A Heisman Trophy that belonged to a USC running back is about to enter the hobby. And no, it never belonged to O.J. Simpson.
If you’ve ever had the rare opportunity to lift a Heisman Trophy (and this humble writer has), you know it takes two hands.
Winners of the award have been secure in the knowledge that if a tornado hits and the upright freezer is sitting in a field two miles away, the Heisman will still be in it’s place, paperweight for the fireplace, standing proudly and defiantly. They’ve been known to be used as doorstops. For the Pearly Gates.
It’s rare when one of the sports world’s most familiar and coveted awards is given up to an auction. So consider yourself notified that such a chance will take place later this year.
Grey Flannel Auctions will offer up the 1979 Heisman at it’s next auction Dec. 6. The award is the one claimed by USC tailback Charles White. Heisman Trophies have been among the highest grossing items in past auctions and the former USC Trojan’s award promises to be no different. “This phenomenal item, one of the great trophies in all of sport, will create a great opportunity for memorabilia collectors both as collectors and consignors,” said Richard Russek, president and CEO of Grey Flannel Auctions.
Grey Flannel’s last auction, which took place at the Basketball Hall of Fame, featured a very expensive Dr. J ABA jersey.