Things must not be going very well for Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.
Despite making umpteen millions of dollars during his career, Favre has consigned many of his cherished trophies and other mementos to the Hunt Auctions Super Bowl LI Live Auction (huntauctions.com), which concludes on Feb. 4.
Among the dozens of items up for sale are Favre’s 1996 Jim Thorpe Trophy as MVP of the NFL (estimated price range $100,000-$200,000), his 1996 NFL Player of the Year trophy ($30,000-$50,000) and his presentational game ball from Super Bowl XXXI ($20,000-$40,000).
My personal favorite is lot number 596 – the Brett Favre Experience – which is valued as “Priceless.”
The lot is described this way: “Package will include: Brett Favre’s Custom Project One Madone bike the he rode in MACC Fund race (*bike details available online). Meet and Greet with Brett and Deanna Favre in Hattiesburg, MS at time/date/location to be mutually determined in 2017. Airfare and hotel for 2 people (precise destination airport TBD). (1) Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings or New York Jets replica jersey to be signed and inscribed by Brett as desired. Photo op with Brett and Deanna Favre. 100% of the net proceeds will go to the Favre 4 Hope Foundation.”
Whereas all the proceeds from that lot will benefit a charity, only a “portion” of the proceeds from the other lots in the sale will be donated to charity, according to the Hunt Auctions website.
Trivia Time – Bob Ferguson was the leading rusher on Ohio State’s 1961 undefeated football team.
This week’s question – Who did Brett Favre replace as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in 1992?