A 1940s Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins jersey was the most sought after piece of football memorabilia at the Super Bowl XLVII Live Auction in New Orleans Saturday, realizing $109,250.00 during live bidding at the NFL Experience. The Baugh jersey was part of the personal collection of former Washington Redskins equipment manager Harry “Kelly” Miller who spent over 40 years in professional sports.
The Miller collection totaled $167,000.00 after all 27 pieces were sold including a Sam Huff Washington Redskins professional model jersey c.1960s which realized $31,050.00 and a Sonny Jurgensen Washington Redskins professional model jersey c.1968-1969 which brought $6,900.00.
Dozens of modern day player items were offered by NFL Auction during the Hunt Auctions live event. A Tom Brady New England Patriots International Series game jersey sold for $27,600.00, an Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers game used road jersey realized $17,825.00, an Eli Manning New York Giants game used home jersey from the “Salute to Service” game sold for $10,925.00, a Drew Brees New Orleans Saints game used home jersey sold for $9,775.00 and a Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens game used jersey sold for $3,680.00.
The flip coin used last year in Super Bowl XLVI featuring the Giants and the Patriots went for $10,925.00. All proceeds from NFL Auction items sold will benefit numerous NFL-supported causes, including the NFL's A Crucial Catch breast cancer awareness campaign benefiting the American Cancer Society and the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign supporting active service members and veterans.
“Our original goal of combining memorabilia from the rich history of the NFL with incredible items from the greatest stars in the game today has gained momentum over the past five years. We are thrilled to report the continued progress of that goal. The results of the auction and the immense bidder participation from across the country also document the exceptional brand name of NFL Auction with which we are honored to be a partner,” said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions.
Other vintages pieces sold by private consignors included a rare Chuck Noll Cleveland Browns professional model jersey with apparent photo match c.1950s which reached $13,225.00, a tweed sport coat worn by legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant sold for $4,887.50, a rare 1978 Super Bowl XII full unused ticket sold for $11,500 and a 1968 Super Bowl II full unused tickets sold for $9,200.
More information and complete descriptions of the 464 auction lots sold auction can be found at www.HuntAuctions.com. The online only portion of the Auction, Lots 465-End, will remain open for online bidding until Monday, February 4th until 10pm ET.