Chicago Bulls: 1990’s Championship rings set auctioned off in estate

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (Photo credit should read VINCENT LAFORET/AFP via Getty Images)
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (Photo credit should read VINCENT LAFORET/AFP via Getty Images) /

Michael Jordan pushed the Chicago Bulls to win six titles in the 1990’s. And the estate of a former Bulls longtime security guard hit the auction block.

The craze surrounding the memorabilia and collectibles of the all-time great Hall-of-Fame shooting guard Michael Jordan and all of those great Chicago Bulls dynasty teams of the 1990’s is coming to a head with one of the most significant auctions we’ve seen this year entering the weekend. In the estate of the recently passed, and longtime Bulls security guard John Capps, a set of the Bulls Championship rings from title-winning squads hit the auction block. The report that the six title rings for the Bulls from the Capps estate were hitting the auction market came from various sources, including Chris Bumbaca of this week.

This auction for the six Bulls Championship rings hit the online market reportedly on Oct. 9, and is set to remain open until Oct. 22. The auctions can be found at Huggins And Scott Auctions, with each going for at least $5,500 as of the afternoon of Oct. 17. Four of the six rings are now sitting at more than $10,000 on the auction block right now.

What made Capps famous this year, outside of his estate auctioning of these title rings from the Bulls dynasty teams, was his appearance in a pregame wager with Jordan in the hit 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance”. In that ABC/ESPN/Netflix docuseries (that won an Emmy this year) highlighting Jordan and the 1997-98 Bulls title-winning team, Capps was one of the underrated beloved figures shown in a few scenes.

Capps was also reportedly a former Chicago policeman that was employed with the Bulls for over 50 years. He passed away in 2018.

Apparently the reason why the estate of Capps is auctioning off the rings is because the heirs found little value in having them passed down to them. And the highest bid for any of the six rings at the moment is the one from The Last Dance season, from the 1998 Championship, currently bidding at nearly $20,000.

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Jordan and the Bulls won the last of their six NBA Championships from the dynasty years of the 1990’s to cap the 1997-98 season, in a six game series triumph over Karl Malone, John Stockton, and the Utah Jazz. The Last Dance commemorates the careers of those on and off-the-court, such as Jordan and Capps.

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (Photo credit should read VINCENT LAFORET/AFP via Getty Images) /