You can own an invaluable piece of Giants' history-- for the right price.
Eli Manning's Super Bowl XLII-winning helmet is up for auction, the one he wore while leading the Giants to a 17-14 victory over the previously unbeaten Patriots. But, as you might imagine, it ain't cheap.
"This is a very significant piece," said Goldin Auctions president Ken Goldin, via ESPN. "Bidding for this will definitely surpass $130,000."
That figure would more than double the current highest-selling Super Bowl worn apparel, James Harrison's game-worn helmet from Super Bowl XLVIII, which sold for $53,775. Harrison had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown en route to a Steelers' 27-23 defeat of the Cardinals.
Manning's helmet is the same one that was the center of a fraud lawsuit that the Giants, Manning and Steiner Sports settled on May 14. The lawsuit alleged they committed memorabilia fraud, providing non-game-used helmets for sale as certified game-used helmets.
Part of the claim includes an email Manning sent in 2010 to Joseph Skiba asking for two helmets "that can pass as game used." Skiba provided them to Manning but was found not liable in the civil settlement, ESPN reports, as the judge agreed with his counsel's argument that he did not represent them as game-used to consumers nor did he profit from the exchange.
Bidding for Manning's helmet will open on Monday morning and end on August 2, at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.