Former NFL Head Coach Jerry Glanville to Offer Football, Racing Collectibles in Living Estate Sale
ATLANTA, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jerry Glanville, the former NFL head coach and NASCAR owner and driver, will be holding a living estate sale (www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/GA/Dawsonville/30534/615909) on May 15-17 at his lake house in Dawsonville, Ga., offering a trove of his personal collection of game balls, bowl watches and rings, photos, trophies, tickets, awards and two muscle cars from his auto collection—a 2007 Shelby Cobra and a 2005 Dodge Mangum.
Glanville said that he decided to begin selling off the items he accumulated over his 29-year coaching career because "it would have been too much work to leave for family if I wait until I'm in the box."
Glanville, 72, who was the head coach of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers, compiled a 60-69 career record over nine seasons, taking the Falcons to the playoffs in 1991. Known for stalking the sidelines in his trademark black attire and for leaving tickets at will call for Elvis Presley to each game he coached, the sale will offer several items related to those two legacies: much of his attire—from "high plains drifter" coats to custom-made motorcycle jackets, cowboy boots and hats—and music and celebrity memorabilia—including items related to the Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson), Travis Tritt and Confederate Railroad, among others, can be had.
While there will be items of interest to all—including all of his lake house's furniture (dining room set, outdoor furniture, sofas, chairs, tables, etc.), kitchenware, clothing, rugs from around the world, Wild West art, pewter, silverware, crystal and other treasures from across the globe.
"Many of Jerry's items are one of kind, and pricing items like these are a challenge because they are rarely seen on the resale market," said Donna Davis, who is running the estate sale. "But for many of the other items, we are using WorthPoint's (www.WorthPoint.com)Worthopedia™ to get comparable prices. Jerry and his wife have been wonderful to work with. Jerry is taking a great interest in making sure I am aware of the significance of some of the items he will be selling."
The cream of the crop is related to Glanville's football coaching career, which he began as a defensive coordinator in 1967 at Western Kentucky before moving to Georgia Tech for a six-year stint as the Yellow Jacket's defensive line and linebackers coach. He made the jump to the NFL as a defensive assistant and special teams coach with the Detroit Lions in 1974. Several NFL game balls, the watches and rings from collegiate bowl games, souvenir tickets and dozens of individual and team photographs will be available in the sale.
Among some of the more interesting items are several pairs of cowboy boots, some emblazoned with Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers logos, one pair made from recycled footballs, and some from his NASCAR, NHRA and ARCA racing teams, as well as boots made of elephant and kangaroo skins.
"One pair of the Falcons boots we had made for the entire team, and other boots were made by David Wheeler in Houston," Glanville said. "There are some made from all kinds of material. One pair is made from NFL footballs, there is one pair made of elephant skin for riding motorcycles, and a pair of kangaroo skill for when it's over 90 degrees."
Since the sale is being held in Dawsonville, a mere 56 miles from Atlanta, his Georgia Tech and Falcon items may draw particular interest from local fans.
"I was at Tech for six years and the same at Houston, but I was with Falcons 10 years," Glanville said. "I have a lot of history with the Falcons."
Fans can buy Glanville's gold Falcons lapel pin, given to him for 10 years of service to the team, as well as watches and rings he received as a member of the Georgia Tech teams that went to the Sun Bowl, Peach Bowl and Liberty Bowl in 1970-72. There are also several Houston Oilers belt buckles and cowboy hats from all teams, as well as boxes of game balls—all printed with Glanville's name, the game scores and dates—and items from his offices.
Glanville also earned notoriety as the owner/driver of the #81 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team from 1995 through 1999, with a best finish of 14th, which the team recorded three times. In 1995, he finished 18th in points, his best individual season mark. The sale will include many items related to his racing career.
The two cars in his collection that will be put up for sale are custom modified. "Both cars have added horsepower, special air boxes and exhaust," said Glanville. "They are both better then new."
The 2005 Dodge Magnum has a 400-horse-power engine with an after-market air box and Corsa performance exhaust, while the 2007 Shelby Cobra boasts a 600-horse-power engine with a K&N performance air box and a Borla performance exhaust.
The address of the Glanville living estate sale is being run through Donna Davis Estate Sales (www.donnadavisestatesales.com/) and the address of the sale will be posted on the EstateSales.net website (www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/GA/Dawsonville/30534/615909) on Thursday, May 14, the day before the weekend sale.
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