Tuesday, November 13, 2012
It is interesting to see the unsigned items that went higher than you would think. A book with a signature about $250 – but make it about the Longhorns and it went for $650, programs from games he coached even higher… A couple of odd desk items that were expected to go for 100-200 went for prices like $1700 or $2250! If it had a longhorn, his initials, or was burnt orange – the price went up! I would love to do a spreadsheet categorizing the items that went for so much more than expected.
Here is a short run-down of the things that were eyebrow raising!
Signed program from 1973 (100-200=$650)
Duh... it has a longhorn on it and was probably worn by Darrel Royal!!! (100-200=$1300)
Initialed Bottle Box - the box is sweet (100-200=$1700)
What I wanted – was thinking I could spend $200 on this since it was his… even though it was so faded! (100-200=$550)
It's burnt orange, has a longhorn on it and they used it! (400-600=$950)
Holy Shit – my glasses aren’t worth this much... (100-200=$350)
Hello... wooden Hook'em with his name on it! (100-200=$2250)
Not signed, Edith's personal copy.... maybe she bought it back. (600-800=$1800)
Unsigned 1963 Program - although this was the auction catalog cover (100-200=$800)
Signed 1957 and 1958 Programs (100-200=$1300)
Signed 1949 Sugar Bowl Program - his last game playing fro Oklahoma (600-800=$2000)
Signed 1958 Sugar Bowl Program (300-500=$550)
Amazing Original Cartoon (400-600=$3500)
Texas Flag from Moon - very faded, he obviously had these in his office and ENJOYED them! Duke wrote about trying to make a Hook'em in the photo with his gloved hand. (15,000-25,000=$17,000)
The audio recording of the party with Charlie Duke and Willie talking about what it would be like to be on the moon. I so want to hear this – hope the buyer makes it public! (60-150=$425)
Apollo 12 moon flag - signed by Conrad, Gordon, and Bean (10,000-15,000=$15,000)
Apollo 8 Moon Flag - signed by Borman, Lovell, and Anders. What a steal! (10,000-15,000=$6500)
Autographed pages by several SWC greats intended to be in first 250 books of a book that never got printed - neat lot! (100-200=$275)
What the Hell? Other rings only went for $15,000 or so. Oh, 2005 National Championship Ring... it's not a typo! (1000-5000=$105,000)
Brick from 2006 DKR Stadium Renovation (100-200=$750)
Texas Football Magazine also signed by James Street (150-250=$700)
The auction website - browse through - it's fun!
Neat article about Auction - with photos.