Former NFL star Randall Cunningham’s personal collection of memorabilia will be sold as part of this year’s Super Bowl XLIX Live Auction in Phoenix.
The auction preview exhibition kicks off Saturday January 24 through Sunday February 1 where fans will have the ability to peruse Cunningham’s collection along with over 500 additional football pieces available. The live auction begins Saturday, January 31 at 12:00pm MST.
The sale of his memorabilia will benefit Cunningham’s work with the Remnant Youth in Nevada whose mission is the improvement of the lives of young people within the community. Funds will be dedicated to Remnant’s current endeavors including the construction of a youth gym and recreational training center.
“I’m looking forward to the auction of my memorabilia. It will truly help me to make a difference in the community. My Eagles jerseys are treasured items and the sale of them will truly help others to get what they need to make it in life,” Cunningham stated. “My time in the NFL was awesome, but now it is time to take what was poured into me in Philly, Minnesota, Dallas and Baltimore, and give back to the fans. Being a pastor now, I understand the importance of being involved with the lives of others. At Remnant, we are doing our best to show kids how to be the best, and bless the nations through our lives.”
Bert Bell Most Valuable Player Awards for years 1988, 1990, and 1998 (Est. $10,000-$20,000 each)
NFL Miller Lite Player of the Year award (Est. $20,000-$40,000)
1992 Reggie White Philadelphia Eagles game worn jersey (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
Cunningham game worn Philadelphia Eagles helmet c.1985-95 (Est. $3,000-$5,000)
Original Cunningham painting by Ernie Barnes (Est. $40,000-$60,000)
Several Cunningham game worn uniforms c.1980-90s (Est. $1,000-$5,000 each)
“Randall Cunningham remains to date one of the most iconic players from the era in which he played,” said David Hunt, President of Hunt Auctions. “His unique style of play revolutionized the modern quarterback position influencing many of today’s elite players. We are thrilled to have been selected to represent Randall with this special offering and applaud his work to enrich the lives of young people through his Remnant Youth projects.”
In addition to Cunningham’s collection, Hunt Auctions is again partnering with NFL Auction for the seventh consecutive year to auction hundreds of NFL items from nearly every team within the league. Game-used jerseys, cleats, footballs, and recent Super Bowl memorabilia will be among the items offered. All proceeds benefit the NFL’s charitable efforts, including NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and wellness campaign, and the American Cancer Society to help fight breast cancer.
“NFL Auction is once again excited to partner with Hunt Auctions in what appears to be the most significant football items we have acquired to date,” said Pete Quaglierini, Senior Manager of NFL Auction.
“We are honored to continue our relationship with NFL Auction with our annual Super Bowl Live Auction event,” Hunt Auctions President David Hunt comments. “This particular venue has become the most anticipated football related auction of the year, with this year’s offering rating as the finest to date. We applaud the charitable work that NFL Auction conducts and are humbled to be a small part of that work.”
2014 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers game worn jersey (Est. $15,000-$20,000)
2014 J.J. Watt Houston Texans game worn jersey (Est. $7,500-$10,000)
2014 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints game worn jersey (Est. $4,000-$8,000)
2013 Super Bowl Opening Kickoff football (New York) (Est. $1,000-$3,000)
Additionally, arare personal collection of vintage professional football apparel and items was found in Pittsburgh, PA and will debut at this year’s auction. The collection is that of Mike Cupon, nicknamed “Iron Mike”, who came to the United States from Croatia and settled in the Pittsburgh area. Cupon became employed as the visiting team clubhouse manager for Forbes Field and later, Three Rivers Stadium from the 1950s through the 1980s. During this period, he met legendary athletes including Jim Brown, Roberto Clemente, Jack Lambert and Terry Bradshaw and began to acquire a hefty personal collection.
Jim Brown Cleveland Browns professional model road jersey c. 1961-63 (Est. $50,000-$75,000)
Ernie Stautner Pittsburgh Steelers professional model home jersey c. 1950s (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Divisional Playoff “Immaculate Reception” game ball (Est. $2,000-$4,000)
Numerous NFL professional model game jerseys c.1950-60s (Est. $1,000-$5,000 each)
These above mentioned collections will be joined by numerous private consignment pieces from across the country including current NFL classics such as a 2013 Peyton Manning Denver Broncos game worn jersey and vintage classics like Fredrick “Fritz” Pollard, who served as the NFL’s first African American head coach, autographed photograph. All items will be available for view during the Exhibition Preview starting January 24th through game day, February 1st. Visitors to Phoenix are also encouraged to bring their national sports collectables by for complimentary expert appraisal at Phoenix’s Convention Center during that time period.
Bidders can mark their calendars for the live auction bidding to begin at 12:00 MST on Saturday, January 31st. Bids can be made in person, via phone, or live online powered by Invaluable during the sale itself. More information on how to bid is available at www.HuntAuctions.com.