What does it take to "Be Like Mike"? For starters, you need six Bulls championship rings. Not just one, two, three, four or even five. ALL SIX. Like this (click here).
Scottie Pippen is like Mike. So's Phil Jackson. That makes three Chicago legends with the complete-set sextet. A handful of Bulls front-office execs were also there for both Three-peats, as were another handful of team personnel/staff members—including official scorer Bob Rosenberg. In 1998, therefore, on the occasion of Jordan and company's final NBA title, Rosenberg was one of the select, elite few in the organization to receive a custom presentation box with all six slots for all six rings. Just like Phil Jackson, just like Scottie Pippen, and just like Mike.
Dennis Rodman? Nope, only three slots for three rings. Toni Kukoc? Same: three slots, three rings. In fact, no Bulls players received their fourth or fifth ring in '98. Only Jordan and Pippen straddled the two different championship dynasties and brought home gold throughout the decade. Although we'll likely never see their priceless ring collections reach the auction block, scorer Bob Rosenberg's identical set is the next best thing and is proudly presented here—fully intact. It's a landmark offering not only for Bulls history, not only for the NBA's long legacy, but also for 20th-century American culture writ large. These diamond-studded crown jewels transcend basketball and honor how MJ became one of the most famous figures on the entire planet. (Not to mention the Space Jam galaxy!) We all wanna be, wanna be like Mike. And THIS is that unprecedented, once-in-a-lifetime chance to do it in one fell swoop.
Incredibly, Bob Rosenberg's scoring career started before the Bulls existed, before Michael Jordan even existed. The Windy City native got his start with the early 1960s Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (who eventually became the Baltimore Bullets) and he joined the expansion Chicago Bulls in their first season of 1966, ultimately scoring more than 2,150 home games for the franchise. According to Rosenberg, one of his greatest memories came after the 1992 championship when Jordan and Ron Harper invited him to the locker room for a celebratory champagne toast. (To see a fascinating biographical interview with Rosenberg, in which he talks about his distinguished career and his memorabilia collection—including these most cherished 6 rings!—click here.)
All of Rosenberg's rings are the real-deal 14-karat-gold Jostens examples with a dazzling array of authentic diamonds, topping out in a full 3 carats' worth for the 1998 masterpiece. Each ring is approximately size 9, says "ROSENBERG / STATS," and radiates NM condition. Accompanied by the rarefied 6-slot custom display box (12x10x5), which showcases all the rings and boasts a "1998 World Champions" name plaque. Now let's cue up that timeless Gatorade commercial (click here).
Note: this item has a reserve (estimated value: $300,000-$400,000)