Tim Brown's Heisman Trophy set to be auctioned off

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/296579/" data-ylk="slk:Tim Brown">Tim Brown</a> won the 1987 Heisman Trophy. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Tim Brown won the 1987 Heisman Trophy. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)

You have the opportunity to purchase Tim Brown’s Heisman Trophy. Well, if you’ve got a ton of money.

Brown’s 1987 Heisman Trophy is set to be auctioned off later this month, according to ESPN. Someone purchased the trophy from Brown in 2017 and the buyer is now having it auctioned off. Brown, who played for Notre Dame, was the first wide receiver to ever win the Heisman.

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If previous Heisman auction prices are any indication, Brown’s trophy will fetch over $300,000. Yeah, we weren’t lying when we said you’d need a lot of money.

Heisman Trophies of modern players have commanded a pretty penny. Rashaan Salaam’s from 1994 sold this year for a trophy record of $399,608, Charles White’s 1979 trophy sold for $184,000 in 2000 and O.J. Simpson’s 1968 trophy sold for $255,000 in 1999. The family of Yale running back Clint Frank sold his 1937 trophy last month for $317,000.

Brown had 39 catches for 846 yards and three touchdowns in 1987. He also added 144 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns on punt returns. He finished the season fifth in yards per reception as Notre Dame was 8-4 that season. Brown went on to play his entire career with the Oakland Raiders until a last season in 2004 with Tampa Bay.

Brown’s Heisman is one of the more recent ones that are able to be sold to members of the general public. In 1999, the Heisman started requesting that winners not sell their trophies.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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