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Sep 8, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

Josh Gordon’s Super Bowl ring from the Patriots’ 2018 championship season is heading to auction next month.

The ring is being put up for auction by a private dealer, meaning Gordon himself had previously parted ways with it.

Gordon was acquired by the Patriots early in the 2018 season via trade from the Cleveland Browns. The troubled wide receiver played 11 games with the Pats, catching 40 passes for 720 yards and three touchdowns, including the 500th of Tom Brady’s career.

Towards the end of the season, Gordon announced he was stepping away from football to focus on his mental health, and was later suspended indefinitely by the NFL for a violation of the league’s drug policy. The Patriots went on to defeat the Rams in the Super Bowl, and Gordon was awarded a championship ring.

This ring may be even more valuable than the typical Patriots Super Bowl ring, according to the post on Heritage Auctions.

“Now that the superstar quarterback has traded New England snow for Tampa Bay sunshine,” the description reads, “we can be assured that this is the last Patriots ring of the Tom Brady era.”

Think the ring would make a perfect gift for somebody you know? The bidding is expected to start around $100,000.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at Alexander.Barth@bbgi.com.