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NFL Owner Irsay Takes $100 Million Memorabilia Collection on Tour

“If someone offered me a billion dollars, I wouldn’t sell it.”

Jim Irsay, whose collection will be on view in New York.

Jim Irsay, whose collection will be on view in New York.

Source: Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been on a buying spree, purchasing a baseball signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for more than $50,000 and the Fender Mustang guitar used by Kurt Cobain in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video for $4.7 million in the month of May alone.

These objects will join Irsay’s burgeoning collection of manuscripts, sports memorabilia, musical instruments, and artifacts, some 80 pieces of which will go on display for a few days in New York at the Hammerstein Ballroom. There will be an invitation-only concert with Irsay and his band on June 2, and a public viewing on Friday, June 3, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.