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    1979 Charles White Heisman Trophy Ring. Hands down, the Heisman Memorial Trophy Award is by far the most prestigious individual award in collegiate football. Presented annually to the most "outstanding" player in college football, and steps ahead of the Walter Camp and Maxwell Awards, which are presented to the "best" players in college football, the Heisman carries similar noteworthiness as the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award and even the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Heritage Auctions is proud to present one of the most significant pieces of sports jewelry ever offered, which will be sure to attract the bidding of high-end ring collectors, and the most discerning of gridiron enthusiasts - Charles White's 1979 Heisman Trophy ring.

    Famed USC head coach John Robinson called him the most competitive athlete he has ever seen, and his statistics from his remarkable college career adequately backs up that statement. Tailback Charles White carried the ball 30 to 40 times a game, while in 1979 he scored four touchdowns and rushed for 261 yards against Notre Dame. During the last ten games of his senior year, the all-purpose back averaged a staggering 201 yards per game, and was eventually drafted by the Cleveland Browns.

    The offered ring is as gorgeous as it is significant. Weighing at 45 grams, and consisting of shimmering 14k gold, this treasure features a figural design of the Heisman Trophy, and is surrounded by a total of approximately 1.25 carat diamonds, which glisten in similar prominence as the actual trophy. Exhibiting the lightest amount of wear, the "[size] 10" ring's top reads "Heisman Memorial Trophy", with "Downtown Athletic Club of New York Founded 1928" and "White USC, 1979 The Heisman Since 1935" on the sides. The highlight among multiple Charles White rings in our auction, this piece is sure to be the centerpiece in any important USC or football memorabilia collection.


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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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