Super Bowl XLV ring

Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV rings are popping up everywhere. After a Packers employee pawned a ring earlier this year, former practice squad defensive tackle Jay Ross is selling his via Heritage Auctions.

Bidding opens on July 14 and runs through August 2. We wouldn’t be surprised if the price tag ended up north of $20,000.

Here’s the description — in part — from the site.

Certainly the most physically impressive specimen we’ve ever encountered from the World Championship treasure chest of the four major sports, the ring tips the scales at a thunderous four ounces–a quarter of a pound! But the Green Bay Packers have every right to go a bit overboard. As the last surviving relic of the “leatherheads” age when sleepy little towns like Dayton, Duluth and Pottsville represented the beating heart of the professional gridiron, the Green Bay Packers have maintained an underdog charm even in the light of their many successes. There is not a team in professionial sports more revered by the populace of its home city, and we expect those folks will be out in force when this ring gets its turn on the Platinum Night auction block. Size fifteen.

It’s not clear why Ross is selling the ring. Maybe he’s having financial problems. Maybe he feels he didn’t earn it because he wasn’t on the active roster. Maybe he doesn’t want it because he plays for the Buffalo Bills now. Maybe he just needs money for the strip club.

Who knows.