60 Years of Longhorn Memorabilia Sold at Auction

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A picture of the 1963 championship football team was among more than 100 Longhorn memorabilia items auctioned Sunday in Austin.

The Rooster Andrews Tribute Auction featured memorabilia collected by sporting goods salesman Rooster Andrews over the past 60 years.

Andrews has been a fixture of Texas athletics since his days as the football team manager and part-time kicker during the 1940s.

His wife BJ Andrews says the couple doesn't want the memories ending up in a warehouse some day.

Andrews started selling sporting goods after college and opened the store in Austin bearing his name in 1971. His family says he did not attend the auction because he was home resting after recently being hospitalized for back problems.

Other items sold at the auction included a 1941 Life magazine cover featuring 14 portraits of Texas football players and the wooden scoreboard from the campus' historic Clark Field.


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