The football thrown by Brett Favre to stun the Cincinnati Bengals in a last second victory on September 20, 1992, recording Favreâ€™s first game-winning touchdown, will be sold in the upcoming October 18th, 2008 Signature Auction to be held in Dallas, Texas. `Just about every career highlight film featuring Brett Favre begins with this play,` said Chris Ivy, Director of Heritage Auction Galleriesâ€™ Sports Collectibles division (HSC), `Any Green Bay Packers fan has seen it a million times, but the football Favre threw is making its auction debut here at Heritage.`Â
The ball was consigned to auction by former Packers wide receiver Kitrick Taylor, Favreâ€™s target for this historic connection, who saved the ball as a personal keepsake since that improbable comeback victory orchestrated by the untested second-string quarterback.Â Favreâ€™s famous second career touchdown pass (his first came earlier in the same game) was coincidentally Taylorâ€™s first career touchdown reception.Â `After following [Favreâ€™s] career further,` Taylor explained, `I saw what was going to happen, so I started to cherish the ball more, now knowing it is going to be an historic piece of property.`
The football, notated in Taylorâ€™s hand and autographed by Favre himself, is accompanied by an autographed photo of Taylor celebrating in the end zone, the football held aloft in his right hand.Â It is inscribed to the eventual winning bidder, `Hope you enjoy owning this football as much as I enjoyed catching it.`
HSC specializes in rare and collectible sports cards, as well as uniforms, equipment, and related vintage sports memorabilia. Consignments for future Signature Sports Auctions are currently being accepted. Prospective consignors or sellers of quality vintage sports cards and sports memorabilia are encouraged to contact:
Chris Ivy at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1319 or email: Civy@HA.com
Mike Gutierrez at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1183 or email: MikeG@HA.com
Lee Iskowitz at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1601 or email: LeeI@HA.com
Mark Jordan at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1187 or email: MarkJ@HA.comÂ Â
Jonathan Scheier at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1314 or email: JonathanS@HA.comÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â
Stephen Carlisle at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1292 or email: StephenC@HA.comÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Peter Calderon at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1789 or email: PeterC@HA.com
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