Ray Guy’s Super Bowl rings sell for $96,216 at bankruptcy auction

The three Super Bowl rings won by former Raiders punter Ray Guy have sold for $96,216 at an auction.

Guy filed for bankruptcy recently and was ordered to sell his memorabilia to pay his debts. Auction house Nate D. Sanders announced that the three rings have sold.

The rings were earned for Guy’s participation in Super Bowls XI, XV and XVIII.

Guy was a first-round draft pick, seven-time Pro Bowler and member of the NFL’s 75th anniversary team. The annual award given to the best punter in college football is named for him.

46 responses to “Ray Guy’s Super Bowl rings sell for $96,216 at bankruptcy auction

  1. Thats a damn shame!! One of the best punters EVER and he ends up in this situation… The Raider Nation should’ve taken up a collection.. I’m sure we could’ve come up with more than $96K…

  2. Is there more proof than professional athletes that basic financial education needs to be introduced as mandatory part of education from early on? I know guy didn’t earn ad much as he would now but I’d assume he earned at least as much as he would in the working world..

  3. Not a Raider fan, but agree with PlatinumRaider32. This guy should be in the Hall of Fame and people like Peter King are doing their best to keep him out. Three-time Super Bowl winner, Seven-time All-Pro, 70s Decade Team, 75th Anniversary Team. If punters aren’t good enough to be in the Hall of Fame, why has every team since before anyone can remember had a punter? It’s a position worthy of being represented in the HoF.

  4. The real shame is people, like Ray Guy, live way beyond their means. In fact the United States of America spends much more than it takes in. That’s why China will have us overrun in under 50 years. Way to go Obama and George Bush!

  5. deanvernonwormer says:.

    In fact the United States of America spends much more than it takes in. That’s why China will have us overrun in under 50 years. Way to go Obama and George Bush!

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    It’s called profootballtalk not propoliticstalk. Leave the BS at the door.

  6. Al Davis should have bought the rings at auction, then quietly handed them back to Ray. That’s chump change for Al and it would have been the right thing to do.

  7. I grew up near Ray Guy’s hometown and he’s better known around there as a drunk than a legendary punter. Too many people saw this coming 15 years ago when he’d wonder onto his High School’s practice field and try to engage the coaches to let him help. He was a laughing stock and it was sad. That being said, everyone is right, above, about the overspending, lack of direction and “life after football” educational opportunites the NFL has to guide their players into a better career after football.

  8. RaiderNation take up a collection? What? RaiderNation couldn’t come up with $96k if they sold their Halloween costumes and the trailers they live in. The average RaiderNation member considers a 1972 Eldorado “home” and a 7-11 hot dog a “nice meal out”. The total collective net worth of RaiderNation isn’t $96k.

    Please. Take up a collection. I’m laughing so hard I am crying.

    I am going to count my money now. You know, the real stuff. Not the quarters, nickels and dimes that you have in your tin can RaiderNation.

  9. Punters should be and will be represented in the Hall of Fame within a few years of Buffalo’s Special Teamer Brian Moorman’s retirement. Moorman will be the first Punter elected to the HOF with players like Ray Guy following right behind.

    Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis should have put up the money to buy the SB rings and hand them right back to Guy. To Davis $96,216 is couch cushion change.

  10. How can u be a member of the 75 Annivesray team and not be in the HOF? BS! What ignorance! In fact all special teams are disrespected when it comes down to the HOF. Tasker deserves consideration, Bill Bates, Brian Mitchell, Billy White Shoes. Hell they even changed the rule in the playoffs, so the kicker couldn’t win the game without both teams touching it. That’s baby football. Narrow the goal post if u must, or play without kickers.
    Good Luck Ray Guy!
    Long Live Al Davis!

  11. Hey Dirtdawg55, this isn’t about your redneck hater ways, it’s about a person who has come on hard times, have a little respect for others even if you have no respect for yourself and the ignorance you prance around in! Ray Guy was a great asset to the game of football and the history that he helped create. He may have made a shambles of his life after the game, but that doesn’t deminish the fact that everyone deserves to have a little compassion directed their way.

  12. platinumraider32 says: Aug 10, 2011 9:27 AM

    “Amazing how things can turn out in one’s life!!!!”

    What’s amazing about it. He’s just like everybody else, in that his life is the sum total of his choices.

    ie; haven’t you ever noticed that the common denominator in all of your problems, is you?

  13. The deal is we don’t know why he had to sell the ring, and having a course in personal finances is a smart move for teams to offer, however try to sell that to a kid with candy jar eyes is a hard sell. Bill

  14. 6250claimer says:
    Aug 10, 2011 9:56 AM
    Al Davis should have bought the rings at auction, then quietly handed them back to Ray. That’s chump change for Al and it would have been the right thing to do.

    What makes you so sure that Al Davis didn’t do that?

  15. Tragic. But an indication of how the retired NFL guys really needed help according to Ditka. Some ex-players were homeless and that housing crisis was no joke. Lester Hayes had an issue with his rings , too.

  16. It may be sad. But why is it he “ended up” in this kind of trouble?
    Odds are he made decisions that brought this trouble on himself. Or as the trouble started to appear failed to make the right corrections.

    The teams should teach the players how to handle personal finances? Well maybe the players should realize that maybe they should take the time to learn how to handle money.

    You want to say you cant convince a 22 year old of this? Well was not 22 his entire playing career. If he is good enough to be argued about being in the HOF, he was in the league long enough to know longer be an irresponsible “kid”.

    Plus I dont buy that a 22 year old cant be expected to be responsible when making large sums of money.

    We are all to quick to make excuses for people who screw up instead of pointing out that they screwed up and use them as examples to teach others what not to do.

  17. Guy filed for bankruptcy recently and was ordered to sell his memorabilia to pay his debts.

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    Its a shame. Next the banks/government will be demanding that people sell their kidneys to pay back

  18. Anyone else think that’s an odd winning bid? Where did that number come from? The losing bidder just couldn’t go up to 92,217? Or an extra .50?

  19. This is too bad. I got the chance to get to know Ray while working at his annual punting and kicking camps. He’s a heck of a nice guy and seemed to be doing well for himself with his affiliation with the camps that bore his name and other endeavors he was working on. Good luck, Ray. You’re a class act.

  20. Woody Johnson bought two one for him and one for Rex
    The third went to Jeff Lury the owner of the egals

    Only way any of them will own one is to buy it

  21. @3octaveFart: No… the common denominator in “all” my problems is not me. However, the common denominator in “bad” decisions are me. You missed my point entirely. I’m not absolving Ray Guy of anything. I’ve been fortunate to be around NFL players from the 60’s and 70’s when their careers’ are over and like “tatumo64” said in his post, alot of those guys need help. Many didn’t have drinking or drug problems. But you can look all across the league and many of those guys lives just ended up tragic based on career success and not preparing for life after football.

    Bench players today are making more than those guys did in their highest paying years. This is why we hear such a stink by the retired players. They are the reason these young players can get what they get. And back then, their was no guaranteed anything. No holding out, no bonuses, no free agency, nothing like that.

    Mike Webster, HOF center, died homeless. Dave Dalby, one of the best centers the Raiders ever had, same thing and he was in his van when he died and he was on all 3 Superbowl teams. My brother-in-law had a medical file as thick as a phone book, foot amputated, arthritis… Earl Campbell is in a wheelchair and makes no public appearances. and when these guys are done, their is no healthcare, no outreach programs, nothing.

    So I view it from a different perspective, that’s all.

  22. I went to the HOF fame when Al Davis was inducted and met Ray Guy. One of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. I agree with everyone else that Al Davis should help him out. Its a shame Ray Guy isn’t in the HOF. Voters are morons.

  23. I remember watching as a kid as Ray Guy boomed those high punts and the returner backpeddling further with the coverage team blasting him because there was so much hang time to get to the returner. Everytime the Raiders had to punt, you knew the other team would be stuck with lousy field position. Put Ray Guy in the Hall of Fame. Punting is a less glamorous position but still is part of FOOTball.

  24. it’s a crock of crap this guy is not in Canton….3 rings, 7 pro bowl……name one other person who has that on their resume who is not in canton.

  25. everybody acts like he was showered with cash and blew it all. he was a punter from the 70’s and 80’s im sure he wasnt making millions of dollars. its a god damn shame he isnt in the hall. but all you gotta do is look at the raiders not in the hof to realize its a popularity contest. Cliff Branch Plunkett, Flores, Ray Guy, the list goes on and on. im sure Tim Brown will join the list. the HOF is a joke. Deion Sanders?!?!?!? the guy whose jersey was cleaner than the punter after most games? give me a effin break

  26. Dirtdawg is a loser living in his mother’s basement swilling cheap vodka, I guarantee. Sad news about the player, who should be in the hall. Maybe this is part of his depression, he can’t let go.

  27. big tex…haley was in only 5 pro bowls, and i really don’t think he was the greatest DE who ever played that position….. not even sure if he is top 20 de of all time…he was good elephant although.

  28. Haley was the best pass rusher on teams that won a total of 5 Super Bowls. While probably not the greatest DE ever, pass rushers are considerably more important than punters. I doubt that there is a head coach anywhere in the league who would take a great punter over a dominant DE given the choice. I do believe that the symptoms of Haley’s, at the time, undiagnosed medical condition have played a part in his exclusion.

  29. keeponhating says:
    Aug 10, 2011 12:55 PM
    everybody acts like he was showered with cash and blew it all. he was a punter from the 70′s and 80′s im sure he wasnt making millions of dollars. its a god damn shame he isnt in the hall. but all you gotta do is look at the raiders not in the hof to realize its a popularity contest. Cliff Branch Plunkett, Flores, Ray Guy, the list goes on and on. im sure Tim Brown will join the list. the HOF is a joke. Deion Sanders?!?!?!? the guy whose jersey was cleaner than the punter after most games? give me a effin break
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    if you put those guys in the hall then like 5 more guys from every franchise would be in. and you act like people have an agenda against the Raiders organization. maybe not so much nowadays, but the franchise has been popular in the NFL for most of its history so quit acting like your Raiders are getting snubbed. you just sounds dumb.

    radrntn says:
    Aug 10, 2011 5:55 PM

    big tex…haley was in only 5 pro bowls, and i really don’t think he was the greatest DE who ever played that position….. not even sure if he is top 20 de of all time…he was good elephant although.

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    um what? Haley was a top 3 pass rusher in during his career. he was intrical in 5 super bowls. 5 super bowls. 1 more time, 5 super bowls. he was dominant and clearly recognizably dominant. not in the top 20?

    do you watch football?

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