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Hank Stram’s Super Bowl ring is up for auction

The Super Bowl IV ring that was owned by the late Hank Stram, who coached the team to the NFL championship in 1969, is up for auction. Worthridge Auctions and Retail in Kernersville, N.C., opened the online auction Wednesday and it goes until Dec. 6. The minimum bid was $5,000 and the current high bid as of Wednesday afternoon was $6,050.
The Super Bowl IV ring that was owned by the late Hank Stram, who coached the team to the NFL championship in 1969, is up for auction. Worthridge Auctions and Retail in Kernersville, N.C., opened the online auction Wednesday and it goes until Dec. 6. The minimum bid was $5,000 and the current high bid as of Wednesday afternoon was $6,050. The Associated Press

Former Chiefs coach Hank Stram considered Kansas City’s victory in Super Bowl IV as a turning point in NFL history.

“That was a very significant win for the American Football League,” Stram once told The Star. “People talk about the first one, and the Jets winning their game was very important. But the Kansas City Chiefs beating the Minnesota Vikings sealed it. It really enhanced feelings about our league.”

Stram died in 2005, and his family has put his Super Bowl ring up for auction.

Worthridge Auctions and Retail in Kernersville, N.C., opened the online auction Wednesday and it goes until Dec. 6.

In the description of the ring, Worthridge wrote: “This is your opportunity to own a Super Bowl ring owned by one of the greatest coaches, innovators, motivators, and men in professional football history.

“This museum worthy ring comes directly from the Stram family and includes a letter of authenticity.”

The minimum bid was $5,000 and the current high bid as of Wednesday afternoon was $6,050.

“I think a lot of people are interested in in,” said Rick Kohl, who is Worthridge’s president and CEO.

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