BYU Joins Online Auction Business

Brigham Young University is digging into its archives and its closets to cash in on the game-worn memorabilia market.

BYU has launched a new online auction site featuring, game-worn jerseys, historical photos, memorabilia and other items.

Each week several items will be added to the online auction, which closes every Saturday afternoon.

Included in the initial auctions are authentic game-worn jerseys from BYU’s win over Washington on Sept. 9, 1999. The original “bib” jerseys were only worn in the UW game because the fabric had a purple hue and Nike created a new navy blue set in time for the second home game. Following the 1999 season, the NCAA ruled the bib jersey could not be worn in competition, making this a unique collectors item.

Also available is a limited-edition print of the “13-Second Miracle” from the last play of the 2006 BYU vs. Utah game. Only 30-signed prints exist in the special edition offering. Each print is framed and signed by All-American John Beck and Jonny Harline.

The school is apparently starting things slowly. Just six items are listed in the first auction.