HOW MANY GIPP'S ARE THERE?
WIN THE GIPP
Most sports memorabilia
authenticators have never even seen a Gipp close
up in their entire lives. One major expert
believes that only five or so openly authenticated
Gipp's are even known to exist. PSA/DNA
authenticators as well as industry expert
concensus are that there are most likely fewer
than ten Gipp's in total.
Have found five Gipp's posted on the web. Thereby making the CIRCA 1919 Gipp the Fifth Gipp.
- FIRST GIPP - The
Notre Dame Gipp - Search for Gipp at www.lindseywilliams.org
This Gipp looks to be in pretty good shape. Looks like it might have a very small tear in the upper left. Signature is strong and slanted at Gipp's commonplace 45 degree angle.
- SECOND GIPP - LOT 711 Gipp - www.google.com/search?q=lot+711+gipp
Sold by Lelands Auctions on 04/28/06. Winning bid was $5092. For a final realized price of $6084. This was the record price ever paid for a Gipp.
The most significant charachteristic of this Gipp is a small tear in the lower right. That somebody taped. Plus typewritten and handwritten description on the back:
Plus large handwritten
- THIRD GIPP - RR AUCTION 1415 Gipp - www.google.com/search?q=george+gipp+rrauction
This Gipp is in RR Auction's
2006 catalogue. It sold for $3683 - Picture is
also available in PDF form in separate search.
FOURTH GIPP - KEVIN SAVAGE Gipp - www.google.com/search?q=Kevin+Savage+Gipp
This Gipp is listed to be
auctioned on 09/20/07. With an opening bid of
$5,000. This Gipp also has an authentication
number - from PSA/DNA - major sports memorabilia
authenticators - serial number #E50143 - which
will show it's picture too. www.google.com/search?q=PSA-DNA
The most significant
characteristic of this Gipp is silvering on Gipp's
right hip. Otherwise it looks in good shape.
- FIFTH GIPP - CIRCA 919
Gipp - was auctioned on Good Friday 04/22/11 by
Heritage Auctions of Dallas TX. To find the
picture just google - George Gipp Signed
Photograph. Winning bid was $5500. For a final
realized price of $6572. Breaking the record price
ever paid for a Gipp.
This particular Gipp is
characterized by three of the four corners having
gotten ripped off from being in a scrapbook.
Including part of the second '"p" on Gipp. But the
signature is also significantly stronger and less
angled than on most of the other Gipp's. Plus the
overall quality of the photograph is very high.
Since the Gipp has been kept in a file cabinet for
most of it's existence.
What this means is that there are roughly four authenticated Gipp's on the web that are not owned by Notre Dame. Including the CIRCA 1919 Gipp. Plus presumably at least several other Gipp's that are still in private hands and that are not generally known to the public. But which PSA presumably knows about. Since they think there are fewer than ten.