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Anybody with $5,000 to spare — minimum — can own part of the same bling Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson won during the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty of the 1990s.
A complete rings set from all six championship seasons hit the online auction block on Oct. 9 and will remain open until Oct. 22. The rings from both three-peats once belonged to longtime Bulls security guard John Capps, who appeared in the Jordan documentary about the 1997-98 season, his final with the Bulls, “The Last Dance.”
In the film, Pippen relayed how Capps and Jordan would wager on the animated scoreboard races during games. The former Chicago policeman passed away in 2018 after more than 50 years of employment with the Bulls.
Capps’ estate decided to auction off the memorabilia because the rings had little sentimental value to the heirs, a representative for the family told USA TODAY Sports. The profits from the rings’ sales, facilitated by Huggins & Scott Auctions, would then be dispersed among Capps’ 11 heirs, according to an amended order declaring heirship reviewed by USA TODAY Sports.
Bidding for the rings has already exceeded the starting price of $5,000 for each rock (they are being sold separately). The ring for the 1993 Finals currently has the highest bid at $7,300, and the 1998 ring — the “Last Dance” season — is posting at $7,100.
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