Neighbor Roger Staubach’s touchdown pass in 1975 to Drew Pearson is an NFT

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Perhaps the most recognizable pass in Dallas Cowboys history has been converted to a non-fungible token, or NFT.

the I salute you marie happened about 50 years ago, when Preston Hollow’s neighbor Roger Staubach threw the ball at Drew Pearson, winning the 1975 game against Minnesota in the divisional playoff round.

Former Cowboys wide receiver Doug Donley brought the idea to Staubach and Pearson, the Dallas Morning News reported. Donley’s company, Ellipsis Digital, has partnered with the two players on the offer.

The NFT will be sold through Heritage Auctions during the 2021 Platinum Summer Night Sports Auction, which runs August 21-22. It could sell for between $ 80,000 and $ 100,000, estimates the auction’s production manager, but the starting bid is $ 20,000.

Whoever wins the auction will get the NFT artwork, a 55-inch screen to display it, and a chance to replenish the pass on the pitch with the original players.

“I know Drew will always catch it,” Staubach told The Morning News. “I just hope I still have the arm to do it.”

This is not the first time that the coin has been commemorated. In 2020, Staubach created a chalk painting of the room, and he and Pearson signed it. It was sold at the “In This Together” charity auction, which benefited the North Texas Food Bank.

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