Former NFL great and current Oakland Raiders assistant coach Rod Woodson is selling his personal memorabilia collection. The Hall of Fame defensive back has consigned his game-used jerseys, AFC Championship rings and a multitude of accolades and trophies to SCP Auctions, which will offer them in its catalog next month.
There are numerous game balls from his All-American college years at Purdue as well as pieces that span Woodson’s 17-year NFL career. The Woodson auction includes nearly 70 lots including various MVP awards and Woodson’s NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team trophy which he was awarded in 1994. Woodson turns 50 on Tuesday, March 10.
“I was blessed with a long career in the NFL,” said Woodson, who now serves as assistant defensive backs coach for the Raiders, “and I was able to acquire quite a few mementoes from my playing days. Now I feel good about consigning with SCP Auctions and sharing these with passionate football fans and collectors who would be interested in adding them to their collections.”
Selected in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 10 pick overall), Woodson became one of the NFL’s most feared corners, recording 644 tackles, making 38 interceptions (five returned for touchdowns) and recovering 21 fumbles. In 1993, he was named the NFL’s AP Defensive Player of the Year. A six-time First-Team All-Pro selection, he was named to the Pro Bowl 11 times, setting a record for defensive backs. He won his only Super Bowl title as a free safety with the Baltimore Ravens in 2000 and completed his career with the Raiders in 2003. He finished with 71 interceptions (third best overall) and still owns the NFL record with 12 picks returned for touchdowns. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009, in his first year of eligibility.
His Hall of Fame ring is among the items that will be in the auction but he’s keeping his Super Bowl ring and Hall of Fame bust, as well as memorabilia acquired from other players.
“To say we are ecstatic to have Rod’s collection would be an understatement,” said SCP Auctions President David Kohler. “As hard-hitting and prolific a player as Rod was on the field, he’s genuinely a very nice guy off it. He’s been a pleasure to work with.”
Bidding is open to registered bidders only and starts on Wednesday, April 8, and concludes on Saturday, April 25. The auction is being conducted online at www.scpauctions.com. For more information on how to participate, call 949-831-3700.
You can see his rookie cards on eBay here.