While Josh Gordon’s career with the New England Patriots was comparatively short — he appeared in just 17 games for the team over the course of the 2018 and 2019 seasons — he still was able to win his first championship while with the organization: even though he was suspended at the time for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Gordon was a part of the Patriots’ 2018 Super Bowl winning team and as such among those awarded a ring.
That ring, however, is now up for auction.
The description on Heritage Auctions, titled “The sixth and final Patriots ring of the Brady era!,” reads as follows:
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.
The ring has been valued at $100,000 and is up for auction until August 29. The bidding currently stands at $77,500 with $80,000 as the minimum next bid. So, in case you have any spare change lying around...