Hunt Auctions will kick off its fifth year of Super Bowl auction festivities on Wednesday, January 30th and include a three day Auction Preview Exhibition of the 450+ auction items coinciding with the very popular appraisal fair. The auction events will conclude with the main event, The Super Bowl XLVII Live Auction on Saturday, February 2. All activities will take place as part of the NFL Experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
“We have watched The Super Bowl Live Auction grow over their past 5 years to become an integral part of the NFL Experience during Super Bowl week,” said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions. “Fans seem to thoroughly enjoy viewing the vintage football memorabilia dating to the early periods of the game as well as having an opportunity to acquire items from their favorite current NFL players. The auction event has steadily grown into the most anticipated football related auction of the year and we fully expect the New Orleans venue to be the biggest yet.”
Estimated at $20,000-$30,000, a Tom Brady New England Patriots International Series jersey worn on October 28 of this year is among the priciest items up for grabs in the auction. The jersey is one of dozens of football related items within the sale originating directly from NFL Auction.
Also on the block: a Drew Brees New Orleans Saints home jersey, an Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers road jersey and an Eli Manning New York Giants game used home jersey ("Salute to Service" Game). All carry pre-sale estimates $5,000-$10,000 range. The Super Bowl XLVI (Giants vs. Patriots in 2012) game used flip coin should sell for $3,000-$5,000.
All proceeds from NFL Auction items will benefit numerous NFL-supported causes, including the NFL's A Crucial Catch breast cancer awareness campaign benefiting the American Cancer Society and the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign supporting active service members and veterans.
At $50,000-$75,000, a Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins professional model jersey carries the highest pre-auction estimated value. The jersey is from the private collection of Harry “Kelly” Miller who spent over 40 years in professional sports including many years as equipment manager of the Washington Redskins. His possessions include a Sonny Jurgensen Washington Redskins professional model jersey c.1968-1969 valued at $7,500-$12,000, a Sam Huff Washington Redskins professional model jersey c.1960s expected to sell for $5,000-$7,500 and a pair of Vince Lombardi black coaching pants estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
The auction will also feature more jerseys, rings, trophies and other interesting football related memorabilia from other private consignors. A Lenny Moore Baltimore Colts game worn jersey estimated at $15,000-$20,000 from the late 50s, early 60s time frame and a 2004 Peyton Manning autographed game used Indianapolis Colts road jersey should fetch $10,000-$15,000.
A 1993 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXVIII ring, a 1998 Atlanta Falcons NFC Championship ring and a 2006 Chicago Bears NFL Championship ring are estimated in the $5,000-$10,000 range. A special unused Super Bowl II ticket from 1968 is expected to realize near $10,000. A 1963 Chicago Bears World Champion presentational trophy should sell for $5,000-$7,500.
“We are pleased to once again work with Hunt Auctions to give our fans the opportunity to get closer to the game and take home unique pieces of NFL history at this year’s Super Bowl Live Auction,” said Pete Quaglierini, Manager of NFL Auction.
The Hunt Auctions Preview Exhibition and Appraisal Fair will be held at the NFL Experience for visitors from 10am to 10pm on Wednesday, January 30 through Friday, February 1. Admission is included in the NFL Experience ticket price. Hunt Auctions Appraisal Fair offers complementary appraisals for fans to learn the value of their sports collectible items. To avoid the lines, fans can call to schedule an appraisal time at 610-524-0822. A limited number of items will be accepted on consignment for the auction.
On Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11:00am CT live bidding for the auction will kick off. Bids can either be made in person at the auction, via telephone at 610-524-0822, or online at www.HuntAuctions.com. Online pre-bidding ends on Friday, Feb. 1 at 5pm CT. Absentee and phone arrangement must be made by Friday, Feb. 1 at 5 CT. More information on the event and photos of all the items being auctioned can be found at www.HuntAuctions.com.