April 27, 2016
For the right price, you can own some of former Syracuse University great Dave Bing’s basketball memorabilia:
Several special pieces of memorabilia from the Hall of Famer’s career, including a National championship ring from the 2003 season are in an upcoming Goldin auction. Although Bing played at Syracuse in the 1960s, his number was retired by the University and they also gifted him a 2003 championship ring.
Some of the sports memorabilia items in the auction are from his NBA playing days with the Detroit Pistons. A few others are linked to his time with Syracuse University.
Besides the special championship ring, collectors can bid on his 1966 Athlete of the Year award presented by the Syracuse University Alumni Association of New York City (minimum bid: $300). The 2003 NCAA championship ring has a starting minimum bid: $5,000.
Bing said he recently moved into a new home in the Detroit area and as part of his downsizing, he gifted the sports items to his grandchildren. He’s not upset that they decided to put the memorabilia up for auction.
“I don’t think they value it the same way (as he does),” Bing said. “I’m not going to fight them over it. It’s not that big of a deal. All that stuff was so long ago. When I downsized, that’s when you realize how much stuff you have. I’m not that sentimental, to be honest with you.”
Please remember, I buy championship rings, so if you would like to sell your championship ring in privacy, please reach out to me.