Hunt Auctions and NFL Auction are once again collaborating at Super Bowl LV to host the 13th Annual Super Bowl Live Auction event on February 6,in Tampa, FL. The auction will feature over 500 items highlighted items from the collection of the late Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Hornung including a jersey from the 1966 season, a football believed to have been used in Super Bowl I and Hornung’s Heisman Trophy commemorative ring.
Some of the items have been consigned by the late Hall of Famer’s widow, Angela. “Paul ‘s time in the NFL and with his teammates was an experience he carried with him for his entire life,” she remarked. “Years later, he truly enjoyed sharing those experiences when Packers fans came to visit with him. I felt it fitting to continue his legacy by sharing some of his memorabilia with those very same fans so Paul’s legacy can be carried forward. The knowledge that a portion of the proceeds will benefit NFL Auction related charities is a wonderful extension of Paul’s philanthropic heart.”
While Hornung didn’t play in the 1966 NFL Championship Game or Super Bowl I because of a pinched nerve in his neck, he was in uniform and the jersey he wore on the sideline during those two historic games is among the items being offered. It could sell for $100,000 when bidding ends the day before Super Bowl LV. The football carries a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$40,000. Both of those items were given by Hornung to a friend from his hometown of Louisville in the early 1980s.
Hornung’s 1961 Maxwell Club Outstanding Player Award has also been consigned.
“The items from the Hornung collection represent one of the finest players of his generation. In particular, the jersey worn by Hornung during the inaugural Super Bowl played in 1967 is one of the most significant of any artifacts related to that historic game to have entered the collecting marketplace,” stated David Hunt, President of Hunt Auctions.
Once again, NFL Auction has provided numerous game-worn jerseys and memorabilia to the Super Bowl Auction with proceeds going to league charities.
Among the items offered through their platform are:
-2020 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints game worn jersey (Est. $20,000-$30,000)
-2020 Baker Mayfield Cleveland Browns game worn jersey (Est. $15,000-$25,000)
-2020 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs game worn jersey (Est. $5,000-$10,000)
-2020 Tua Tagovailoa Miami Dolphins rookie game worn jersey (Est. $7,500-$15,000)
-2019 Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks game worn jersey (Est. $20,000-$30,000)
-2017 Aaron Donald Los Angeles Rams game worn jersey (Est. $7,500-$15,000)
-2019 D.K. Metcalf Seattle Seahawks rookie game worn jersey (Est. $7,500-$15,000)
Items from the personal collections of L.C. Greenwood, George Shaw, and John Cappelletti will also be featured within the Super Bowl LV live auction event. Each grouping originates directly from the player and/or player’s family as being offered for the first time publicly.
Highlight Items from the Greenwood, Shaw, and Cappelletti Collections:
-L. C. Greenwood Pittsburgh Steelers professional model cleats (Est. $750-$1,500)
-George Shaw 1958 Baltimore Colts NFL Championship ring (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
-George Shaw 1958 Baltimore Colts NFL Championship pendant (Est. $1,500-$3,000)
-John Cappelletti Penn State game used football helmet c.1970-73 (Est. $3,000-$5,000)
-1973 John Cappelletti Maxwell Club Award for Outstanding Collegiate Football Player (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
-Scarce Inaugural 1902 Rose Bowl souvenir program (Est. $5,000-$10,000)
-1961 Bill Quinlan Green Bay Packers NFL Championship ring (Est. $15,000-$25,000)
-1963 Chicago Bears NFL Championship ring (Est. $7,500-$15,000)
-1995 Steve Young San Francisco 49ers professional model road jersey (Est. $2,500-$5,000)
-1991 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins professional model road jersey (Est. $7,500-$15,000)
-1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl ring (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
Live auction items will be available for preview at the Super Bowl Experience to be held at the Tampa Riverwalk from Friday, January 29 through Saturday February 6. Preliminary bidding is already underway at HuntAuctions.com.