We can only assume that when Lawrence Taylor touches anything, said item then seeks to be held by a similarly crazy person throughout the rest of its useful life. I know, until today we didn’t think inanimate objects had thoughts and feelings either, but the bizarre saga of Taylor’s Super Bowl ring may be proving that hypothesis wrong.
Earlier this week Taylor’s ring from Super Bowl XXV was put up for auction by his son, and it sold for over $230,000. Now the name of the buyer may have surfaced, and it’s awesomely appropriate…
As NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal notes, Sheen is a noted higher roller in the sports memorabilia game, so if this is indeed his latest frivolous purchase it’s not surprising, or remotely out of character.
Sheen is the proud owner of the ball that went through Bill Buckner’s legs during the 1986 World Series. Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring is in his personal trophy case too, and he once bought a large section of bleachers at an Angels game in an attempt to catch a Cecil Fielder home run.
He went home without a ball, and without $5,000 (#winning).