VT Football Helmet Auction 2018

It's that time of year again!

VT has put up the auction for football helmets. Looks like longer list than previous years. The 3 new lids from the past season have a higher starting bid at $500 (all white lids, difference is in the VT logo: stars and stripes, Hokie stone, and maroon). The orange and maroon lids start at $400.

Hopefully those who win can share pictures of their prizes.

Link:

http://www.hokiesports.com/auction/list.html

Auction is live until March 5.

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...they have #95 in the Maroon.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Here's hoping I win one. Will definitely post a pic of me wearing it as I move into the garage when my wife kicks me out.

I'm always tempted to get one, but I can't justify it.

I've always wanted the classic maroon, maybe this will be the year. Question: have the helmets been cleaned and repaired? I personally don't want to throw a $400+ non-refundable check at a helmet that has part of the VT chipped off, missing paint, and a severely bent facemask (although it may look cool).

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

I wish I knew how to post a picture from phone on here. I'll post instead my tweet from Beamers last year with the helmet. He signed it so it was cleansih. But you could tell it had been game worn.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I'll post instead my tweet from Beavers last year with the helmet.

I heard those had a woody smell to them, which really is a damn shame.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

I will never understand Apple autocorrect.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Based off your autocorrect, whatever you tweet/text/google seems pretty interesting...

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

To answer your question, if you want one that is more "pristine" I'd recommend bidding on a back up or 3rd stringer (especially QB since they don't get touched in practice) since they don't get much game action. If you want one that has a ton of battle scars go for the OL and DL guys.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Good call, thanks for the info. If I decide to pull the trigger, I'll definitely do that.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

My wife got me a Beamer 25 for my birthday and #2 is my favorite number so I can attest that back up QB helmets have very few scuffs...even ones that transfer.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

He is a crime fighting beaver that kept Canada safe. But the mounties hated that he was so loved so they banished him to the states.

I swear to drunk, I'm not God

So you can see some paint scraped off from being worn in the game.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Quite the gift right there. Looks nice. Thanks, hope they're all like that.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Mine had some chips, some coloring from the field on it, if you want a clean one your best bet is to go with a player who didn't play much, also means you are less likely to get into a bidding war with someone

VT '17

I have several of the game worn auction ones. No, they do not clean them. I won a black one that came with mud and grass all over it- lol- can't say its not authentic! They have a couple scratches, etc too- its a game worn football helmet. They take it off the shelf, put some bubble wrap on it and send it to you.

Did you leave the turf on it? I think if mine came that way, I would. Like you said, it doesn't get anymore authentic than that.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

If you didn't clean it, would you mind sharing a picture of it? Would be cool to see (and helpful to those who factor that into deciding whether to bid or not).

I wiped it clean, but did not scrub it. Ill snap a pic tonight- I think there is still mud on the facemask/visor

now I really want to see if there is one of Mihota's ponytail hairs in one of his helmets

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yeah that's not a little weird...

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You're right. It is not a little weird. It is a lot weird.

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Mine did come with a used mouthpiece last year which was a little weird...

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Does anyone know if they'll do an auction for jerseys as well? much more likely to snag one of those if so...

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They typically do not. Although with new designs coming, you may see some old jerseys on the general VT surplus auctions- not via hokiesports. Check ebay though- many game worn VT jersey's- even with nameplates are on there regularly.