Bears Care is celebrating the election of Steve McMichael and Devin Hester to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and honoring the other Bears already enshrined by launching a special Hall of Fame online auction Thursday night. Click here to view the auction on the Chicago Bears Official App.
One of the items in the auction is a framed photo of McMichael speeding around Chiefs offensive lineman Will Shields in a 1993 win over Kansas City. It includes an official Chicago Bears Alumni "C" pin in the presentation.
In addition to the auction, fans can make tax-deductible donations to Bears Care—the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears—that will be added to their $76,000 pledge that they are making to the Les Turner ALS Foundation in honor of McMichael and his fight against ALS.
Hester memorabilia in the auction includes framed and autographed limited-edition photographs of his 64-yard punt return touchdown in a 40-14 win over the Vikings in 2010 that enabled him to break the NFL record for most kick return TDs and also helped the Bears clinch the NFC North championship. The photos were taken by former Bears Chairman Michael B. McCaskey.
Other auction items include:
- A collector's edition of "The Bears, a 75-Year Celebration" book published in 1994 and autographed by Hall of Famers Sid Luckman, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka and Walter Payton.
- A Pro Football Hall of Fame Collector's Edition football autographed by 11 Hall of Famers, including former Bears star defensive lineman Dan Hampton.
- A Hall of Fame football autographed by Bears Hall of Fame middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.
- A framed jersey autographed by Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers.
- A full size Hall of Fame helmet autographed by Butkus.
- A full size Hall of Fame helmet autographed by Hampton.