William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry Sells his Super Bowl Ring for over $200K
William "The Refrigerator" Perry Super Bowl ring was sold for big bucks on Thursday night at auction.
Perry's 1985 Super Bowl XX ring was largest ever made for a football player and sold for $203,150. Experts thought it would go for between $40,000-$50,000. The ring is diamond-encrusted.
The ring was sold to an internet bidder whose identity remained anonymous.
The sale was part of Heritage Auction site. Here's how the auction side described the ring:
The face of the ring is awash in genuine diamonds which allow just a hint of the navy blue stone beneath to peek through. Raised text at the perimeter trumpets the achievement: "1985 Chicago Bears World Champions." Left shank announces "Perry" above a figural helmet and text reporting, "16-1, GSH, Attitude."
Right shank reports the lopsided score, "Bears 46 Patriots 10" above the logos of Super Bowl XX and the NFC, and a figural Lombardi Trophy.
William Perry’s life has fallen on hard times in recent years. Fox Sports reports that Perry has battled a variety of reported ailments since 2008. In that year, he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a nerve-inflammation disorder.