Bidding has begun on the hundreds of lots scheduled to be sold at this year’s Super Bowl XLIV auction.
Hunt Auctions is again partnering with NFL Auction and NFL PLAYERS to produce The Super Bowl XLIV Live Auction in Miami.
The event will feature more than 280 football related items from both past and present stars ranging from Sammy Baugh to Brett Favre.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit charities designated by the NFL, NFL PLAYERS and participating NFL teams.
Highlighted items of this year’s auction include a Joe Namath New York Jets game-worn jersey from the 1970-73 era. The estimated value on the jersey is $20,000-$30,000. Online bidding is already underway with the current high bid as of Sunday night at nearly $21,000.
A game-worn Brett Favre Jets jersey from the 2008 season had topped $9900 and a Mark Sanchez rookie year jersey from a September game stood at over $9000 against a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-3,000.
Also being sold are:
– Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins professional model jersey dating from the 1940s ($20,000-$30,000 estimate).
– Norm Van Brocklin 1949 College All-Stars game-worn uniform and helmet ($10,000-$15,000)
· Kurt Warner Arizona Cardinals game-worn autographed jersey ($2,000-$3,000)
· 2009 AFC & NFC Championship Game kickoff footballs ($1,500-$2,500 each)
· 1972 Miami Dolphins team-signed football ($1,000-$1,500)
“Hunt Auctions is thrilled to be working with NFL Auction and NFL PLAYERS to bring both vintage and modern collectibles to the fan market,” said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions. “The Super Bowl is a terrific place to connect with passionate fans, and we are pleased to be taking part in this exciting auction event once again.”
Super Bowl XLIV Live Auction events will kickoff with a Preview Exhibition at Super Bowl Fan Zone at South Beach as part of the fan attractions. All 280+ live auction items will be on display for visitors of the Super Bowl Fan Zone from 10AM-6PM on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 4 and 5, and will wrap up on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. -11 p.m. Admission to the preview is free.
In addition, Hunt Auctions will run a complimentary appraisal fair for fans who want to learn more about their own sports collectibles. A limited number of items will be accepted on consignment for the auction.
On Sunday, Feb. 7,the action turns to The Hard Rock Café (401 Biscayne Blvd. R-200 at Bayside Marketplace, Miami, FL 33132) where the live auction opens for public bidding at 1 p.m. Bids can either be made in person at the Hard Rock Café on Sunday, via telephone at 610-524-0822, or online at www.HuntAuctions.com up until Saturday, Feb. 6 at 5 p.m.. More information and photos of all the items being auctioned can also be found at www.HuntAuctions.com.
“The NFL is proud to provide a compelling auction experience for our fans,” said Pete Quaglierini, NFL manager of NFL Auction. “Our fans have continually shown their support each year and we are happy to give them the opportunity to own merchandise from their favorite stars, all while helping out worthwhile charities.”