From a 1960s Jim Brown jersey to a football signed by Beyonce’, the 2015 Super Bowl Auction encompasses a little of everything that keeps the nation’s interest focused on football. There’s even a signed Tom Brady jersey that was not deflated in any way, shape or form.
The live auction will take place Saturday January 31 in Phoenix and includes nearly 550 lots of rare and iconic football memorabilia. Bidders can view the full collection on Invaluable.com and bid online in real-time during the live auction.
The auction, which features NFL superstar Randall Cunningham’s personal assemblage of football memorabilia as the flagship collection, includes iconic items from his career as well as many other football collectibles.
The collection of Mike Cupon, nicknamed “Iron Mike”, who was employed as the visiting team clubhouse manager for Forbes Field and later, Three Rivers Stadium from the 1950s through the 1980s, is up for grabs. 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. The 1961-63 era Cleveland jersey with Brown’s familiar number 32 on the back, front and sleeves, has surpassed $21,000 in online bidding.
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 as part of the Super Bowl auction. Game-used jerseys, cleats, footballs, and recent Super Bowl memorabilia are on the block. Proceeds from items consigned via the league including game-worn jerseys from Aaron Rodgers, J.J. Watt and Drew Brees, 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.
David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions, visited with Wall Street Journal Moneybeat this week and showed off some of the items in the catalog.
Hunt also appeared on ESPN’s Mint Condition this week to talk about the auction.