November 2016 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/19/2016
Issiac Holt is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys. He won Super Bowl XXVII with Dallas against the Buffalo Bills. Holt accepted a scholarship to play for Alcorn State University where he was named a starter at cornerback as a freshman, registering 5 interceptions (tied for the team lead), 32 tackles and one fumble recovery. The next year he led the team with 7 interceptions, recorded 38 tackles and 10 passes defensed. During his junior season, he led the team with 6 interceptions and had 36 tackles. As a senior, his game against Jerry Rice and the Mississippi Valley State University is remembered as one of his best, when he limited the future hall of famer to eight receptions for 134 yards and also returned an interception for a touchdown. He finished his college eligibility with a school and a Division I-AA record of 24 career interceptions.
Holt was selected in the second round (30th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He also was selected in the first round of the 1985 USFL Collegiate Draft by the San Antonio Gunslingers. In his second season he became the starter at left cornerback and registered a team leading 8 interceptions. In the 1987 NFC Divisional playoff game, he again faced Rice and helped contained him to three receptions. On October 12, 1989, he was sent to the Dallas Cowboys as part of the Herschel Walker trade. In his time with the Vikings he registered 14 interceptions and 3 blocked punts.
In 1989, he didn't start because there were conditional draft picks attached to the Vikings traded players and the Dallas Cowboys wanted the selections instead of keeping Holt and the others. Head coach Jimmy Johnson eventually had second thoughts on the February 1 deadline and traded three future draft choices (third-round and tenth-round in 1990 and a third-round in 1991) to the Vikings for the right to retain the original full package of draft choices, plus Holt, Jesse Solomon and David Howard.From 1990 to 1992, Holt would become one of the top player on the team's defense at left cornerback. He was a part of the Super Bowl XXVII Championship team.
One of the most recognizable trophies on the planet has been crafted to sixteen inches in height with a curved triangular base supporting a miniature football at the top. The logo of the NFL stands in a raised seal on the face amidst the engraved words "Vince Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl XXVII Champions, The Dallas Cowboys." One turn counter-clockwise reveals an engraved "Issiac Holt, 30."
For over 20 years Issiac and his family cherished this trophy. Unfortunately, there was some serious buffing going on, so some of the chrome has worn off. It’s quite heavy and unlike many of the illegally made replicas floating around the internet, this is the real deal with impeccable provenance from a HOF caliber player. This is deserving of the finest collections and/or museums. FIRST TIME EVER OFFERED.
LOA – Issiac Holt
1992 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXVII Championship Trophy – Issiac Holt LOA
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