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BANKRUPTCY AUCTION FEATURES WARREN SAPP’S TRASHED FAN MAIL
LAKELAND, FL – Professional auctioneers, Randy Kincaid and Kenny Lindsay made a startling discovery while examining the contents for an upcoming sports memorabilia bankruptcy auction scheduled on April 30, 2005 at the Kincaid auction facility – A 5 lbs. box containing hundreds of unopened fan mail sent to NFL superstar, Warren Sapp during his days with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“It took me a minute to comprehend what exactly I was looking at. At first, I thought this was unopened mail from the bankrupt business until I looked at it closer. All the mail is dated from 2001 when Sapp played with the Bucs” said Randy Kincaid. Auction manager, Kenny Lindsay added; “This is by far one of the most unusual auction lots that I’ve ever come across. It’s a bittersweet find simply because you feel bad for the fans that took the time to write Mr. Sapp and got nothing in return. We do realize that Mr. Sapp probably has no knowledge that some of his mail isn't getting to him. On the other hand, this is a spectacular and one of a kind collection for the sports memorabilia enthusiast.”
The defunct company, PSC Collectibles was formerly based in Tampa, Florida was a major distributor of sports memorabilia and collectibles who also supplied a large amount of memorabilia to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tropicana Field. Sometime in 2004, the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and the remaining inventory that consisted of over three semi loads of memorabilia was surrendered to Wachovia bank. In turn, representatives of Wachovia bank retained the auctioneering services of Kenny Lindsay, president of American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company in Livonia, Michigan and Randy Kincaid of Kincaid Auction Company in Lakeland, Florida.
“Apparently there is some interest in this mail. Our phones are ringing steadily about the auction and the majority of the questions are about Sapp’s fan mail. Early last week, a gentleman from New York inquired about placing a $300 absentee bid on the box of mail,” said Kincaid. Lindsay added; “This is a classic example of one man’s trash being another man’s treasure.”
The former Miami Hurricanes top college lineman/linebacker, Warren Sapp joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995 and went on to become one of the most dominant defensive players in the National Football League who was named to seven consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. In 2004, Warren Sapp signed with the Oakland Raiders.
The auction which is branded as one of the largest sports memorabilia auctions in United States history will also feature authentic car parts from NASCAR racing greats, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and other prominent racing stars along with hundreds of autographed memorabilia, sports cards and even a 50 foot New York Yankees World Championship street banner which hung in downtown New York.
For more information or a brochure, please call Kincaid Auction Company at (800) 970-1977 or Auction Manager, Kenny Lindsay of American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company based in Livonia, Michigan at (248) 473-1547.
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