It was the most watched Super Bowl game in history and certainly had one of the biggest buildups ever. The New England Patriots overcame the distraction that was ‘deflategate’ and held off the Seattle Seahawks Sunday to win the Super Bowl. Now, we can expect some of the game-used items from Super Bowl XLIX to hit the auction block.
NFL Auctions has typically offered a few items from each Super Bowl on its website, with proceeds benefitting the league’s charitable efforts.
A typical game-used football from the Super Bowl usually sells for $700 to $2,000, depending on a variety of factors. If signed by a big name player or Super Bowl MVP, they can run a bit higher. Considering what happened Sunday, how it happened and the controversy that stemmed from the AFC Championship footballs, could this year be a little different?
In the days leading up to Sunday’s game, SCP Auctions’ Dan Imler and PSA/DNA’s Joe Orlando, whose company authenticates the game-used footballs each year, discussed their potential value with Bloomberg for this story.
And what of the Deflategate footballs themselves? Will they ever come to auction? It would seem unlikely but if so, how much would they bring and what would you compare them to? Just Collect offered this take in their blog.