The Super Bowl XLIV Live Auction Coming to the Hard Rock Cafe in Miami

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Hunt Auctions, a sports memorabilia auction company based in Exton, Pa., will again partner with NFL Auction and NFL PLAYERS to produce The Super Bowl XLIV Live Auction in Miami.  The live auction will feature more than 280 football related items from both past and present stars ranging from Joe Namath 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:
·    Joe Namath New York Jets game-worn jersey c.1970-73 (Estimated Value: $20,000-$30,000)
·    Scarce Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins professional model jersey c.1940s ($20,000-$30,000)
·    Norm Van Brocklin 1949 College All-Stars game-worn uniform and helmet ($10,000-$15,000)
·    Brett Favre 2008 New York Jets game-used Captain’s patch jersey ($10,000-$15,000)
·    Mark Sanchez 2009 New York Jets rookie game-worn jersey ($2,000-$3,000)
·    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)
·    Black Eyed Peas autographed 2009 NFL Kickoff Football ($200-$400)

“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.”

“NFL PLAYERS is excited to build upon our partnership with Hunt Auctions,” said Chad Kurz, player marketing manager for NFL PLAYERS. “NFL Auction represents one of the many ways NFL players are making a difference in their local communities, and this platform brings much needed awareness and funds to those efforts.”


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