Hunt Auctions and NFL Auction are once again collaborating at Super Bowl LVII to host the 15th Annual Super Bowl Live Auction event on February 11. The auction features hundreds of items highlighted by the memorabilia from the personal collections of Pro Football Hall of Fame members Walter Payton and Gino Marchetti, game-worn items from current players and a prototype for what became one of football’s greatest helmet designs.
Regarded as one of the greatest players in NFL history, Payton rushed for 16,726 yards and scored 110 touchdowns. He was a member of the iconic 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl championship team and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1993.
Walter Payton Collection
Three footballs from the game in which he set the NFL’s all-time rushing record in 1984, his 1985 NFL Player of the Year trophy, a collection of more than two dozen game balls presented to him as well as other awards and memorabilia have been consigned by his family.
“It has been 35 years since my husband Walter left the playing field completing one of most distinguished careers in the history of the NFL.,” Connie Payton stated. “There are many items which we continue to cherish along with the countless memories from Walter which we hold dear with our family. We have decided to share a portion of the memorabilia from his career with the fans who passionately supported him during his time playing in the NFL. Walter’s legacy on the field and philanthropic efforts off of the field continue to provide a guiding light for our family. We are proud to offer these items and even more pleased that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation, Jarrett Payton Foundation, and NFL Auction charities.”
“Walter is universally regarded as one of the finest players in the history of the league and quite possibly is held in even higher regard for his service to others off the football field,” remarked David Hunt, President of Hunt Auctions. “We are always pleased to present this highly anticipated event which annually generates an impressive related donation to the wonderful charities of the NFL Auction program.”
Gino Marchetti Collection
Marchetti was an integral member of the Baltimore Colts dynasty from the 1950-60s era. At 6’4, he was imposing figure with imposing strength. After high school Marchetti admirably enlisted in the US Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a key factor in the Colts’ 1958 and 1959 NFL titles and was later Pro Football Hall Fame.
A 1950s game jersey is among the highlights of the collection and is expected to sell for $15,000-$25,000. A 1970 Colts Super Bowl V ring ($15,000-$25,000), his Hall of Fame induction ring ($10,000-$20,000), his 1959 Colts NFL Champions wristwatch ($10,000-$15,000) and a helmet signed by 55 Hall of Famers ($4,000-$6,000) are also among the lots being offered.
Items from the Fred Gehrke Collection
Fred Gehrke was a lauded running back and cornerback at the University of Utah graduating with a degree in art in 1939. While his excellent play on the field would lead to a career in the NFL with the Cleveland/LA Rams, SF 49ers, and Chicago Cardinals, it would ultimately be his art degree that would leave a lasting legacy.
Gehrke had a hand in several football innovations including a face mask design and sideline kicker’s net but his creation of the now iconic Rams “horns” on the team’s helmets is what he’s best known for. It was the first instance of an NFL team insignia appearing on game helmets.
A 1940s era hand painted prototype of the Rams helmet is one of the top items in the auction. His 1945 NFL championship ring ($4,000-$6,000) is also part of the sale.
NFL Auction Items:
Working with the league’s franchises, NFL Auctions has delivered several game-used and game-worn items to the auction. Proceeds go to various NFL supported charities. NFL Auctions has generated more than $8.5 million in charitable contributions over the past seven years.
Among the items being offered in the Super Bowl Auction:
-2019 Cooper Kupp L.A. Rams game used jersey (Est. $5,000-$10,000)
-2019 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs game used jersey (Est. $5,000-$10,000)
-2019 Austin Ekeler Los Angeles Chargers game used jersey (Est. $1,500-$3,000)
-2017 Marshawn Lynch Oakland Raiders game used jersey (Est. $2,000-$4,000)
-Super Bowl LII Game Used football (Est. $4,000-$6,000)
Numerous additional football memorabilia items dating from the 1900s to present will be offered within the live auction to include several notable private collections.
Additional Highlight Items:
-Lawrence Taylor New York Giants professional model helmet c.1989-90 (Est. $15,000-$20,000)
-9/11/2011 J.J. Watt Houston Texans first career game jersey (Est. $20,000-$40,000)
-2020 Justin Herbert Los Angeles Chargers game worn jersey (Est. $40,000-$60,000)
-2013 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII ring (Est. $25,000-$50,000)
-Joe Namath autographed New York Jets professional model helmet c.1967-68 (Est. $50,000-$100,000)
-1995 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins professional model jersey (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
-1966-67 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl I Champions team autographed football (Est. $7,500-$15,000)
-Rare Philadelphia Eagles Store Promotional nodder c.1960s (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
-Four Horseman of Notre Dame autographed photograph c.1920s (Est. $5,000-$7,500)
Online bidding is already underway at HuntAuctions.com.
Live auction items will be available for preview at the Super Bowl Experience to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center from Saturday, February 4 through Saturday February 11. Tickets are required for entrance to Super Bowl Experience, for ticket and date/time information visit
Hunt Auctions will be conducting complimentary appraisals for sports memorabilia during the Super Bowl Experience hours.