Pats owner Robert Kraft's SB ring raises $1.025M in auction

Robert Kraft has auctioned his fifth Super Bowl ring which he won in 2017

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl 51 (LI) ring just provided provided a big boost to the "All In Challenge", which aims to be the largest virtual fundraiser in history.

Dozens of fans sought the diamond-encrusted piece of National Football League history, which commemorates the Patriots' 34-28 come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Houston on February 5, 2017. And we came back, and we won.

"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".

The 78-year-old Kraft - who also came up big for New York City when he donated 300,000 masks to city frontline workers in early April - told ESPN why he chose this particular Super Bowl ring.

Bidding for the ring began at $75,000 but crossed the $1 million (£820,000) mark with over nine days remaining in the auction.

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A New England Patriots Super Bowl LI ring, created after the 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, is seen at the Super Bowl Rings exhibit in Indianapolis on March 1, 2018.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft continues to play a prominent role in funding the battle against COVID-19. The price jumped up nearly instantly to more than $330,000, and then surpassed $1 million with nine days left in the auction.

The victor will also get to meet Kraft at his office in Gillette Stadium. The ring has 283 diamonds, to reference the score of that game before the comeback, is 5.1 carats in weight and made with 10-karat white gold.

Kraft auctioned off his ring as part of the All-In Challenge, which is raising money to feed people affected by the coronavirus.

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