Auburn Tigers’ Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn’s game-worn sweater vest from last year’s wild Iron Bowl victory will be sold by SCP Auctions as part of a charity fundraising event.
Auburn’s Chris Davis returned number one-ranked Alabama’s ill-fated 57-yard field goal attempt a 109 yards for a game-winning touchdown as time expired in the game at Jordan-Haire Stadium on November 30, 2013. The Tigers scored two touchdowns in the final 32 seconds to steal the game from their bitter rivals. The “Kick Six” instantly became one of the single greatest moments in college football history.
The consignor of the vest is “Managers on a Mission,” a non-profit organization based in Minnesota that supports the development of student managers at university athletic departments through service projects throughout the United States and faith-focused mission trips to orphanages in Africa. SCP Auctions received the item directly from Drew Boe, who served last season as Auburn’s assistant equipment manager and now serves as the executive director of Managers on a Mission.
Boe had approached Malzahn after the Iron Bowl game to see if he’d be interested in donating the sweater vest to “Managers on a Mission.” Malzahn decided it was a worthy cause and donated not only his sweater vest from the Iron Bowl, but his Under Armour undershirt as well. All proceeds from the sale of this item will go toward Managers on a Mission. The online auction ends on Saturday, Dec. 6 at SCPAuctions.com.
Presented over the Under Armour undershirt Malzahn also wore for the game, the vest comes in a large 34” by 42” black frame accompanied by three 6″ by 8″ game photos, one of which is autographed and inscribed “War Eagle”—Auburn’s famous battle cry and fight song. The sweaters have sort of become Malzahn’s trademark and are popular with Auburn alumni and fans.
Based on the recent sale of the Chris Davis “Kick Six” game-worn helmet for $47,140, SCP Auctions estimates the Malzahn sweater vest could go for $20,000 or more. Included is a notarized Certificate of Authenticity from Auburn University, signed by the Team Equipment Manager (Dana Marquez) and the Assistant Athletics Director of Football (David Gunn).
You can watch an ESPN video about the auction and the cause here.