Emmitt Smith may have ended his NFL playing days way back in 2004, but he won’t be forgotten, considering the stats he put up and the championships he won.
He’s still the NFL’s all-time rushing leader with 18,355 yards. And he’s still a magnet in the collectibles market — and also a participant, as these recent examples reveal.
• An autographed game-used Smith Reebok jersey from 2002 sold for $10,175 on 21 bids.
• An autographed game-used football from Nov. 28, 2002 fetched $7,830 on 27 bids. It’s noteworthy because it comes from the game in which Smith surpassed 17,000 career rushing yards.
• An autographed game-used football carried by Smith for a touchdown on Oct. 13, 1996 brought $6,589 on 63 bids. The ball comes from a game in which Smith, playing for the Cowboys in a win over the Cardinals, scored his 101st career TD.
The provenance for these items was airtight. Why? Because the seller was Smith himself, via listings on eBay’s Notable Live page. These and multiple other Smith-owned pieces of memorabilia sold on eBay during the NFL season per a partnership with the Prova Group. Smith’s seller ID was “notable_live,” and the listings carried personal descriptions of the items.
A majority of the proceeds from Smith’s auctions were earmarked for the Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities. The organization provides support to underserved children with a focus on leadership development, school readiness and college scholarships. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SmithCharities/.
Smith has numerous other items for sale on his Notable Live page on eBay.
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