Hunt Auctions will once again collaborate with the NFL and NFL Players to produce the annual Super Bowl XLVIII Live Auction and Appraisal Fair being held this year at NFL Shop at Super Bowl, Macy’s Herald Square in New York City. The sixth year of Super Bowl auction events will open on Tuesday, January 21 with the Auction Preview Exhibition showcasing for fans to check out over 400 live auction items.
The Hunt Auctions Appraisal Fair will feature national sports memorabilia experts offering complementary appraisals of sports memorabilia during the 12-day auction event taking place on the 4th floor of Macy’s Herald Square during normal store hours.
Live bidding for The Super Bowl XLVIII Live Auction will begin on the final day, Saturday, February 1 at 12:00pm.
“We are very proud to once again team with NFL Auction to host the Super Bowl Live Auction event,” remarked David Hunt, President Hunt Auctions. “The storied history of the game of football within the city of New York speaks for itself. This city venue coupled with the auction itself being held at NFL Shop at Super Bowl located in Macy’s iconic Herald Square locale only adds to what has annually become one of the most highly anticipated auction events in the sports collecting world.”
NFL Auction Items
NFL Auction will be offering more than 150 pieces in the Super Bowl XLVIII Live Auction including modern day game used player jerseys, cleats, footballs and items from previous Super Bowl events. Game used jerseys from 2013 games including such players as Denver Broncos Peyton Manning (estimated value $10,000-$15,000), New York Giants Eli Manning (est. $5,000-$7,500), San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick (est. $6,000-$8,000), Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson (est. $7,500-$12,500) and Carolina Panthers Cam Newton (est. $3,000-$5,000).
Pieces from a collection of moments in recent NFL games including the Super Bowl XLVII opening kickoff coin and kickoff football will be up for sale.
100% of net proceeds from NFL Auction items will be donated to NFL supported causes, including the A Crucial Catch breast cancer awareness campaign benefiting the American Cancer Society and the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign that raises funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and Wounded Warrior Project. The entire list of items from NFL Auction is available at NFL.com/auction.
“We are pleased to continue working with Hunt Auctions to bring fans the opportunity to own one of a kind pieces from football’s greatest players,” said Pete Quaglierini, Senior Manager of NFL Auction.
Historic NFL Memorabilia
The auction will also showcase a wide range of of football related memorabilia from private consignors to include historic jerseys, rings, trophies and autographed materials. A rare Washington Redskins Sammy Baugh professional model jersey c.1940s and Chicago Bears Sid Luckman professional model jersey c.1947 will be leading the private consignor items up for grabs on February 1. Hunt Auctions estimates both items to sell for $40,000-$60,000.
A Jim Brown Cleveland Browns professional model jersey c. 1962-65 will be offered to fans with the price tag likely to reach $30,000-$40,000.
Other headlining vintage favorites in the auction include a 1958 Baltimore Colts World Championship Ring estimated at $20,000-$40,000, a 1997 Denver Broncos Super Bowl Ring (est. $20,000-$30,000) and a 1934 Mel Hein New York Giants World Championship pendant ($2,000-$3,000).
Those visiting NFL Shop at Super Bowl, Macy’s Herald Square during the 12 day event can bring their sports memorabilia items to the Hunt Auctions Appraisal Fair as national sports memorabilia experts offer complementary appraisals for fans to learn the value of their sports collectible items. Fans can call ahead to schedule an appraisal time at 610-524-0822 or walk in for the free appraisal. A limited number of items will be accepted on consignment for the auction.
On Saturday, Feb. 1 at 12:00am EST live bidding for the auction will kick off. Bids can either be made live in person at the auction or via telephone. Please call 610-524-0822 or email [email protected] for telephone line reservations. Online pre-bidding ends on Friday, Jan. 31 at 6pm EST. Absentee and phone arrangement must be made by Friday, Jan. 31 at 6 EST. More information on the event and photos of all the items being auctioned can be found at HuntAuctions.com.