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    Big Blue claims its first Lombardi Trophy!

    1986-87 New York Giants Super Bowl XXI Championship Ring Presented to Cornerback/Safety Mark Collins. Frank Sinatra had it right. New York City has not just been the ultimate proving grounds of our young nation, but a town that expects success, that won't settle for anything less. And so, as the New York Giants Championship drought marked its thirtieth birthday in 1986, the hopes that joy might finally return to the storied franchise had reached the point of desperation. But as the victory tally grew from a meager three in 1983, to nine in 1984, and to ten in 1985, it appeared that the team was finally on a collision course with a bright new destiny.

    One of the final pieces to the puzzle fell into place with the second-round selection of Mark Collins in the 1986 NFL draft, a standout defensive back at Cal State-Fullerton who would give Lawrence Taylor those extra moments to assault opposing quarterbacks. The Giants would win fourteen regular season games during the 1986 regular season, the highest tally in franchise history, and outscore their opponents sixty-six to three in the Divisional and Conference playoff games to earn a Super Bowl XXI date with John Elway's Denver Broncos.

    Those Vegas gamblers betting Big on Blue were not disappointed, as the favored Giants beat the nine-point spread and the forty-one point over/under with a thirty-nine to twenty victory to set production of Championship rings into motion. Our comprehensive auction results database suggests that this is the first player ring from that greatest of all New York Giants seasons to reach the hobby's major auction block.

    The ring design features a real diamond-studded Lombardi Trophy set into a large blue stone on the face, framed by raised text reporting, "1986 Giants World Champions." Left shank identifies the recipient above a figural helmet and the season record, inclusive of the three postseason victories. Right shank reports the final score of the Super Bowl along with the logos of the game and the NFC, with a second nod to Vince Lombardi's eponymous award. Interior band is stamped "10K Jostens" and measures to a size ten (10). Total weight forty-two grams (42g.).

    The ring presents in NRMT-MT condition with barely a hint of wear, and remains housed in its original hinged wooden display case.



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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
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