Friday, February 25, 2011

One Ring to Rule Them All - 1996 (Super Bowl XXXI), part 2

Following the Packers' 1996 World Championship season, there was plenty of glory to go around. We've seen the Super Bowl XXXI ring issued to players, but the team's staff also received rings. This ring, commonly designed the "B" style, was issued to a member of the Board of Directors.

The first shank is almost identical to the players' ring, with "DIRECTOR" replacing the player's name and a football in place of his number. I'm somewhat surprised that a director doesn't warrant having his or her name on the ring, but there are nearly fifty of them now. Perhaps the eight directors who are also on the Executive Committee received something more personalized.

The second shank is, to my eye, an improvement on the players' ring. I love the Super Bowl XXXI logo, and it's nice to have it included. The logo forms a stronger image than the players' three lines of text.

The ring was made from 10K yellow gold, as were the players' rings.

Overall, very sharp.

A side-by-side comparison:

There was at least one more Super Bowl ring commissioned after the Packers' victory—for shareholders—which we'll look at tomorrow.

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