Dallas Cowboys Collectibles And Memorabilia
Dallas Cowboys Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the professional American football team based in Dallas, Texas.
The Dallas Cowboys joined the NFL in 1960, and the team colors are royal blue, silver blue, silver, navy blue and white.
Forbes Magazine in 2009 listed the Dallas Cowboys as the highest-valued sports franchise in the history of America with an estimated value of $1.65 billion. The team is the wealthiest in the NFL as well after generating approximately $269 million in annual revenue.
The Dallas Cowboys have won five Superbowl Championships in 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993 and 1995, ten Conference Championships, and 21 Division Championships since their formation.
Some of the most notable players who once played for the Dallas Cowboys include Bob Lilly (who played for the team from 1961 to 1974), Randy White (from 1975 to 1988), Troy Aikman (from 1989 to 2000), Drew Pearson (from 1973 to 1983), Deion Sanders (from 1995 to 1999), Scott Laidlaw (from 1975 to 1979) and Michael Irvin (from 1988 to 1999).
Types of Dallas Cowboys collectibles and memorabilia
Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, New York sold:
- Drew Pearson's 1977 game-used Dallas Cowboys jersey for $9,000 in September of 2006.
- Deion Sanders' 1997 game-used Dallas Cowboys jersey for $4,200 in September of 2006.
- Randy White's game-used Dallas Cowboys jersey (circa 1980s) for $3,400 in September of 2006.
Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold Bob Lilly's game-worn Dallas Cowboys jersey (circa early 1970s) for $2,000 in October of 2008.
Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold the 1966 NFL Championship football which was signed by various players of the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers for $2,100 in November of 2011.
Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold:
- Scott Laidlaw's 1978 Superbowl XII Player's Championship Ring for $16,000 in November of 2011.
- Scott Laidlaw's 1975 NFC Championship Player's Ring for $4,000 in November of 2011.
Art & Jewelry Auction House in Las Vegas, Nevada sold the original oil on canvas portrait depicting the Superbowl VI match between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys by artist Leroy Nieman for $55,000 in May of 2010.
Burley Auction Group in New Braunfels, Texas sold a pair of custom-made Dallas Cowboys boots made by Lucchese Boots (circa 1961) for $2,750 in April of 2011.
Guide for collectors
Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Drew Parson (who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 to 1983), and Scott Laidlaw (from 1975 to 1979) is considered to be the most valuable.
There are only 66 pairs of custom-made Dallas Cowboy boots which were made by Lucchese Boots for the Dallas Cowboys' players, coaches and staff in 1961, thus are are considered to be rare and valuable for collectors.
Dallas Cowboys memorabilia which dates back to the 1960s or 1970s is considered to be more rare than memorabilia from the 1980s to present, and memorabilia that dates back to the 1990s is considered to be valuable as well.
Restoration of a Dallas Cowboys Championship Ring, Championship coin, program, boot, jersey, helmet or uniform is not recommended.
For more information regarding where to find Dallas Cowboys memorabilia, visit the Dallas Cowboys' official website, the NFL Shop, Cowboy Cards, or Football Fanatics.
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