Eli Manning’s SB XLII helmet to go up for auction

Eli Manning’s Super Bowl XLII helmet, which was central to a memorabilia fraud lawsuit filed against the quarterback in 2014, is going up for auction, ESPN reported Friday.The helmet, which Manning wore while the Giants defeated the previously 18-0 New England Patriots in February of 2008, will be open for online bidding by Goldin Auctions starting Monday and awarded to the top bidder on Aug. 3.”This is a very significant piece,” Goldin Auctions president Ken Goldin told ESPN’s Darren Rovell. “Bidding for this will definitely surpass $130,000.”That price would set a record for most paid at auction for a football helmet. The current mark is $126,500, paid last year for a helmet worn by Rudy Ruettiger at Notre Dame. The record for a Super Bowl helmet is $53,775, paid in 2012 for a helmet worn by James Harrison in Super Bowl XLIII.

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Cespedes thrives in return, Mets beat Yankees 7-5

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