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Thursday, July 19, 2001
Virginia Tech News Release

(click photo to enlarge)
Michael Vick (left) and VT Licensing
Director Locke White unveil an
oversized version of the limited
edition Vick print at the April 17
press conference at
Tech Bookstore. The banner
shown is one of two that will
be auctioned off on eBay.

Vick Continues Fundraising Efforts With Tech Through eBay Auction

BLACKSBURG, July 19, 2001 - Beginning Friday, July 27, and continuing for 10 days, the Virginia Tech Licensing Department will be coordinating the auction of two giant-sized collectable sports banners on eBay that are being donated by Octagon Athlete Representation.

The banners were used by Octagon, Michael Vick's agency, and by Virginia Tech Licensing during two great media events for the quarterback legend. The banners are an exact reproduction of the limited edition print currently on sale, only these banners are approximately 6 feet by 8 feet, digitally printed on heavy duty vinyl, and were autographed by Michael Vick at each of the events.

One of the banners comes from Vick's April 17th press conference at Tech Bookstore announcing the "Vick-products" deal, while the other banner comes from his post-draft day party at the ESPN Zone in New York.

"We hope to sell the two for over $10,000 ($5,000 each in two auctions) since they truly are one of a kind," said Locke White, director of licensing and trademark administration for Virginia Tech. "If anyone collects sports memorabilia, these would be one heck of an addition to their collection."

The banners will be sold separately and they can be seen by going to and searching with "Michael Vick" starting on July 27th.


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