More than 450 lots of memorabilia from the collection of a former Alabama Crimson Tide and Oakland Raiders great are headed into collectors’ hands soon as they are now on the auction block.
Trophies, game-used memorabilia and more from the collection of Ken Stabler, who will be posthumously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6, are up for grabs after his family decided to part with them. “Snake” died in July 2015 after a brief battle with colon cancer.
“In honoring Ken Stabler’s requests, his family has chosen to make items from his personal career collection available to the fans of Mr. Stabler’s career through Pristine Auction,” read a release from the Phoenix-based company. “It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … to obtain a piece of sports memorabilia owned by legendary Oakland Raiders quarterback and 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ken Stabler.”
Trophies and other awards make up a good part of the high-end pieces with his Alabama varsity letter, his NFLPA 1974 MVP Award, his Bert Bell MVP award, game balls and even a game-used helmet among them.
Stabler was an available signer since his retirement with through-the-mail autograph requests often answered, plenty of signing on the Alabama campus when he was a broadcaster and a web store that sold signed memorabilia. A number of newer pieces signed by the Hall of Famer also are available in the auction as are some unusual pieces like a wedding album and a collection of music tapes from his personal collection.
A small selection of the items can be seen in the gallery below, while everything can be seen here. The auction will run until Aug. 14 and some of the pieces will be on display at the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.
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