The Cowboys are cutting up the Texas Stadium turf, one auction company is putting out a for sale catalog for well-financed collectors and John Elway has put his John Hancock on a dozen…motorcycles?
Cowboys-Steiner Collectibles, a division of Steiner Sports Memorabilia, will be producing commemorative game ticket and turf collages as the NFL franchise closes out its stay at Texas Stadium.
Two versions of the framed ticket collage will be produced to pay tribute to the final home game. One collage will feature a Final Game commemorative ticket, a 4"x6" photo from the final game, and a descriptive nameplate. The commemorative ticket displays the date Texas Stadium opened, 10-24-71, in the section, row, and seat part of the ticket.
The second version of the collage will feature this commemorative Cowboys ticket, two 5"x7" photos from the final game, the descriptive nameplate, and turf from the field at Texas Stadium. Each item comes with a Cowboys-Steiner letter of authenticity.
In addition, fans attending the final regular season game will have an opportunity to be able to send Steiner their ticket stub to be framed in either style.
These framed pieces will be ready to ship out to customers by late January 2009.
Heritage Auction Galleries has put together a Christmas catalog for high rollers. The 66-page "Heritage for the Holidays" sale catalog includes high end memorabilia from all fields including a few pieces of sports memorabilia. Taken together, the offerings in the catalog are worth well in excess of $9.6 million.
The book includes what Heritage calls the finest 1914 Cracker Jack baseball set in existence. It’s priced at a cool $3.89 million. There is also a single-signed Babe Ruth ball ($45,000) and early Ruth game-used bat ($150,000), and a Shoeless Joe Jackson-Buck Weaver vintage signed baseball ($150,000) as well as a 1967 Mickey Mantle game-worn uniform ($300,000).
Sort of makes that Wii Fit you’re getting your brother-in-law look pretty lame, doesn’t it?
If you’d prefer your memorabilia to be of the active variety, Cheetah Choppers has teamed up with football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway to create 20 Limited Edition Signature Series customized choppers.
The V-Twin custom motorcycles will be signed by football legend Elway. There will only be 20 choppers produced, and every bike will be personally designed by Elway in the blue, orange or white colors that he wore in his 16 years as a professional football player. Priced at $57,300, every chopper will have a number stamped on the bike as part of a limited collection. Cheetah Choppers will present Elway with bike number seven — the number he wore on his jersey during his storied career.
In addition, 10 percent of the proceeds from each bike sold will go towards the Starlight Children’s Foundation—an organization created to help seriously ill children and their families cope with the challenges of prolonged illness.
The company says customers who purchase a John Elway Limited Edition Signature Series Chopper will also receive:
· A free round trip flight to the unveiling ceremony with John Elway. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in Frostburg, Maryland, home of Savage Cycles, Cheetah Choppers’ partner in designing the series.
· Complimentary hotel accommodations and ground transportation to and from the ceremony.
· An 8×10 picture of John Elway signing the bike.
· A letter of authenticity from Steiner Sports.
· An autographed John Elway football.
· The opportunity to spend some time and eat lunch with John Elway at the post-ceremony luncheon.
· A personal DVD that documents each customer’s unique experience with John Elway.