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Jim Brown’s 1964 NFL Championship ring available via auction

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An NFL championship ring said to have once belonged to Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown is being auctioned online.

Via Syracuse.com, the auction company Lelands.com is taking bids for “the very ring presented” to Brown after Cleveland won the 1964 NFL Championship.

According to the item description on the auction website, the ring was “obtained directly from a Brown immediate family member and sold by Lelands.com in 1998.”

Lelands.com claims that “[during] that original auction preview, Jim Brown himself inspected the ring and acknowledged its authenticity.”

Bidding for the ring has reached $33,275 as of Monday, per the auction website. The auction ends on July 25.

Brown rushed for 1,446 yards and seven TDs in 1964 for Cleveland. It was the first and only title the Browns won in his illustrious nine-year career.

UPDATE 6:03 p.m. ET:  Brown now contends that the ring was stolen from him in the late 1960s.

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10 Responses to “Jim Brown’s 1964 NFL Championship ring available via auction”
  1. drwbrsdmndsnxplntn says: Jul 7, 2014 5:34 PM

    The Browns should buy it, that’s a no brainer…

    …no witty or disparaging comments here, just common sense.

  2. mrlaloosh says: Jul 7, 2014 5:40 PM

    You have to dig into ancient history to find the words “browns” & “title” in the same sentence.

  3. getyourownname says: Jul 7, 2014 5:56 PM

    So he actually sold, or gave away, the ring decades ago?

  4. JSpicoli says: Jul 7, 2014 6:03 PM

    I want to know who took it from him.

  5. 46dee says: Jul 7, 2014 6:30 PM

    Jim Brown = IDIOT.

  6. ytownjoe says: Jul 7, 2014 7:57 PM

    Jim Brown = GREATEST RUNNING BACK OF ALL TIME.

  7. socalseahawker says: Jul 7, 2014 8:07 PM

    Something doesn’t add up here?

    “The ring was obtained directly from a Brown immediate family member and sold by Lelands.com in 1998. During that original auction preview, Jim Brown himself inspected the ring and acknowledged its authenticity.” “The ring has remained in one of the finest Cleveland sports collections since its original purchase from the 1998 Lelands auction.”

    If this was stolen from Brown in the 60’s, did he really inspect it in 98? Where is this Cleveland sports collection and how did Brown not know it was there?

  8. 619sdfan4life says: Jul 7, 2014 8:09 PM

    Looks like someone needs money

  9. txbearmeat says: Jul 7, 2014 8:11 PM

    it is possible to be both a GOAT (in whatever your field is) and a complete idiot outside of your field. I see that all the time in my business…

  10. jacobk621 says: Jul 7, 2014 8:48 PM

    Jim Brown should contact OJ to see how to go about getting it back ,,,,

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