George Yakubisin got a kick, so to speak, whenever he passed a George Blanda Boulevard sign along Route 119 through Youngwood honoring his late uncle, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Blanda’s admirers now can browse or bid on 50 pieces of sports memorabilia owned by the football legend — he played for the Oakland Raiders, University of Kentucky and Youngwood High School — that his family put up for auction.
Several major pieces of George Blanda memorabilia are headed to the auction block in January. Game-used pieces, championship rings and personal awards are among the items being sold by SCP Auctions.
SCP Auctions will present the George Blanda Collection as part of its 2017 Winter Premier Auction, which takes place in January. Three AFL Championship rings, dozens of prestigious awards and several milestone game balls going back to his college football days at the University of Kentucky lead the charge.
Three AFL Championship rings, dozens of awards and several milestone game balls going back to his college football days at the University of Kentucky will be on the block early next year when SCP Auctions offers items from the career of football legend George Blanda.