The personal collections of NFL Football Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Gale Sayers will headline the Super Bowl 50 Auction in San Francisco next month. The live auction runs over two days from Friday, February 5th through Saturday February 6th where fans will have the ability to peruse both collections along with close to 500 additional football pieces available.
A portion of all proceeds from the Sayers Collection items will benefit the Gale Sayers Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is dedicated to supporting deserved schools in Chicago who are utilizing innovative and technology-based learning methods to better prepare students for college and/or careers. The Sayers Collection includes:
- 1966 NFL Rushing Championship trophy (Est. $25,000-$50,000)
- 1970 Byron ‘Whizzer” White NFL Man of the Year Award (Est. $15,000-$25,000)
- 1965 College All-Stars sweater (Est. $5,000-$7,500)
- 1966 Chicago Bears single game rushing record ball (Est. $3,000-$5,000)
- NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team Trophy: Running Back (Est. $10,000- $20,000)
- Gale Sayers original painting by William Barringer (Est. $3,000-$5,000)
“Gale Sayers serves as model of excellence for both the way he played the game and for the exemplary integrity with which he lived his life. We are honored to be involved with this historic offering.” Said David Hunt, President of Hunt Auctions.
Dorsett’s collection includes dozens of items from his illustrious football career including 1977 UPI Rookie of the Year trophy, NFC Pro Bowl game worn jersey, Presentational game balls, All-American presentational award, and others.
Dorsett Collection Highlights:
1977 UPI “NFC Rookie of the Year” Award (Est. $20,000-$40,000)
Collection of Tony Dorsett’s Dallas Cowboys “Game Footballs” (Est. $10,000-$30,000)
Tony Dorsett NFC Pro Bowl game worn jersey c. 1980-83 (Est. $2,000-$4,000)
1975 Tony Dorsett Kodak All-American presentational certificate (Est. $2000- $4000)
“Tony is revered as one of the greatest players in NFL history so it is only fitting to present his items at football’s greatest event to benefit several worthy charitable causes,” Hunt stated.
A portion of the proceeds from the Dorsett Collection will go to Texas based Minnie’s Food Pantry, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides food assistance to children and families in need in the Collin County community.
In addition to Sayers and Dorsett’s collection, Hunt Auctions is partnering with NFL Auction for the 8th consecutive year and in celebration of Super Bowl 50 to auction hundreds of NFL items from nearly every team within the league to include game-used jerseys, cleats, footballs, and recent Super Bowl memorabilia. Proceeds benefit the NFL’s charity partners including NFL Play 60 and the NFL’s American Cancer Society collaboration to help fight breast cancer.
NFL Auction Highlight Items:
2015 Peyton Manning Denver Broncos game worn jersey (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
2015 J.J.Watt Houston Texans game worn jersey (Est. $10,00-$15,000)
2015 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints game worn jersey (Est. $5,000-$10,000)
Super Bowl XLIX Kickoff Football and Flip Coin (Est. $3,000-$5,000)
Other Auction Highlights:
2007 New York Giants Super Bowl XLII pendant by Tiffany & Co. (Est. $5,000-$7,500)
1994 Joe Montana Kansas City Chiefs game worn jersey (Est. $5,000-$10,000)
1993 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers game worn jersey (Est. $7,500-$10,000)
Paul “Bear” Bryant personal sport coat and suit pants c.1972 (Est. $3,000-$5,000)
These above mentioned collections will be joined by numerous private consignment pieces from across the country with over 750 total items available for view during the Exhibition Preview running from Saturday January 30 th through Saturday February.
“We are honored to continue our relationship with NFL Auction with our annual Super Bowl Live Auction event,” Hunt said. “This venue is sure to be memorable as personal items from two Hall of Famers are up for auction at what is the biggest stage in football history. We applaud the charitable work that NFL Auction conducts and are humbled to be a small part of that work.”
Visitors to San Francisco are also encouraged to bring their national sports memorabilia to the Hunt Auctions display for complimentary expert appraisal at the Moscone Center during that time period.
The live auction of the material will take place at NFL Experience Friday, February 5th at 5:00pm PST, and Saturday, February 6th at 12:00pm PST. Bids can be made in person, via phone, or live online during the sale itself. More information or to place bids go to www.HuntAuctions.com.