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    The only Championship in franchise history!

    1979 Seattle Supersonics NBA Championship Ring Presented to Small Forward John Johnson. It's a franchise celebrating its Golden Anniversary this year, laboring as the Seattle Supersonics from 1967 through 2008, and as the Oklahoma City Thunder since then. Though they've risen to the top of their division six times, and appeared in three NBA Finals, only in 1979 did they reach the top of the professional basketball world, disarming the Washington Bullets in five games to earn the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.

    A 1917 Stanley Cup and a 2014 Lombardi Trophy complete the contents of the Emerald City's professional trophy case, so the rare opportunity to own a memento of glory will be taken seriously by our clientele in the Pacific Northwest. This particular example derives from the personal collection of small forward John Johnson, the sixth-leading scorer on the team, and fourth in scoring during the Sonics' thrilling postseason run.

    The classic design is anchored by a seventy-five (75) point diamond on the face, set into a figural basketball and ringed by raised text announcing, "NBA World Champions." Left shank features the logo of the NBA and the Championship vintage, while right shank identifies the recipient above an enameled team logo. Interior band is stamped "Balfour 14K" and measures to a size twelve (12). Fine condition. Johnson passed away in January 2016, and this ring is accompanied by a letter of provenance from his son. Letter of provenance from son of John Johnson.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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