1:14 PM PT — 5/13 — Bidding for Kraft’s ring has just topped $1 MILLION … and all signs are pointing toward the auction ultimately selling for FAR MORE than that!!
There are still 8 days and change left to go … and the current price tag for Kraft’s insane Patriots jewelry is a cool $1,025,000!
So far, 35 total bids have been entered since Monday … when the opening bid kicked off at just $75,000.
Robert Kraft is offering up one his most prized possessions to help raise money for COVID-19 relief … putting his 283-diamond, Super Bowl LI championship ring on the auction block!!
The New England Patriots owner made the announcement Sunday … accepting Michael Rubin’s All In Challenge with one of the most enticing packages we’ve seen yet.
The bling is one of the biggest championship rings ever created … weighing 5.1 carats and featuring 10-karat white gold and nearly 300 diamonds.
Of course, the jewelry has a very special meaning as well … the Patriots earned it by completing the greatest Super Bowl comeback ever, beating the Falcons in 2017 after going down 28-3.
“We were down 28-3 and had a .04 chance of winning, 99.6 percent chance to lose,” Kraft said. “And we came back, and we won.”
“And I thought about what’s going on at this time and wanted to give something of extreme value in support of our health care workers. So I thought it would be good to give this ring, our fifth Super Bowl win because it showed how we came back.”
Kraft says he’ll hand-deliver the ring to the auction’s highest bidder in his personal trophy room … and says if the winner is out of state, he’ll send the team jet to pick them up!
That’s not all … RK says the trip will come with a personal tour of the Pats facilities — and maybe even a few meals with the 78-year-old!!
Opening bid started at $75,000 … but it’s already reached $330k — and could break a million by the time it ends later this month!!
Props for yet another awesome charitable move from Kraft during the coronavirus pandemic.