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.

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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.

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

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

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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?"

Did you cross the velvet ropes to take that picture? Seems like you're a little close.

We put the K in Kwality

I'm allowed in the dining room for special occasions.

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I'm going to need to see some ID.

...and take your damn shoes off!!!

We put the K in Kwality

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.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

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

VT '17

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

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.

Just a reminder the auction ends at 5 p.m. today. Looks like a good year to snag one at or close to opening price.

Thanks for the heads up. I really want to get one this year - the style and number I want doesn't have any bids yet - but jeez, I don't know if I can quite justify the cost.

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

"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

"Just line it up, and I'll kick the piss out of it."

One of the greatest football movies of all time.

Yeah, I hear you. I wish they all had a bunch of bids on them so I wouldn't be tempted.

Once in a lifetime chance and it's for charity.

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There will more than likely be plenty of chances to get one in my lifetime, but I'm still considering it.

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

Depends on which style and number your looking to get. I did it the Beamer 25 year because we will never see those helmets again. The players who get the number you like might not be that good in the future or a helmet change may occur or design change. Just saying if you see one you really like get it.

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I think Pete Moris owes me one of these helmets since I won one of those trivia contests in 2016 and they never sent me a prize despite saying they would multiple times lol.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

#Justice4Warthog

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

#HelmetHog

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Couldn't justify the cost...bought one anyway.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

Me either but got a Terrell white Hokie Stone helmet

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I bid on that one early but got outbid. I ended up getting Gaines instead. It's always a crapshoot for me trying to get somebody i recognize as close to minimum bid as possible.

hahaha you're the guy who outbid me on Gaines' helmet and then I got the one you had initially bid on

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Next year I will make sure to recommend in the post that TKP folks coordinate bidding.

Lol. It's the " circle of life " or something. I wonder if jwinkeler2 is on here. He/she made me switch because I didn't want to get into a bidding war.

I got one of the Stars and Stripes ones in 2014 because I suddenly had a paycheck and didn't understand how tax write offs work.

It's the same feeling I remember from eBay. "Sweet, I won!...Awwww crap, I won."

My exact sentiment as well.

Tremaine's maroon helmet went for $1,025

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Top 10 NFL draft pick and future Pro Bowler. His parents might have bought it?

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I was impressed and clicked on the bidding history once it closed. Someone outbid a $575 bid with $650. They then proceeded to outbid themselves raising it from their initial bid to $1000. Only for someone else to swoop in and submit the winning bid of $1025 with :20 seconds before the bidding ended.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Invoice received. The wife is shaking her head at me.

Just put the helmet on her and then whenever she shakes her head at you again you'l be overwhelmed by the display you will involuntarily whisper "beautiful". She will assume you are talking about her and forgive you for anything you might have done and possibly make you something to eat.

Did anyone else not receive a confirmation email that they won a helmet. I am 100% sure I won a helmet but haven't received shit. I tried calling and nothing. I also emailed them but got no response.... Damn I wish I get this thing!

GO HOKIES!!

I definitely won a helmet as well and still haven't heard anything. I wouldn't be too concerned.

Relax. They sold a lot of helmets. Give them a few days.

I also won one, and haven't heard anything.


I'm just screwing around (of course). Y'all's descriptions made me think of victims that hadn't received money from wealthy African princes.

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I simply received an emailed invoice from Herma's readers around 11:17 pm on Tuesday night.

I received a shipping notice today. It looks like my box will be arriving this week. I

House is in da house. I wanted to let people know that Michael's has a 55% off sale on their helmet displays. It seems like their usual price is 50% off (35 from 75) and prices are at 31.50 right now.