Own a Piece of MSU History
In 2005, Michigan Sate University replaced the original Spartan statue with a new bronze Sparty. You now have the chance to own a piece of the original statue dedicated in 1945. Bricks taken from the base of the ceramic Sparty are now available for purchase by true Spartan fans.
Our goal is to insure that anyone who wants to own a piece of Sparty can do so at an affordable price. Bricks have not been cleaned or altered in any way since the deconstruction of the original base. In many cases the bricks are cracked or chipped, and still have mortar attached. Each brick is unique in its size, color and condition. All bricks include a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.
Your purchase of a "Sparty Brick" will help provide long-term care for the new and old Sparty statues.
The Spartan also know as "Sparty", was sculpted by former MSU Assistant Professor of Art, Leonard D. Jungwirth, from 1943 to 1945. Sparty was dedicated by President John Hannah on June 9, 1945. Weighing in at approximately 5,000 pounds and standing 9'7", Sparty is the the tallest free-standing terra cotta sculpture in the world. These are the bricks that supported this MSU monument for 60 years.
Many of the bricks taken from the base of "Sparty", bear pieces of images that represent the major varsity sports at that time, including a football player, runner, diver, basketball player, swimmer, wrestler, golfer, tennis player, fencer and rider.
All items are offered for sale on an as-is basis with no warranty or guarantee. All sales are final, and there are no returns. We employ due diligence to ensure accurate item descriptions are placed online and the MSU Surplus Store staff are available to answer questions with regards to condition and/or contents prior to purchase. Please Contact Us with any questions regarding item condition or contents of the listing.
Buyer is responsible for paying all related shipping and handling charges unless otherwise noted in the item description. Shipping costs are determined at checkout by zip code and by shipping method chosen. A nominal handling charge is included to cover the cost of packaging materials. If the buyer provides a PO Box, items are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Special shipping arrangements such as companies not listed, local pickup and freight services may be available upon request.
MSU Surplus Store ( www.msusurplusstore.com) ships to U.S. addresses only.