NFL Auctions is digging into the storage closet to help disaster relief efforts in Australia.
The league’s official website has launched a special auction, with proceeds from many items designated to help combat the devastating impacts of the brushfires. Dozens of items are on the block with more expected to be added. The highlights include 14 game-used footballs from Super Bowl games from the last 11 seasons and the kickoff ball from last Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.
There are balls used in Super Bowls 43,44,45,47,48,50,51 and 52 with multiples from some games. Some were used by teams on offense while others were used on kicking plays.
There are also signed footballs including one bearing dozens of signatures from Super Bowl MVPs, another signed by over 30 2018 draft picks including Lamar Jackson, team-signed balls from recent Super Bowl teams, signed jerseys from George Kittle, Larry Fitzgerald and Richard Sherman; signed helmets from Nick Bosa, Josh Jacobs, Ezekiel Elliott and others; single signed footballs from Drew Brees, the late Willie Brown, Sam Darnold, Eddie Jackson and others, Super Bowl-used end zone pylons and more.
The auctions begin closing this weekend with others continuing through at least the end of this month on the NFL Auctions website.
Brushfires have had a devastating impact on homes and wildlife in the country with at least 28 people killed, 3,000 homes destroyed or damaged, millions of acres have burned and millions of animals have died.