Bama's shattered BCS title trophy brings $105k at auction

By on May 20, 2013

Someone should keep an eye on the crystal footballs at Auburn, Florida, LSU and elsewhere.

crystalThey’re apparently worth a lot more money than anyone realized — even broken in pieces.

Following Alabama’s spring game last year, Carleton Tinker, the father of Crimson Tide long snapper Carson Tinker, tripped on a rug and accidentally knocked over the display table showing off Bama’s 2011 title trophy. The Waterford crystal football, sculpted in Ireland and valued at $30,000, was shattered.

Tinker felt terrible afterwords, but he probably feels a bit better now.

Alabama officials placed the remaining pieces of the broken trophy into a glass dish and auctioned them off at the UA Celebrity Golf Tournament on Sunday.

Final bid? $105,000.

Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit Children’s Village, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., a Christian-based group home for children placed in foster care by DHR.

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