Welcome to the online catalogue for the Super Bowl LI Live Auction. This exclusive live auction features 596 live auction lots of historical memorabilia and 150 lots to be sold online only. Lots 1-596 will be sold LIVE and in person beginning at 11:00am CT on Saturday, February 4th at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The auctioneer generally sells 100 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue. Online pre-bidding will close on Friday, February 3rd at 9pm CT.
Online Only Items: Lots 597-End will be sold exclusively online with bidding closing on Monday, February 6th. Initial Bidding Ends at 10pm ET With Bidding Continuing For 20 Minute Intervals.
The Live Auction is open for online pre-bidding until Friday, February 3rd at 9pm CT. High Bids & Ceiling Bids placed during the pre-bidding period will be executed competitively during the Live Auction. Additional arrangements for phone & absentee bidding are being accepted at 610.524.0822 or firstname.lastname@example.org until Wednesday, February 1st at 5:00pm ET. Please review the Bidding Instructions for a full explanation of the bidding procedures.
Interactive Online Bidding will be available to all registered Hunt Auctions bidders. This bidding platform will provide Hunt Auctions bidders the ability to participate with real time interactive online bidding during the live auction. The interactive bidding will be powered by Invaluable and may be accessed via a link that will be available closer to the date of the auction. Bidders must have a valid Hunt Auctions username and current email address to bid interactively online during the auction. Please note, unless you have already received premiere bidding status and plan to bid live online for item(s) $5,000 or higher, you will need to be preapproved as such.
Introducing the Brett Favre Collection
It is an honor and a privilege to present this incredible selection of
materials, which originate from the personal collection of Brett Favre.
Few athletes in the storied history of the National Football League have enjoyed more success or garnered the high level of regard among their peers than Brett Favre. Brett’s combination of skill, talent, perseverance, and shear endurance are unequalled in the nearly 100 year history of the League.
By any reasonable measure, it is difficult to comprehend Mr. Favre’s career statistics: 302 Games Played; 6,300 Completions in 10,169 Attempts; 71,838 Yards; 508 Touchdowns; 11 Time Pro Bowl Selection; 3 Time MVP Award Winner; NFL1990s All Decade Team; Green Bay Packers Retired #4; Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016.
The adversity that Favre played through during his career coupled with his accomplishments clearly place him among the greatest players in the history of the NFL. Equally impressive are the various philanthropic endeavors Mr. Favre and his wife Deanna have been involved with during his career, most notably through the work of Favre 4 Hope. I am very pleased to pronounce that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the items within the Favre Collection will benefit several philanthropic entities including Favre 4 Hope.
With that we would like to wish all of Brett’s fans the very best of luck in their bidding and sincere thank you for their participation in this incredible offering to which we are very pleased to present.
Lots 1-46 and 367-451 originate directly from NFL Auction. These specific pieces are accompanied by certification from the NFL and are noted as such within each applicable auction item description. This particular grouping is one of the finest of its type to have been offered at public auction and we are particularly proud to present such a superb selection of materials. NFL Auction is the official auction site of the National Football League and the only place to bid on guaranteed and authentic signed, game-used items and unique NFL experiences. Over the past five years NFL Auction has donated more than $5 million to NFL and team charities and nonprofits. The NFL does not retain any profits generated by the sale of products on the NFL Auction platform. For more information, please visit nfl.com/auction.
NFL Pro Bowl
Lots 4-25 represent a selection of pieces from the annual NFL Pro Bowl.
Each season the NFL reserves the honor of recognizing its top performing players of the season with selection to the Pro Bowl. The offered pieces originate directly through the NFL Auction program bringing you, fans of the game, premier items directly from the very best players in the NFL today. Each item has been fully authenticated and certified by PSA/DNA.
In an effort to promote the game of football worldwide, the NFL has annually held
“International Series” games in London, England since 2007. Offered in this section
(lots 26-29) are jerseys worn during the 2015 and 2016 International Series games. The
offered jerseys were worn during that International Series games and originate directly
from the NFL.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Lots 30-46 and 382-412 benefit the American Cancer Society. Through the start of the 2016 season, the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign has raised approximately $15 million for the American Cancer Society, with the majority of the contribution coming from the sale of Pink items at retail and via the NFL Auction website. Beginning in
2011, money raised via the campaign supports the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program. This program promotes health equity and addresses cancer screening disparities through community based cancer prevention and early detection programs that increase access to cancer screenings. From 2007 through the start of the 2016 season, CHANGE grant recipients have provided more than 120,000 screenings and nearly 260,000 women have received education on the benefits and importance of cancer screenings. For more information, please visit nfl.com/pink
Salute to Service
Lots 413-451 support the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign. Supporting the military is part of the fabric of the NFL. This support takes place both at home and abroad, with NFL players and coaches traveling overseas to salute the troops, as well as with team recognition of our servicemen and women through the Salute to
Service campaign. Each year – and most visibly during Salute to Service games – all NFL teams honor those who serve or have served our country through ceremonies in-stadium and in the community. For every point scored during the NFL’s Salute to Service games, the league donates $1,000 to its three core non-profit partners – USO, Wounded Warrior Project and Pat Tillman Foundation. For more information, please visit nfl.com/salute
Personal Collection of Buffalo Bills Broadcaster Van Miller
Lots 78-105 originate from the personal collection of legendary
Buffalo Bills broadcaster Van Miller. Miller began his career with the Buffalo Bills
since their inception broadcasting their inaugural AFL game against the Boston
Patriots on July 30, 1960. His tenure would last from that 1960 contest through
the 2003 season having only a brief several year hiatus in the 1970s. Beloved as
the voice of the Bills franchise his noted “Fandemonium” play by play call remains
hallowed within the legions of fans that listened to his trademark calls over
the many years of service. At the date of Miller’s retirement in 2003 he was the
longest tenured of any broadcaster in the NFL. Van Miller was inducted into the
Bills Wall of Fame in 2014 and was presented with the prestigious Pete Rozelle
Award by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004. The offered items are being sold
publicly for the first time by the Miller family to which we feel privileged and
honored to share with the collecting market and Bills fans alike.
National Pro Football Hall of Fame
Lots 147-153 have been consigned directly by the National Pro Football Hall of Fame. The grouping includes several outstanding pieces of a very fine quality level, the proceeds of which will benefit the Hall of Fame.
Joseph Carr Collection
Lots 154-171 originate from the personal collection of Joseph Carr. The significance of Mr. Carr’s influence on the history of American Sport cannot be overstated. Beginning in the early part of the 20th century Joseph Carr became involved within organization and executive management of professional sports teams inclusive of football, basketball, and baseball. Most notably, Mr. Carr was one of the founding
figures of the APFA in 1921 which evolved into the National Football League in 1922. Carr was selected as the inaugural president of the fledgling professional football league. His tenure lasted until his passing in 1937 during which time he presided over numerous significant formative decisions inclusive of the specific ban for Collegiate players within the NFL. He held these standards to the strictest enforcement including the extraordinary measure to kick the Acme Packers (Green Bay) out of the league for violation of same. This particular grouping of materials have remained within the Carr family archives until their current offering and have previously been available to the collecting marketplace. Their significance and rarity is of the highest order with particular note to the Carr Trophy and Packers Certification each of which are the lone documented exemplars to have ever been publicly sold. Our sincere and humble appreciation is extended
to the Carr family for allowing us to present these materials within the NFL Auction Super Bowl event and we are hopeful that these cherished items will be enjoyed in the same manner in which the family has preserved them these many years.
Historic Baltimore Colts Materials
Lots 276-286 originate primarily from an exceptional private collection of
historic Baltimore Colts materials. Carefully curated over a period of time by a devoted fan of the great Colts teams of the 1950-70s era the assemblage includes several specimens, which are among the most well sourced in their respective category. This offering represents a superb opportunity to acquire items, which would enhance and upgrade the most advanced of collections with some items noted as the finest surviving exemplars. It is the sincere wish of the current owner that they be enjoyed by the winning bidders as much as he had previously.
Morton Andersen Collection
The following lots 297-312 originate from the personal collection of legendary
NFL kicker Morton Andersen. Andersen’s illustrious NFL career
spanned an incredible 25 years most notably with the New Orleans Saints
and Atlanta Falcons. Andersen holds the NFL records for career games with
382 games played and 2,544 points scored. He earned Pro Bowl honors
seven times and was selected as an NFL All-Decade Team member for the
1980s and 1990s period. This particular grouping originates directly from
the personal collection of Anderson and will include letters of provenance
for each item.
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Preview Exhibition and Free Appraisal Fair
George R. Brown Convention Center
Saturday, January 28th 10am-10pm
Sunday January 29th 10am-8pm
Wednesday, February 1st – Thursday, February 2nd 3pm-10pm
Friday, February 3rd 10am-10pm
Visit www.nfl.com/superbowl/nflexperience to view hours
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 11:00am CT