1989 Denver Broncos AFC Championship Ring Presented to Offensive Tackle Gerald Perry. The Lombardi Trophy would once again slip through the hooves of the Denver Broncos, the third time in four seasons that they'd fall in the Super Bowl to the NFC representative. The result of Super Bowl XXIV stands as the most lopsided in history--a 55-10 blowout at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers--but the Mile High City would go on to win three of the next four in which they'd appear.
So the heartbreak ends here, with this important relic recalling the historic battle between Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway and Joe Montana. It was issued to Gerald Perry, starting left tackle for the Broncos at the Superdome contest. Real diamonds stud a football figural set into a blue stone on the ring face, with raised text at the perimeter reporting, "1989 Denver Broncos A.F.C. Champions." Left shank identifies the recipient by name and jersey number, framing a Super Bowl XXIV logo, while right shank records the score of the AFC Championship game with logos of the conference and Broncos and the years of their Super Bowl appearances.