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1978 Billy Sims Heisman Trophy Ring. After battling some pesky injuries, which kept him out of coach Barry Switzer's lineup during his freshman and half of his sophomore seasons, Billy Sims returned to full form in his junior season when he cut loose for 1,762 yards on only 231 carries. Including the 1978 post-season, the St. Louis native finished with a total of 1,896 yards, a total school record that stood until Adrian Peterson broke it in 2004. Only the sixth junior ever to win the coveted Heisman Trophy, Sims was also presented the offered ring by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York after his memorable 1978 season, and this lot represents one of only a few Heisman rings ever offered at auction.

Almost as impressive in stature as the Heisman Trophy itself, this sparkling masterpiece consists of 14 karat gold and an impressive array of authentic diamonds around the rendering of the famed award. Interior band is engraved "HJ-14K, Billy Sims", while "Downtown Athletic Club of New York Founded 1928" is on the left shank, while "Sims Oklahoma 1978 The Heisman Since 1935" is presented on the right. Measuring to a size 13.5, the ring is accompanied with a handwritten, signed letter of provenance from Sims himself, which only adds to the significance of this Oklahoma Sooners "Holy Grail" showpiece. LOA from Billy Sims. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA (autograph). Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph).

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Auction Dates
May, 2012
3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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