Fans hoping to own a valuable piece of Saskatchewan Roughriders history have a chance to do so, albeit for a significant price.
A 1966 Grey Cup ring is currently up for sale online through the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop for a price of almost $70,000 CAD. Located in Las Vegas, the store has achieved fame after being featured on the hit TV show Pawn Stars, which has run for over 20 seasons and almost 700 episodes.
The ring has the Grey Cup etched onto its face, which is surrounded by the words ‘Grey Cup Champions Saskatchewan.’ One shank features a vintage Roughriders logo, while the other contains the letters ‘CFL’ set over a football. The year of the championship, 1966, is spread over the two shanks.
Saskatchewan won its first-ever Grey Cup in 1966 after losing in each of their first eight appearances, seven of which came before the club changed its name from the Regina Roughriders in 1946.
The game was attended by 36,553 fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver and played against the Russ Jackson-led Ottawa Rough Riders. Ron Lancaster threw three touchdown passes in the 29-14 win, though legendary running back George Reed was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
There are currently a number of other Grey Cup rings for sale through the same website, including hardware from the 1989 Saskatchewan Roughriders, 2008 Calgary Stampeders, 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders, and 2017 Toronto Argonauts.
These rings all have prices between $20,000 and $40,000 CAD, making the 1966 Grey Cup ring by far the most valuable of the bunch.