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Jerry Kramer’s Super Bowl I ring sells for $125K at auction

Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi is carried off the field Jan. 14, 1968 after his team defeated the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in Super Bowl II, in Miami, Fla. Packers guard Jerry Kramer (64), from Sandpoint, Idaho, provides one of the shoulders for Lombardi's ride. (Associated Press)
Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi is carried off the field Jan. 14, 1968 after his team defeated the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in Super Bowl II, in Miami, Fla. Packers guard Jerry Kramer (64), from Sandpoint, Idaho, provides one of the shoulders for Lombardi's ride. (Associated Press)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Jerry Kramer has sold his ring from the first Super Bowl for more than $125,000.

Green Bay Press-Gazette Media reports the ring was among more than 50 items from Kramer that were auctioned Saturday night through Heritage Auctions. Kramer’s game-used jersey from Super Bowl I sold for more than $45,000.

Kramer, who turned 80 in January, played with Green Bay in the 1960s. He said he’s selling the items to clear his house of things he doesn’t need and plans to use the money to create a college fund for his five grandchildren.

Proceeds from the auction were expected to be about $350,000 by the end of the weekend.

Kramer, from Sandpoint, Idaho, declined to sell his Super Bowl II ring, saying it means too much to him.

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