Current Live Auction
2016 Super Bowl 50 Live AuctionSession One: Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:00pm PST
Session Two: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 12:00pm PST
Online Pre-Bidding for Both Sessions Will End At 2:00pm PST on Friday, February 5th, 2016
Online Only Lots Begin at Lot 935 And Will Stay Open For Bidding Through Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 10pmET
Location: Moscone Center
Welcome to the online catalogue for the Super Bowl 50 Live Auction as presented by NFL Auction and Hunt Auctions. This exclusive auction event features 934 live auction lots of modern and historical memorabilia. Lots will be sold LIVE in San Francisco during Super Bowl 50 events over the course of two days beginning on Friday, February 5th at 5:00pm PST with the Duke Hott Collection. Session Two will commence on Saturday, February 6th at 12:00pm PST. Both sessions will take place at the NFL Experience held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Both live interactive online bidding and live telephone bidding services are also available. The auctioneer generally sells 100 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue listing. Online absentee pre-bidding will close on Friday, February 5th at 2pm PST. There will also be an online only portion of the auction that will take place through Monday, February 8th, 2016 closing at 10pm ET
The Live Auction is open for online pre-bidding until Friday, February 5th at 2pm PST. 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 Thursday, February 4th at 5:00pm ET. Please review the Bidding Instructions for a full explanation of the bidding procedures.
Interactive Online Bidding is being offered and is available to all registered Hunt Auctions bidders. This exciting new 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.
Session One: The Duke Hott Collection
Lots 1-348 are from the collection of Duke Hott. Duke Hott's name is held with great regard within the sports memorabilia field. His collecting passion began in 1970 along with other pioneers in the field of sports memorabilia including his peer and friend Barry Halper. Following service in the Army Duke enjoyed a brief career with professional baseball before embarking on a successful 25 year tenure in the corporate world. For over 45 years Hott scoured the country in pursuit of countless football related treasures, among other items. His travels and notoriety within the hobby afforded him the opportunity to become acquainted with, and friends with, many of the great sports figures of the time to include Johnny Unitas, Brooks Robinson, Bert Sugar, Mike Tyson, and Red Grange to name a few. His personal mantra to "Collect and buy only what you like" held true throughout his collecting life and went against the grain of many early hobbyists who simply pursued potential value increase.
Session Two: NFL Auction
Lot numbers 349-441 and 762-813 are 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 the proceeds of which will benefit so many notable nonprofit organizations. 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 $10 million to a variety of nonprofit organizations. NFL Auction donates 100% of its net proceeds to support NFL and team charities. For more information, please visit nfl.com/auction.
Gale Sayers Collection
Lot numbers 478-533 originate from the personal collection of Gale Sayers. Few names within the history of the game of football evoke more regard for ability and integrity than that of legendary Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers.His career flourished with the Chicago Bears including a historic rookie season in 1965 being selected unanimously as the Rookie of the Year. Gale Sayers' NFL career with the Chicago Bears was limited to the period of 1965-1971 due to several serious knee injuries. Despite his brief tenure Sayers became the youngest player elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 and was also selected as a member of the NFL 50th and 75th All-Time teams. Gale Sayers legacy, however, is equally notable for his community work and philanthropic pursuits. Sayers' friendship and support of his dear friend Brian Piccolo during his battle with cancer was a seminal moment of the era in which racial tensions were at an alarming state within the country. Gale, along with his wife Ardie, have been lauded by the Chicago region and nationally for their tireless work to support worthy causes such as the Gale Sayers Foundation whose mission is dedicated to supporting underserved schools in Chicago who are utilizing innovative and technology-based learning methods to better prepare students for college and/or careers. It is our privilege and honor to represent such a legendary football player and highly respected person such as Gale Sayers to which we look forward to sharing this special opportunity with his many fans.
Tony Dorsett Collection
The following lot numbers 605-694 originate from the personal collection of Tony Dorsett. Dorsett forced the University of Pittsburgh into the national football spotlight during his electrifying collegiate career (1973-76) in which Tony was awarded with virtually every possible accolade: 3X All-American, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, UPI Player of the Year, SN Player of the Year, Heisman Trophy award (1976), and National Championship (1976). Highly touted by a number of NFL teams, the Dallas Cowboys undertook a bold trade with the Seattle Seahawks to move up and acquire Dorsett with the second pick in the draft. The rest is history as Tony Dorsett proved to be the missing piece to the already powerful Cowboys offense leading them to a Super Bowl victory in 1977. His incredible NFL career statistics place him securely among the very elite in the history of the game including 1977 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, 4X Pro Bowl selectee, Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor inductee, and Pro Football Hall of Fame (1994). Tony Dorsett's commitment to his community and charitable entities has been equally consistent with his exceptional football talent throughout his career. One such relationship is his alliance with Texas based Minnie's Food Pantry which provides food assistance to children and families in need in the Collin County community. We are very happy to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the items within the Dorsett Collection will be donated to Minnie's Food Pantry as well as NFL Auction related charities.