With a career so legendary he is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a lifestyle so lavish he was given the nickname “Broadway,” Joe Namath is certainly one of the most iconic figures the game has ever seen. Now, some lucky fan can own one of his classic fur coats.
Remember the 2016 Iron Bowl? Alabama fans definitely remember the dominating fourth quarter that helped the No. 1 Crimson Tide defeat No. 13 Auburn, 30-12, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The rest of the college football world likely remembers something a little different than Nick Saban’s squad securing its first undefeated season since 2009 en route to winning the national championship, though.
During the second quarter of the CBS broadcast, Broadway Joe, an Alabama star quarterback under coaching idol Bear Bryant from 1962-64, made a special appearance to see retiring broadcaster Verne Lundquist.
The end of the segment is priceless. Namath gives Lundquist a kiss as a farewell, prompting him to say, “My career is complete.”
That fur coat on Namath’s back, one of many he’s donned throughout his life, is up for grabs.
Made by Henig Furs with a retail tag of $8,000, the sports memorabilia has a starting bid of $10,000 on Leland
What’s the catch to land this piece of sports history from the NFL legend?
Not only does the mink coat belong to Namath, it is signed inside with a 7×7” signature reading:
“Stay Warm, Joe Namath, Roll Tide!”
If you are an University of Alabama fan, how could you not want that?
During his college career, Namath led the Alabama Crimson Tide to a 29-4 record over three seasons, including winning the 1964 national championship.
And during his famed NFL career, primarily as the New York Jets quarterback, the Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania native won Super Bowl III and his No. 12 jersey is retired by the Jets.
Outside of his talents as a signal caller, nothing stood out about Namath than his fur coats, and there is no doubt the price for Namath’s coat will skyrocket on the auction block.