The Vrabels Are Moving to Houston and the Winner is You

By DJ Byrnes on July 15, 2014 at 12:16p
37 Comments

Thanks to Eleven Warriors' Michael Citro, I now know about the best event going on in central Ohio this week.

Mike Vrabel, the Ohio State legend turned recruiting ace, was poached earlier this year by Bill O'Brien and the Houston Texans. As such, the Vrabels will be moving south, but not before auctioning off some ridiculous swag.

Here are the pertinent details, via the auction's site:

Bidding Begins To End: Friday, July 18th 2014 @ 8:30pm EDT

Items will sell 3 lots per minute!

Location: Delaware, Ohio 43015

Pickup Time: Saturday, July 19th 2014 ~ 11:00am - 4:00pm EDT

This Auction Is Being Presented By: American Antiques and Auctions

Auction Manager Contact: Brandy 614-632-3578, Kelly 614-915-6319, American Antiques 614-732-5570, brandy@auctionohio.com

What kind of stuff is available? I'm glad you asked, because among typical household items (outdoor furniture, TVs, high end rugs, etc) are some of Mike Vrabel's treasures.

Can't believe Vrabs is letting this thing go.

Authentic Terrell Owens Number 81. 2008 Pro-Bowl NFL Jersey. Good Condition [Link]

swag

Awesome Collector's item A Key To the Village of St. Henry Presented To MIKE VRABEL SUPER BOWL CHAMP ~ Condition Very Good [Link]

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Mike Vrabel High School Letterman Jacket Mike Attended Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Size XXL Condition : Very Good [Link]

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2 Spaulding Official AFL Columbus Destroyers Footballs, One Signed by Team. Good Condition. [Link]


I'm still a bit shocked Vrabel is willing to let that authentic Terrell Owens Pro Bowl jersey go, but money is money, I suppose.

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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

The Key and Letter Jacket are especially shocking to me. I guess part of becoming a cold-blooded killer on the field is severing off sentimentality off of it. 

I also count 9 different televisions.

+6 HS
AndyVance's picture

Ditto - that was a huge surprise to me.

+1 HS
Knarcisi's picture

The letter jacket surprised me, too. Maybe he had another?

+1 HS
1MechEng's picture

I wonder how the Village of St. Henry feels about a key to their City being sold off?!

+9 HS
Northbrook's picture
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Knarcisi's picture

No worries, Bobby Hoying will unlock the city for us. 

+4 HS
npeterson5's picture

I'm still a bit shocked Vrabel is willing to let that authentic Terrell Owens Pro Bowl jersey go, but money is money, I suppose.

Right, because I'm sure the Vrabel's need the money.

+4 HS
OSUStu's picture
Best item?  A Chevy Chase signed Caddyshack poster.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+12 HS
Jason Priestas's picture

Yeah, that's solid.

lamplighter's picture

I know some people who would give a lung for this

+1 HS
Groveport Heisman's picture

Those are things that are absolutely priceless to the original owner but are almost meaningless to somebody else. Count me as shocked with the key and his HS jacket just as Brooklyn stated above. I know he doesnt "need" the money I think it has more to do with getting fans of memorabilia in the doors so they can overbid on the regular household items.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

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apack614's picture

I'd have to agree some things are just irreplaceable and the key and letterman jacket definatley fit that category.

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

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Jugdish's picture

I think selling personal memorabilia is just sad.

Remember to get your wolverine spade or neutered. TBDBITL

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AndyVance's picture

I think Groveport is probably right, that the memorabilia is a ploy to get people to buy the other stuff... but I agree with you wholeheartedly. I was really torn when Jerry Lucas sold his trove of absolutely amazing personal memorabilia, his gold medals, etc. On one hand I said, "HOW CAN YOU SELL THAT STUFF????" and on the other hand I understood that it was probably easier to cash in on that stuff then to have one's heirs quibbling over who got granddad's gold medal of Big Ten championship rings. Still, it was tough to see.

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DJ Byrnes's picture

 it's the memories that are special, and in the end, the selling of a gold ring (or whatever) doesn't change history. 

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

HouseHarleyBuilt's picture

Whereas I certainly agree with that, I'll bet solid money that when his kids are grown and Daddy is gone (God forbid), they will wish they had that jacket.

+3 HS
AndyVance's picture

...selling of a gold ring (or whatever) doesn't change history.

Agreed. I'm just a sentimental sort, I suppose.

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Buckeye On Elba's picture

Neither does the swapping of gold pants, thank the heavens!

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Frostybuck88's picture

I thought I read that Lucas was selling his swag to help put his grandkids through college.  I certainly can't blame him for that.

The Dude abides...

+3 HS
opus's picture

I hope Ohio State self-reports this to the NCAA, just to be safe. 

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Earle's picture

If you guys don't find what you're looking for at the Vrabels', let me know.  I'm selling my house and have a ton of crap to get rid of.  Probably not quite as high end, but at least my HS letter jacket is scarlet and gray.

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CC's picture

Do kids still wear letterman jackets?  They were kind of going out of style when I was in school ('94) in favor of higher tech gear.

apack614's picture

They're on their way back in right now along with skinny jeans tight shirts and and knocking out innocent bystanders walking down the street minding their own buisness haha

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

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Curt Heinrichs's picture

"Take that Hoying Brothers! I have the key to your village." - Mike Vrabel

alternative caption: Todd Boeckmann finally gets a key to his hometown. 

+3 HS
Jason Priestas's picture

I realize Mike has a big place, but who needs five gas cans (unless you're running a landscaping business)?

741's picture

Who auctions off 5 gas cans?

Wait... Who the hell BIDS ON FIVE GAS CANS?!

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BierStube's picture

If you like to use your Giant Eagle gas points ... the 5 cans can come in real handy!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

CC's picture

I have 8 gas cans.  Lawn mowers, boats, one for premix, one that I can't throw away and 4 for diesel.  I'm sure there are some farm boys here who have 20.

741's picture

Open offer: I will pay the $34.05 to buy the Terrell Owens Pro Bowl jersey for you, if you post a video here of you wiping your ass with it.

buckguyfan1's picture

Stuff will go way up in value locally when he is named Head Coach at TOSU in about 12 years.

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H2opolo18's picture

Hey guys, don't forget that Jack Nicklaus did the same thing, well almost.  He cleaned out his attic and garage of all his golf memorabilia, except he built the Jack Nicklaus museum by the Woody athletic complex for all to enjoy!  Don't know if Jack donated a key to Arlington or C'bus, but there's plenty of good stuff there.

Calibuck

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TexasBuck11's picture

he must be taking a pay cut

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daytonbuckeye's picture

If I bought that key to the city, they would probably just change the locks. 

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Jason Priestas's picture

The key actually starts Todd Boeckman's truck, so there's some value there.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

The Vrabels are nice people but goodness that furniture is tacky.

buckeye56's picture

I get the feeling the house must have looked like it was decorated by Affliction or Tapout.

+2 HS
CC's picture

In fairness to Vrabel - This is the stuff he doesn't want.

+1 HS