Hunt Auctions and NFL Auction will once again join together to host the ninth-annual Super Bowl Live Auction on Feb. 4 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
Items from Brett Favre’s college and NFL careers will serve as the flagship collection for the auction with portions of proceeds benefiting multiple philanthropic endeavors. Fans at the NFL Experience will have the ability to view the collection along with nearly the 500 additional football pieces available.
“We are honored to continue our relationship with NFL Auction with our annual Super Bowl Live Auction event,” said David Hunt, President Hunt Auctions. “This year’s event promises to be an exceptional auction highlighted by an incredible grouping of items from the personal collection of Brett Favre. We applaud the charitable work that Favre 4 Hope and NFL Auction conduct and are humbled to be a small part of that process.”
The Favre 4 Hope Foundation will benefit from the sale of Favre Collection items. The mission of the Foundation is dedicated to providing support and services to disadvantaged and disabled children in the Wisconsin and Mississippi communities. In 2005, the charity expanded its platform to include support for organizations providing Breast Cancer financial aid to patients.
Favre Collection Highlights:
2006 Brett Favre Green Bay Packers game worn complete uniform (Est. $25,000-$50,000)
1996 Brett Favre Player of the Year MVP Award (Est. $30,000-$50,000)
1995 Brett Favre Offensive Player of the Year Award (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
1996 Brett Favre Green Bay Packers game worn jersey (Est. $15,000-$25,000)
Super Bowl XXXI Brett Favre Presentational Game Ball (Est. $20,000- $40,000)
1995 Brett Favre Sporting News Player of the Year Award by Tiffany & Co. (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
Brett Favre autographed Super Bowl XXXI Professional Model Back up helmet (Est. $20,000-$40,000)
“The memories that I have during my football career, especially involving the fans of the Green Bay Packers, are priceless to me,” said Favre, whose foundation has raised over $7 million since its inception. “While my family and I are blessed to have many items from my career to keep and cherish I am very happy to share some of my memorabilia with the fans who have been so supportive all these many years.”
“Rudy” Ruettiger Notre Dame Game Worn Football Helmet and Jersey
Included within the auction will be the original Notre Dame football helmet and jersey as worn by “Rudy” Ruettiger during the November 8, 1975 game that eventually made him a household name after his life story became a movie.
After scraping his way through an unconventional route to attend the University of Notre Dame in 1974, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger battled as a walk on member of the Junior scout team. His efforts were rewarded by coach Dan Devine who offered opportunity to dress for a single game during his senior season. Ruettiger entered the game for the final few plays, and on the last of the contest, sacked the opposing quarterback. He was carried off the field in celebration, which was the first such occurrence for a Notre Dame player.
Both the helmet and jersey are being offered for the first time publicly and are expected to achieve six figure pricing within the annual Super Bowl Live Auction event.
“Over 40 years ago, in 1975, I could never have imagined what that moment on that field in South Bend would mean to my life nor the lives of so many that I have been so fortunate to meet,” said Rudy Ruettiger. “The feeling I had that day on the field as well as the experiences and blessings it has brought to me and my family simply cannot be qualified. I felt it time to share these two items with those that made all of this possible to me and in order to assist my grandchildren in the pursuit of their dreams as they begin their lives.”
NFL Auction Items
NFL Auction is teaming with Hunt Auctions for the ninth consecutive year to auction hundreds of game-worn and gam-eused NFL items from nearly every team including a 2016 Aaron Rodgers jersey which carries a $20,000-$30,000 pre-sale estimate. Proceeds go to various NFL-sponsored charities.
Additional NFL Auction Highlights:
Super Bowl 50 Opening Kickoff Football (Est. $2,000-$4,000)
2016 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints game worn jersey (Est. $7,500-$15,000)
2015 Derek Carr Oakland Raiders game worn jersey (Est. $5,000-$7,500)
Joseph Carr Collection
Also included in the Super LI Live Auction is a very rare grouping of materials originating from the personal collection of the inaugural NFL President, Joseph Carr. Carr was one of the most influential formative figures in the history of the league.
Unique Joseph Carr Trophy: NFL Most Valuable Player Award (Est. $25,000-$50,000)
Significant Green Bay Packers NFL Charter Certificate (Est. $20,000-$40,000)
Joe Carr 1926 Pottsville Maroons World Champions presentational charm (Est. $5,000-$10,000)
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball from Carr Collection (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
Van Miller Collection
Known as the “Voice of the Buffalo Bills,” Van Miller served as the team’s broadcaster for an amazing 40-year span that began with the AFL Championship period in the 1960s and ended in 2003 upon his retirement.
Miller Collection Highlights:
Van Miller 1964 and 1965 Buffalo Bills AFC Championship rings (Est. $5,000-$10,000 each)
Van Miller 1991 Buffalo Bills AFC Championship ring (Est. $4,000-$6,000)
Van Miller Buffalo Bills “Honor Roll” Hall of Fame ring (Est. $3,000-$5,000)
Van Miller’s Custom Made 1989 Chrysler Maserati TC convertible (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
The collections mentioned above will be joined by numerous private consignment pieces from across the country. More than 750 total items will be available for viewing during the Exhibition Preview from Saturday, Jan. 28 through Saturday, Feb. 4. Fans are also encouraged to bring their national sports memorabilia to the Hunt Auctions display for complimentary expert appraisals at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The live auction will take place at NFL Experience Driven by Genesis Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11am CT. Bids can be made in person, via phone, or online. For more information, visit www.huntauctions.com.