1937 Heisman Trophy up for auction and could net a fortune

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In 1937, Yale halfback Clint Frank won the Heisman Trophy. Now, more than 80 years later, that trophy is hitting the open market.

“The 1937 trophy — won by Yale’s Clint Frank — is hitting the Heritage Auctions block … and experts tell us it’s expected to go for over $400,000,” TMZ Sports reported. “The 25-pound award was only the third one ever given out … but Frank’s family is ready to part ways with it — for the right price.”

Anyone interested in tracking the bidding can do so here. The bidding period is expected to end on October 18.

Frank was just the third man to win the award. Jay Berwanger University of Chicago was the innagural Heisman Trophy winner, claiming the prize in 1935. Frank’s Yale temmate, end Larry Kelley, won it in 1936.

Frank had a big year in 1937. Over the Bulldogs’ eight games, he rushed for 667 yards and 11 touchdowns. And, in an era where the forward pass was very uncommon, he added 465 passing yards.