ago, we were sure we'd never see another ring quite so massive and ostentatious, but we're pleased to be so quickly proven wrong by the offered specimen. The addition of a sixth figural Lombardi Trophy to the face of this gargantuan ring turns the ultimate symbol of NFL achievement into a monster visible from outer space, spanning a full two inches (2") from top to bottom.
Now that the superstar quarterback has traded New England snow for Tampa Bay sunshine, we can be assured that this is the last Patriots ring of the Tom Brady era, that historic half-dozen making him the GOAT just like it did for Michael Jordan. This particular example was issued to the man who caught Brady's 500th career touchdown pass on October 4, 2018, a thirty-four-yard connection that was Gordon's first trip to paydirt with the Pats.
As previously stated, the ring's design is effectively an upgrade of the 2016 model, adding that sixth figural Lombardi Trophy to a face utterly coated in diamonds, with blue and red stone providing color to the Patriots logo. "Word Champions" thunders in bold text at each vertical edge. Left shank identifies its recipient by name and diamond-studded jersey number, while still more diamonds frame Gilette Stadium's signature view lighthouse and bridge. The text "6X" requires no further explanation.
The right shank provides even more diamond studs framing text reading, "Patriots, Still Here" and the logo and final score of Super Bowl LIII. The years of the previous five Super Bowl victories span the bottom of the band, which measures to a size eleven and a half (11.5) and contains Robert Kraft's simple but effective slogan, "We Are All Patriots." Total weight is eighty-seven grams (87 g.). Total gem carat weight is a remarkable 9.85. Crafted in ten karat (10K) gold by Josten's.
Presenting in virtually pristine condition, the dazzling keepsake is showcased in its original wood and glass display case and a larger presentation box crafted from a material resembling blue leather. In the full history of American sports championship rings, there's nothing quite like this on
The estimated value for the ring is at least $100,000. The opening price for the auction is still unknown.
During the 2018 season, Gordon caught 68 passes for 720 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games with the Patriots after being traded on Sept. 18 from the Browns. Even though Gordon did not participate in the postseason, he earned a Super Bowl ring for his regular-season contributions.