Hunt Auctions will again partner with NFL Auction and NFL PLAYERS to produce The Super Bowl XLVI Live Auction and Appraisal Fair at the NFL Experience presented by GMC in Indianapolis. The Super Bowl Auction festivities will begin Friday, January 27th and include an eight day Auction Preview Exhibition of the 350+ auction items coinciding with Appraisal Fair. The auction events will conclude with the main event, The Super Bowl XLVI Live Auction on Saturday, February 4th. All activities will take place as part of the NFL Experience at the Indianapolis Convention. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit charities designated by the NFL, NFL PLAYERS, and participating NFL teams.
Highlighted items of this year’s auction include:
• Baltimore Colts Certificate of Membership to the NFL c. 1953 (Estimated Value: $20,000-$40,000)
• 9/11/2011 NFL game worn jersey selection incl. Ben Roethlisberger, Patrick Willis & Ndamukong Suh ($500-$15,000 each)
• The personal collection of former Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packer receiver Don Beebe
• Collection of Super Bowl game-used balls from NFL Auction ($500-$2,000 each)
• 2011 Super Bowl XLV kickoff ball from Packers vs. Steelers ($5,000-$7,500)
• 2003 Carolina Panthers NFC Championship ring ($10,000-$15,000)
• Super Bowl Opus MVP autographed book ($10,000-$15,000)
• 2011 Tim Tebow Denver Broncos game-worn jersey ($2,000-$4,000)
• Football noseguard in its original box c. 1900 ($2,000-$3,000)
The Baltimore Colts’ official “Certificate of Membership” confirming admittance to the NFL will headline items from past and present players and historical moments in football’s past. The important document is related to the inception of the team that became the current day Indianapolis Colts and is expected to sell for $20,000-$40,000. Also featured in the auction, the personal collection of Beebe including memorabilia worn or autographed items by the former Bills and Packers receiver and the stars he played with.
“Hunt Auctions is excited to be working with NFL Auction and NFL PLAYERS to bring fans a variety of both vintage and contemporary collectible items,” said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions. “We love that this live auction allows us to connect with passionate fans and are eager to be a part of this event once again.”
Among the contemporary items available secured by NFL Auction will be a 2011 Tim Tebow Denver Broncos game-worn jersey worth an estimated $2,000-$4,000. A collection of items worn by players during the September 11, 2011 NFL games marking the 10th anniversary of 9-11 will be sold with proceeds supporting two 9/11 related charities, Tuesdays Children and MyGoodDeed. The 9-11 jersey of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady is expected to sell for $10,000-$15,000. Also offered by NFL Auction will be various mementos from the NFL’s celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month including pink kickoff footballs, game used jerseys, helmets and flip coins.
Various Super Bowl and Championship game items will be available including a 2003 Carolina Panthers NFC Championship ring worth $10,000-$15,000. The Super Bowl XLV kickoff ball from Packers vs. Steelers game should sell for $5,000-$7,500
“The NFL is honored to take part in this auction and thrilled to connect with all of our passionate fans,” said Pete Quaglierini, NFL manager of NFL Auction. “Each year our dedicated fans demonstrate their support and we are proud to have the opportunity to provide them with a chance to own valuable collectible items from their favorite stars.”
The Auction Preview Exhibition will be held at the NFL Experience at the Indiana Convention Center for fans and visitors to view from 3pm to 10pm on Friday, Jan. 27, 10am to 10pm on Saturday, Jan. 28, 11am to 8pm on Sunday, Jan. 29, and 3pm to 10pm from Monday, Jan. 30 through Friday, Feb. 3. Admission to the preview is included in the ticket price for the NFL Experience.
Hunt Auctions will also host their popular Hunt Auctions Appraisal Fair for fans who would like to learn the value of their sports collectible items. To avoid the lines, fans can call to schedule an appraisal appointment at 610-524-0822. A limited number of items will be accepted on consignment for the auction. Additionally, for the second straight year Hunt Auctions will partner with the NFL to conduct a NFL Roadshow Appraisal Fair which will be broadcast live from the Convention Center. Participants may contact Hunt Auctions with potential items to be appraised during a live television program.
On Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11:00am live bidding for the auction will kickoff at the Indiana Convention Center. Bids can either be made in person at the Indiana Convention Center on Saturday, via telephone at 610-524-0822, or online at www.HuntAuctions.com. Online pre-bidding ends on Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 pm ET. Absentee and phone arrangement must be made by Thursday, Feb. 2 at 5 pm. More information on the event and photos of all the items being auctioned can also be found at www.HuntAuctions.com.