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Replica Super Bowl XLII Trophy Signed by Eli Manning (Super Bowl MVP)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,175
This replica trophy, which is a smaller version of the official Super Bowl Trophy presented to the winning team, was issued in 2008 and commemorates the New York Giants stunning upset of the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Giants quarterback Eli Manning has inscribed the front of the black base in silver paint pen (grading "10"), "Eli Manning SB XLII MVP." The center of the metal stanchion features the engraved logo of the NFL, above which is engraved "Vince Lombardi Trophy." Engraved below the NFL logo are the details of the game: "Super Bowl XLII - AFC vs. NFC - Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona - February 3, 2008 - New York Giants 17 - New England Patriots 14.” This trophy has the presence of an extraordinary work of art, and is an exceptional display piece that was obviously produced at great expense. We suspect these were distributed in extremely small numbers (perhaps as gifts from the team to dignitaries or created for sale as a special keepsake of the season) as we have seen only a small number of similar examples (commemorating a number of different Super Bowls). The trophy displays minor wear along the black base, including a tiny chip, and is otherwise in Near Mint condition. Height: 18 inches. Weight: 8.5 pounds. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+
SOLD FOR $1,175
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