Here's something you don't see every day pop up on eBay: a Roger Daltrey-autographed microphone used at The Who’s concert this year at the Glastonbury Festival.
The eclectic item is among memorabilia added to the online auction benefiting the Wilson Children’s Fund.
Have you had a hankering to own a football signed by Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton or a jersey signed by Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten? They're also in the auction from which all proceeds go to the fund for the family of Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson, who died Aug. 24 after suffering a head injury in a race the day before.
To view the current list of items for bid, click HERE.
Among the highlight items, by category, are:
- Formula One: Fernando Alonzo’s race-worn firesuit, shoes and gloves from the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix, Jenson Button’s race-worn helmet and Daniel Ricciardo’s race-worn firesuit;
- NASCAR: autographed firesuits, hats, gloves, visors and more from the likes of Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip and many others;
- Sports cars: the firesuit worn by race winner Jordan Taylor at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans;
- USA Soccer: jerseys signed by recently retired Landon Donovan, goalkeeper Brad Guzan and one signed by the entire men’s national team;
- NFL: footballs signed by Payton and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, and the Witten jersey;
- Entertainment: a framed 1982 Hall & Oates “Private Eyes” Australian gold record, signed by John Oates; and a 14-by-11 “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” movie reprint photo signed by the late Paul Newman;
- Verizon IndyCar Series: the racing helmet used by Stefan Wilson when he drove as a teammate to brother Justin at Baltimore in 2013; helmets worn by Will Power, Pippa Mann, Tristan Vautier, Sarah Fisher, Stefano Coletti and Carlos Huertas; a Marco Andretti race-worn firesuit; one-of-a-kind, signed San Francisco Giants baseball jerseys with the last names and car numbers of 2015 championship contenders Scott Dixon, Juan Pablo Montoya, Graham Rahal, Helio Castroneves and Josef Newgarden embroidered on the back; and a Giants baseball jersey with “Wilson” and “25” on the back to represent Justin’s car number, signed by all the drivers who competed in the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The first batch of memorabilia -- consisting of 20 racing helmets from Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and Mario Andretti -- fetched nearly $140,000 in closing bids. Private auctions for the racing helmets of Graham Rahal and Ryan Hunter-Reay brought in $74,000, meaning more than $213,000 has been earmarked for the fund from the helmets alone.
Additionally, a limited edition reproduction of 50 signed and numbered prints of noted artist Bill Patterson’s original work depicting Wilson’s final Indy car victory at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012 – painted live Aug. 31 at the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration – are available by clicking HERE
, with $100 of each print sold contributed to the fund.
Tribute T-shirts (photo above) are available by clicking HERE, with proceeds also directed to the fund.
Contributions can be made directly to the fund by clicking HERE or by mail to: Wilson Children’s Fund, c/o Forum Credit Union, PO Box 50738, Indianapolis, IN 46250-0738.