The 2023 Sports Legacy Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/10/2023
Up for auction is an incredibly rare and highly sought-after piece of NFL history – a game-worn Detroit Lions helmet worn by legendary running back Barry Sanders. What makes this helmet even more special is that it was gifted by Sanders to his long-time rival and friend, Emmitt Smith.

This helmet shows tremendous wear and evidence of being worn over multiple seasons, with face clips dating back to 1989 and a reconditioning sticker indicating use prior to the 1991 season and then the 1992 Pro Bowl that followed. Our expert opinion is that the helmet was worn by Sanders on several occasions over multiple seasons, as the internal padding photo matches to the 1990 NFL season, the helmet displays the 1991 Mike Utley decal on the rear, and the helmet photo matches to the 1992 Pro Bowl.

In addition to the letter of authenticity from Emmitt Smith's prova group, this helmet also comes with a photo match LOA from Sports Investors and a James Spence authentication LOA for the autograph and inscription. This is an incredibly rare opportunity to own a piece of NFL history that was worn by one of the greatest running backs of all time and gifted to his long-time friend and rival.

Don't miss your chance to own this unique and highly coveted item. Bid now and add this game-worn Barry Sanders Detroit Lions helmet to your collection!

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Minimum Bid: $27,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $33,000.00
Number Bids:1
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