Nascar Jeff Gordon 1997 Winston Cup Trophy Hendrick motorsports Autographed

You are looking at a must have for any Jeff Gordon Fan.... This is the same Trophy that was handed to Jeff Gordon, Hendrick motor sports, etc...
This one was signed by Jeff Gordon, this is the actual trophy provided to him, the team, team owner, etc. ...
Once in a life time chance to own this Autographed piece of history
We got the trophy for a sports bar we planned to open up, but it never happened. Trophy came from the First Turn in Port Orange , FL. A big racing sport bar. My father made a deal with Rick 15 yrs ago for a bunch of nascar stuff to remodel a bar. Rick told us the trophy manufacture makes (2) extra championship trophy's each year, and if your someone or know someone you can buy one. I was told this trophy was $10K... Then it was signed by Jeff, I was also told he didn't want this trophy signed but when it was presented to him to be signed the media and sponsors where around so it got signed . Don't know how much truth there is to that story.
What i will say is this trophy has been sitting for some time, not inside a game room or enclosed trophy case like it should have been. The winston cups have some tarnish on them , and one cup is missing a wing. I would rate the trophy a 7/10, could be cleaned up to be made perfect.
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