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Paul Hornung Selling Packers Championship Rings, Other Items

You can add Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Hornung to the list of former stars who are selling off chunks of their collections at auction as the year winds to a close.

Hornung, a Heisman Trophy winner at Notre Dame and star halfback for Vince Lombardi’s Packers in the 1960s, has consigned 17 lots to SCP Auctions for its current sale including re-issues of his NFL Championship rings from 1961 and 1965 and a re-issue of his Super Bowl I championship ring.  The first lot in the collection is a re-issue of his Packers Paul Hornung 1961 championship ringHeisman Trophy, which carries a $10,000 minimum bid.

The trophy  is one of four that were made for Hornung.  The original, presented to him in 1956, is in the hands of a private collector Paul Hornung 1956 Heisman trophyaccording to SCP.   The one being offered and two others were made later for him and it’s this one that Hornung had on display inside his Louisville, KY home.   The other two are currently on display at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and Notre Dame University respectively.

Championship pendants and charms and autographed items are also being offered.

In a statement published by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Hornung said both he and his finances are in good shape but he’s hoping to help some charities with the proceeds from the auction, which is  scheduled to end Dec. 1.

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