Bill King's 1976 Oakland Raiders "Super Bowl XI" Champions 14K White Gold, with Diamonds, Team Broadcaster's Ring and Original Wood Presentation Box


This good-looking 1976 Oakland Raiders "Super Bowl XI" Champions 14K White Gold, with Diamonds, Ring and Original Wood Presentation Box was awarded to Legendary Team Broadcaster, Bill King!  Wilbur "Bill" King was the voice of the Oakland Athletics for 25 years (1981-2005), as well as the longtime radio play-by-play announcer for the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders (1966-1992) and the San Francisco / Golden State Warriors (1962-1983).  He had originally been a member of the San Francisco Gaints' original broadcasting team (along with Russ Hodges and Lon Simmon) when the Giants moved west from New York in 1958, he then called for the University of California football and basketball games.  King is best remembered by his broadcasting catchphrase, "Holy Toledo!", as well as distinctive handlebar moustache and Van Dyke beard.  He announced all three of the Raiders' Super Bowl victories (1976, 1980, and 1983), as well as countless other memorable games.  Perhaps King's most famous call came during the Raider' infamous "Holy Roller" game against the San Diego Chargers on September 10, 1978.  During the final seconds of the game, Raider's Quarterback, Ken Stabler, tossed the football forward, and it was caught by Tight End, Dave Casper, in the end zone for a disputed game-winning touchdown.  King's broadcast was as follows: "The ball, flipped foward is loose!  A wild scramble, two seconds on the clock...Casper grabbing the is ruled a fumble...Casper has recovered in the end zone!!  The Oakland Raiders have scored on the most zany, unbelieveable, absolutely impossible dream of a play!  Madden is on the field.  He wants to know if it's real.  They sad yes, get your butt out of here!  He does!  There's nothing real in the world anymore!  The Raiders have won the football game!  The Chargers...they don't believe it.  Fifty-two thousand people are stunned.  This one will be relived forever!"  Another famous call came on November 8, 1970, when George Blanda came off the bench in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns, threw a touchdown in the last two minutes of the game and kicked the winning field goal as time ran out.  King reacted by declaring "George Blanda has just been elected King of the World!"  In 2016, the National Baseball Hall of Fame named King the recipient of the 2017 Ford C. Frick Award.  Ring weighs 42 grams, is approximately a size 10, and was made by Lenox.