1967 AFL Oakland Raiders - Marv Marinovich AFL Championship Ring (Incl. Marinovich Family Letter)
Marv Marinovich was a pioneer in developing strength-and-conditioning exercise for professional athletes. Owner of the Oakland Raiders Al Davis, brought Marv on as a coach in that department. Marv focused on speed and flexibility within the core of the body. This ring was given to Marv for the 1967 AFL Championship. That season the Raiders beat the Houston Oilers (in their division) for a shot against the eventual Super Bowl II Champion Green Bay Packers.
Marv's ring is a men's 14k white gold football ring made by John Roberts. There is one round brilliant cut diamond (5.5 mm) with an estimated wight of .65 carat (VS-1 to VS-2 clarity and G to H color) prong set in a square 14 karat white gold center setting. The setting is flush set in a cushion cut black onyx gemstone which is bezel set in the top of the mounting. Embossed in the center is "OAKLAND RAIDERS CHAMPIONS AFL". Embossed on one flank is "M. MARINOVICH - COACH RAIDERS - POISE 67". Embossed on the other flank is "OAKLAND 40 RAIDERS - HOUSTON 7 OILERS - AFL NFL - PRIDE 19". The interior of the band has embossed "John Roberts JR 14K." It does show expected and normal wear from over the years. Total weight is 31.7 grams and size is 12. It should also be noted that the diamond and gold weight value alone is in the thousands.
The Todd Marinovich story has continued to be a fascinating tale for young players to take notes on. It’s hard to imagine a more polarizing figure from the sports world who in the midst of success became disengaged from life through addiction. Todd has since lived on from his younger USC and Raider days to tell his story within the recovery process in order to help others. Offered from Todd’s personal collection are cherished pieces from his young successful career. Also being offered are many historic mementos from his father’s collection. Marv is beloved among USC alumni and a pioneer in fitness training for athlete. The ring will also include an jewelers' appraisal letter. The
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