6 Bulls title rings to be auctioned, starting at $5,000 each originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Huggins & Scott Auctions announced Tuesday it is auctioning off six Bulls championship rings online through through Oct. 22.
The rings were all owned by longtime security guard and organizational pillar John Capps, who worked for the Bulls for more than five decades. A former Chicago police officer, Capps started with the team as a police escort for a parade to commemorate the franchise's founding up Michigan Avenue in 1966, and sat guard outside the team's locker room until 2018, the year of his passing at age 88.
Capps made a handful of background appearances in ESPN's "The Last Dance" docuseries — he was famous for sporting a Kangol hat and, according to a release, had familial relationship with Bulls icons from Bob Love, Jerry Sloan and Artis Gilmore to Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
Michael Jordan would learn the results of jumbotron races and then bet a security guard, fully knowing the outcome.— Kendall Baker (@TheKendallBaker) April 15, 2020
Scottie Pippen: "We had a security guy John Capps [who] would bet Michael every game. ... He probably beat the guy out of $4,100."pic.twitter.com/s7uaWzu4qe
Sticking in the organization as long as he did, his status as one of few employed by the Bulls for all six titles of the dynasty and his reputation as universally beloved by all who knew him serve as enduring testaments to Capps' greatness.
Cool Bulls tribute to really, really longtime Bulls security chief John Capps who died last year. This was his seat outside locker room for every home game. And his familiar cap. Right, Capps pic.twitter.com/vWI5vkL0eD— Sam Smith (@SamSmithHoops) October 10, 2019
Auctioned individually, bidding for each ring will begin at $5,000. Hope you saved up.