One of Tom Landry's famous hats and game-worn Hall of Famer jerseys are part of next month's live auction by Heritage Galleries.
A Tom Landry game-worn fedora, sported on the sidelines of Texas stadium during the 1980s by the legendary Dallas Cowboys coach, will be featured in the Oct. 1-2 Signature Sports Memorabilia Auction at Heritage Auction Galleries. The hat is just part of a large group of Cowboys' memorabilia included in the auction event at the company's Dallas headquarters.
"Tom Landry represents everything hallowed about the 1970s and 1980s glory days of the Cowboys," said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions at Heritage, "and there was no symbol more emblematic of those amazing teams than Landry's iconic fedora."
Along with Coach Landry's stylish 7-3/8s Churchill, Ltd. Gray hat, Heritage will also be offering a 1970s-era clipboard used by Landry complete with handwritten plays and coaching whistle.
A game-used jersey worn by Roger Staubach and an early 1990s game-used uniform from Troy Aikman are being offered in compliment to the Landry lots.
"The Staubach jersey is from the early '70s," said Ivy. "It's a version of the dark blue uniform worn by the Cowboys mostly as road-jerseys during that part of the decade. Since the dark blue jerseys were worn with much less frequency than the home white there is much less wear and tear on this shirt than you might otherwise find, which makes it all the more desirable."
Troy Aikman's circa 1992 game-used uniform comes to Heritage in fantastic shape and is a hard-to-find relic from the beginning of the 1990s Cowboy dynasty, of which Aikman was arguably the biggest part.
Other Cowboys pieces, all hearkening back to the championship eras of the 1970s and 1990s, complete the team offerings in the Heritage Auction. Highlights include:
Early 1970's Bob Lilly Game Worn Jersey:
The white heavy-duty cotton shirt features the Hall of Famer's #"74 on the sleeves, front and verso. Exhibits some team repairs. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.
1993 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXVIII Championship Ring:
The second of three Super Bowl Championships in a four-year period. Staff member's ring announces "Dallas Cowboys" on the face, along the perimeter of a faux diamond-studded football at center. Left shank pictures the logo of Super Bowl XXVIII, a pair of Lombardi Trophies, and the words, "World Champions, Back to Back." Right shank features a miniature Cowboys Stadium, the NFL logo, and the identity of the former owner. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000.
1980s-1990s Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famers & Legends Signed Helmet:
More than 35 autographs are included on the ProLine helmet. Among the names: Aikman, Landry, Schramm, Renfro, Adderley, Lee Roy Jordan, Howley, Walls, Too Tall Jones, Lilly, Dorsett, Perkins, Pearson, Wright, Morton, Herb Scott and more. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000.