A former reserve player from the University of Miami who spent the 2012 season on injured reserve, Berry sold his ring and it was put up for consignment through a third party. Berry initially disputed that he had sold the ring before Goldin Auctions provided proof of a sales agreement and check made out to the former NFL player. Berry is no longer disputing the sale.
Former Ravens linebacker Jamie Sharper's Super Bowl XXXV ring was auctioned off for $36,883. Former Baltimore Colts defensive back and kick returner Leonard Lyles' 1958 world championship ring was sold for $14,372.
Other items sold included a 1955 Jackie Robinson bat for $162,267, a 1966 Mickey Mantle bat for $45,720, New England Patriots Spygate videographer Matt Estrella's Super Bowl ring for $15,810, R.C. Owens' San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XXIX ring for $38,281 and Julius Erving's final NBA All-Star game ring for $29,375.
Total sales for memorabilia at the winter auction was $2.3 million.
"We are thrilled that our first auction that was not primarily baseball items was so well received by so many collectors around the world as we set company records for most bids, most bidders and website hits," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. "The Robinson bat final price, being one of the two highest-priced such bats ever sold and setting a record for this type of bat, was especially exciting."
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