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Description: Historic and Important 1996 Brett Favre Jim Thorpe Trophy as MVP of the National Football League. Striking display piece stands a full 32" tall with a fine 18" bronze casting of Jim Thorpe at top. This is supported on a marble and mahogany wood pedestal base which has a pair of placards affixed at front reading, "1996 Jim Thorpe Trophy Presented to the Most Valuable Player of the National Football League" and "Brett Favre Green Bay Packers." The trophy presents in spectacular original condition with no mentionable wear. The Green Bay Packers entered the 1996 season with high expectations following a 1995 season in which they advanced to the NFC Championship Game behind Brett Favre's first MVP season only to lose to the Dallas Cowboys. They would not be denied however in 1996. Behind a ferocious defensive unit led by Reggie White and another MVP season by Favre the Packers soared to a 13-3 record (their best in 30 years) and swept through the playoffs to reach the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. Brett Favre rose to the occasion and elevated his play for the Super Bowl throwing for 246 yards and 2 touchdown passes including a record setting 81 yard bomb. Favre's statistics for the 1996 season were truly superlative: 3,899 Passing Yards, 39 Touchdowns, 13 Interceptions, and a career high 95.8 QB rating. To date, Favre's string of three consecutive AP Most Valuable Player Awards is unmatched by any other player dating to the inception of the award in 1957. This feat is even more impressive when considering the caliber of play during the 1990s era coupled with obvious un-related ancillary factors such as risk of injury. In every sense of the literary definition this offering is truly unique with the particular example being the first of its type to have been offered at public auction. Furthermore, special mention must be noted to Brett Favre's undisputed legacy as one of the greatest players in NFL history. This unique combination of scarcity, significance of award, and provenance to an iconic Hall of Fame NFL player place this item as arguably one of the finest football related awards to have been offered at public auction. Spectacular opportunity of collecting, investment, and historical relevance. Includes letter of provenance from Brett Favre: NM
Estimated Price Range: ($100,000-$200,000)
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