CHICAGO — Some of Mike Ditka’s personal belongings that were on display at his main downtown Chicago restaurant are up for auction.
Hindman Auctions in Chicago will be selling some items from Ditka’s Restaurant, located at 100 E. Chestnut in town, starting October 24 at 10:00 am. It closed in 2020 after being open for 23 years and some of the items of historical importance to the Pro Football Hall of Famer are available for purchase.
Some of the items include the cue ball given to Ditka after he coached the Bears to a Super Bowl XX win over the Patriots at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. It is expected to fetch $3,000 to $5,000 at auction.
Another rare item up for auction is this display given to Ditka when his number 89 was retired by the Bears at halftime in a game against the Cowboys at Soldier Field on December 9, 2013.
This item is expected to fetch $30,000-$50,000 at auction.
Also up for grabs is Ditka’s 1961 NFL Rookie of the Year Award, presented to him after his first season as a Bears tight end. This item is expected to fetch $2,000-$3,000 at auction.
This Ditka painting on display at the restaurant is one of the few that fans will be able to purchase during the auction, with an expected price of $500-$700.
You can see the entire collection of items to be auctioned at Hindman starting October 24th by clicking here.
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