A game-worn helmet, signed and presented by the Dallas Cowboys star running back to another NFL legend during the middle of their careers sold for $67,563 in the annual Super Bowl Auction in Atlanta.
The battle-scarred Cowboys helmet was signed and inscribed by Smith sometime after the Cowboys beat the Eagles in the opening round of the NFC playoffs that year. It was one of dozens of items consigned to Hunt Auctions by White’s family. The Hall of Fame defensive end died of a heart attack in December 2004.
Other memorabilia from his career sold on Saturday included a 1992 game-worn Eagles jersey which sold for $25,188; his game-worn Super Bowl XXXII helmet ($26,438), a game-worn University of Tennessee jersey ($30,550), a 1996 Green Bay Packers game jersey ($25,188), a game-worn Memphis Showboats USFL jersey ($17,625) and a presentational bust from his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame ($17,625).
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation and Wounded Warriors charities.
All prices include a 17.5% buyer’s premium.
Among the other items sold at the event, which took place inside the Georgia World Conference Center included:
- Late 1960s Johnny Unitas game model jersey from the Duke Hott Collection $41,125
- Super Bowl LII kickoff football $29,375 (pre-sale estimate was $5,000-$7,000)
- Game-used. autographed and inscribed football from Drew Brees’ 2018 all-time passing yards record game $30,550 (sold for Brees Foundation)
- 1963 Chicago Bears NFL Championship ring (Charles Bivens) $22,325
- Super Bowl LII flip coin $18,880
- 2014 game-worn Drew Brees jersey $14,100