The Feb. 11 auction will also feature memorabilia from Hall of Famer Gino Marchetti and dozens of current and past NFL stars.
Payton, one of the NFL’s greatest running backs, rushed for more than 16,000 yards and was a leader of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl team. The annual Walter Payton Man of the Year Award was named after the 1993 Hall of Famer following his passing in 1999.
Part of the proceeds from the Super Bowl Auction will go to the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation and other charities started by the Payton family, including the Walter Payton Cancer Fund.
“It has been 35 years since my husband Walter left the playing field completing one of most distinguished careers in the history of the NFL,” Payton’s widow, Connie Payton, said. “There are many items which we continue to cherish along with the countless memories from Walter which we hold dear with our family. We have decided to share a portion of the memorabilia from his career with the fans who passionately supported him during his time playing in the NFL.
“Walter’s legacy on the field and philanthropic efforts off of the field continue to provide a guiding light for our family. We are proud to offer these items and even more pleased that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation, Jarrett Payton Foundation and NFL Auction charities.”
“Each year, the Super Bowl Live Auction draws interest from bidders in this country and abroad,” Hunt Auctions President David Hunt said. “It is a succinct honor to have been afforded the privilege to include materials from the personal collection of Walter Payton within this year’s auction event. Walter is universally regarded as one of the finest players in the history of the league and quite possibly is held in even higher regard for his service to others off the football field. We are always pleased to present this highly anticipated event, which annually generates an impressive related donation to the wonderful charities of the NFL Auction program.”
Highlights from the Walter Payton Collection include:
• A trio of Walter Payton 10/7/1984 All-Time Rushing Mark Presentational Footballs (Estimated Value: $7,500-$15,000 each)
• 1985 Walter Payton Offensive Player of the Year Award (Est: $5,000-$10,000)
• 1977 Walter Payton Pro Bowl award (Est: $2,000-$4,000)
• 1994 Walter Payton Chicago Bears Throwback jersey (Est: $2,000-$4,000)
• 1985 Walter Payton NFL Player of the Year Trophy (Est: $4,000-$6,000)
• Collection of (25+) Walter Payton Chicago Bears Presentational Game footballs (Est: $1,000-$5,000 each)
Marchetti was a key member of the Baltimore Colts dynasty from the 1950s and ’60s and played a key role in the Colts’ 1958-59 NFL championships. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972 and named one of the NFL 100 Greatest Players.
Highlights from the Marchetti Collection include:
• A rare Gino Marchetti Baltmore Colts professional model jersey c.1950s (Est: $15,000-$25,000)
• Gino Marchetti 1970 Baltimore Colts Super Bowl V ring (Est: $15,000-$25,000)
• Gino Marchetti Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction ring (Est: $10,000-$20,000)
• Gino Marchetti 1959 Baltimore Colts NFL Championship Rolex wristwatch (Est: $10,000-$15,000)
• Gino Marchetti Pro Football Hall of Fame autographed helmet (55 Players) (Est: $4,000-$6,000)
The auction also includes items from the Fred Gehrke Collection. Gehrke was a running back who played for the Browns, Rams, 49ers and Chicago Cardinals, but was best known for contributing to several NFL innovations, including the face mask and sideline kicker’s net, and for designing the iconic Rams logo that appears on the team’s helmets.
Highlights from the Gehrke Collection include:
• Los Angeles Rams professional model football helmet c.1947: Gehrke hand painted prototype (Estimate Upon Request)
• Fred Gehrke 1945 Los Angeles Rams NFL Championship ring (Est: $4,000-$6,000)
• Spalding Double Crown Head Harness football helmet c.1900 (Est: $1,000-$3,000)
NFL Auction items include:
• 2019 Cooper Kupp L.A. Rams game-used jersey (Est: $5,000-$10,000)
• 2019 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs game-used jersey (Est: $5,000-$10,000)
• 2019 Austin Ekeler Los Angeles Chargers game-used (Est: $1,500-$3,000)
• 2017 Marshawn Lynch Oakland Raiders game-used jersey (Est: $2,000-$4,000)
• Super Bowl LII game-used football (Est: $4,000-$6,000)
• Lawrence Taylor New York Giants professional model helmet c. 1989-90 (Est: $15,000-$20,000)
• 9/11/2011 J.J. Watt Houston Texans 1st career game-used jersey (Est: $20,000-$40,000)
• 2020 Justin Herbert Los Angeles Chargers game-worn jersey (Est. $40,000-$60,000)
• 2013 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII ring (Est: $25,000-$50,000)
• Joe Namath autographed New York Jets professional model helmet c.1967-68 (Est: $50,000-$100,000)
• 1995 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins professional model jersey (Est: $10,000-$20,000)
• 1966-67 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl I Champions team autographed football (Est: $7,500-$15,000)
• Rare Philadelphia Eagles Store Promotional nodder c.1960s (Est: $10,000-$20,000)
• Four Horseman of Notre Dame autographed photograph c.1920s (Est: $5,000-$7,500)
Live auction items will be available for preview at the Super Bowl Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center from Feb. 4-11. For tickets and additional information, https://www.nfl.com/super-bowl/event-info/super-bowl-experience/pcc.