MEARS Auction Includes Big NFL Collection

Advanced collectors of game used NFL memorabilia will be keeping an eye on one auction that opens today. MEARS Online Auctions launches its January event with a large collection of items obtained directly from players by former Green Bay Packers employee Scott Waters.

Waters worked part-time for the Pack from 1984-2000, and through a steady formation of friendships, built a collection with rock solid provenance that was obtained directly from the player or team.

Waters had on field access for each game, and mingled along the sidelines with the players. Several candid photos document his presence on the field. Detailed LOA’s will be included with each item from his collection.

Highlights include:

Game Worn Green Bay Packers Helmets:
1984-85 George Cumby #52, 1984-89 John Anderson #59, 1983 Mike McCoy #29, 1990-2000 Leroy Butler #36, 1984-90 Robert Brown #93, 1985-88 Walter Stanley #87, 1983 circa Johnny Gray #87, 1986-88 Paul Ott Carruth #30, 1988-93 Shawn Patterson #96, 1984-88 Alphonso Carraker #76, 1993-97 Doug Evan #33, 1985-86 Mossy Cade #24, 1984-91 Mark Murphy #37, 1984-85 Paul Coffman #82, 1984-90 Mark Lee #22, 1984-86 James Lofton #80, 1984-87 Ezra Johnson #90, 1984 Larry McCarren #54, 1984-94 Ed West #86, 1984-85 Lynn Dickey #12, 1990-93 Tony Bennett #90, 1984-78 Charles Martin #94, 1988-91 Perry Kemp #81, 1991-94 Tim Hauck #24, 1984 Rich Wingo #50, 1990-93 Jackie Harris #80, 1984-89 Mark Cannon #58, 1984-89 John Dorsey #99, 1987-89 Dave Brown #32, 1988-90 Bill Nelson #79, 1987-90 Brent Fullwood #21, 1984-86 Eddie Lee Ivory #40. All helmets are 100% original complete with facemasks, chin guards, and clips as last worn on the field.

Game Worn NFL Helmets:
Cedric Jones Patriots #83, Shane Conlan Bills #58, Antonio Gibson Saints #27, Jerry Rice 49ers #80, Scott Case Falcons #25, Pete Mandley Lions #82, Vance Johnson Broncos #82, John Kaiser Seahawks #54, Pat Tilley Cardinals #82, Gil Byrd Chargers #22, Andre Waters #20, and, the ultra rare, all black, one game only 1969 New Orleans Saints John Shinners #67 game worn helmet, only example known.

Also included:
•Never before seen Green Bay Packers collection including jerseys worn by Mark Lee, Phil Epps, Charles Martin, Ken Ruettgers, Gerry Ellis, Mossy Cade, Brian Noble, and Al Del Greco.
•1960s Team Side Line Jacket
•Herb Adderly Game Worn Pants
•Rare Side Line Passes to Brett Favre’s first Packers appearance, first start, and Packers last game at Milwaukee County Stadium
•50+ Year Memorabilia Collection
•Rare assemblage of side line caps, TV banners, game worn cleats
•1997 Green Bay Packers vs. 49ers Mud Bowl Playoff Game Used Football
•Yearbooks, programs, and miscellaneous publication collection

Other notable football items scheduled for auction include an oversized Babe Ruth studio photo, Ronnie Lott game worn jersey, Billy Sims Lions game worn jersey, Lawrence Taylor game worn collection, featured items from the John Rogers photo archives, and more.