Grand Chute pawn shop selling official Packers Super Bowl XLV ring
GRAND CHUTE - A pawn shop near Appleton is now selling official Super Bowl champions bling.
Pawn America's location in Grand Chute is selling a women's size 8 Packers Super Bowl XLV ring for $9,999.
"I was very surprised," Karl Hattman, the regional manager for Pawn America, said to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jay Sorgi.
"Right after the Packers won the championship, we had a player stop by to shop. He showed us the ring. I thought, 'Man, that's cool we have Packers players coming into the store.' To find out a few months later that someone sold us one of these rings was exciting."
The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that the ring has a name on it that matches a woman who works for the Packers' front office, but Hattman refused to divulge the name due to what he said was the store's confidentiality policy.
He said the item has become one of the most popular window-shopping pieces of merchandise for the many Packers fans who come into the store.
"It gets a lot of attention. People are definitely excited to see it."
Hattman explained that the ring is worth the $10,000 price tag, even if it never belonged to one of the players that earned the Packers' 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Stealers in Super Bowl XLV.
"In the case of this ring not being a players' ring, and the fact that it's slightly smaller than a players' ring would be, it's hard to put a value on it. A lot of that (sale value) is based on the precious metals and diamonds. That alone is worth $10,000."
He revealed that if it was a Packers players' ring, "I would say it would be worth at least $30,000, depending on the player. If it was one of the more famous players, it would be considerably more than that."
How practical would such a $10,000 purchase be?
"For $10,000, it's not the most practical item that you're going to wear," admitted Hattman.
However, the love of Packers Planet seems to know no bounds, particularly for those who have the cash to pony up for official Super Bowl-related jewelry.
"It would be great if you had $10,000 to put this in your office on a display."