Three decades ago, Emmitt Smith made a name for himself in the NFL by achieving a season of greatness that still stands unmatched in the world of professional sports. As the star running back for the Dallas Cowboys, Smith not only won the NFL MVP award but also led his team to a Super Bowl championship, earning himself the coveted Super Bowl MVP honors. These extraordinary achievements have forever etched Smith’s name in the hearts of fans and sports historians. To commemorate this remarkable year, eBay and Notable Live have joined forces to host a special anniversary auction. This auction offers fans and collectors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of sports history.
Opening this Friday, the auction pays tribute to Smith’s illustrious football journey. It spans from his days as a standout athlete at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida, to his record-breaking college career at the University of Florida, and finally, to his legendary tenure with the Dallas Cowboys. Every item in the auction has been carefully chosen to showcase significant moments from Smith’s career, providing fans with the chance to own memorabilia directly linked to some of the most unforgettable moments in NFL history.
Some of the extraordinary items available for bidding include:
– The helmet worn by Smith during his high school football career, highlighting his early potential and love for the game.
– The jersey worn by Smith in his final game at the University of Florida, representing the end of his college dominance and the beginning of his professional legacy.
– The football carried by Smith during Super Bowl XXVIII, leading to his MVP honors and serving as a tangible piece of his Super Bowl success.
– Another touchdown football from Super Bowl XXX, solidifying his status as a Super Bowl legend.
– The game-used football from the moment Smith became the first player in NFL history to surpass 18,000 rushing yards, showcasing his endurance and skill.
– The cleats worn by Smith as he broke Walter Payton’s record for the most 100-yard rushing games, cementing his place in history.
– A game ball from Smith’s remarkable 237-yard game against the Eagles on October 31, 1993, where he set a single-game rushing record for the Cowboys.
– Smith’s uniform from his eighth and final Pro Bowl appearance, celebrating his consistent excellence throughout his career.
– Various awards earned by Smith, highlighting his numerous achievements and contributions to the game.
This auction is not just a celebration of Smith’s 30th anniversary of a seminal year, but also a reflection of his extraordinary journey from a high school sensation to an NFL legend. Over the past few years, Smith has been sharing pieces of his career through auctions. However, this particular event, timed to coincide with Super Bowl LVIII, holds a special significance. It offers fans a comprehensive look at Smith’s remarkable career through memorabilia that can now be owned.
Mike Antonucci, co-founder and CEO of Notable Live, expressed his excitement for the auction, stating, “We are thrilled to celebrate Emmitt’s career milestones by offering one-of-a-kind items to fans, exclusively on eBay.” Smith himself shared his pride in his achievements as a football player and businessman, saying, “I am excited to share my personal collection with my fans through this exclusive event with eBay.”
The auction promises to be a highlight for sports collectors and fans alike, providing a rare opportunity to acquire authentic memorabilia directly from one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. As bidding opens in the Notable Live eBay store, enthusiasts will have the chance to secure their own piece of football history, commemorating the legacy of Emmitt Smith and celebrating the enduring appeal of the sport.