Items from Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett’s personal collection will be included in the Super Bowl 50 Live Auction in San Francisco. The live auction of the material will take place on Saturday, February 6. 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.
Dorsett first rose to fame while at the University of Pittsburgh, where he won the Heisman Trophy. He was then a first round draft choice of the Cowboys in 1977, becoming the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Dorsett is arguably one of the top running backs in NFL history. His status as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame further solidifies his place in NFL history.
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 many others.
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl I look forward to sharing some of my treasured memorabilia with many of my fans,” he said. “These items represent many of the greatest moments of my career and what better way to share them with my fans than on the biggest stage in football. I have kept many things in my collection for my family and I to enjoy but am very happy to be offering these pieces to my loyal Dallas Cowboys fans along with supporting a charity dear to my heart, Minnie’s Food Pantry.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Tony Dorsett on the offering of his personal collection at this year’s Super Bowl 50 Live Auction,” said David Hunt of Hunt Auctions,which conducts the annual sale in conjunction with NFL Auctions. “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.”
Hundreds of NFL items from nearly every team within the league will be offered in the auction, held annually on the day before the Super Bowl. Also up for grabs will be items from the personal collection of Hall of Fame member Gale Sayers.
Game-used jerseys, cleats, footballs, and recent Super Bowl memorabilia are among the items that will be sold. Proceeds from authenticated game-worn and game-used items benefit the NFL’s charity partners including NFL Play 60, the movement towards a more active youth community, and the NFL’s American Cancer Society collaboration to help fight breast cancer.
Bids can be made in person, via phone, or live online during the sale itself. More information and how to bid is available at www.HuntAuctions.com.