{"id":6743956750384,"title":"MSU Sparty Statue Brick \"A\"","handle":"msu-sparty-statue-brick-a","description":"\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMSU Sparty Statue Brick \"A\"\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eNEW Auction System:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYou will need \u003ca data-cke-saved-href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/account\/register\" href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/account\/register\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/account\/register\"\u003eregister as a customer\u003c\/a\u003e to place a bid.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePlease note that if you register previous to 1\/1\/2020 you will need to register on the site again. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTo test the bidding process use our \u003ca data-cke-saved-href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/products\/test-bid-item\" href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/products\/test-bid-item\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/products\/test-bid-item\"\u003eTest Auction Item \u003c\/a\u003eto familiarize yourself with the process.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eProxy bidding is enabled.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYou will NOT receive email notifications when you place a bid.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYou WILL receive notifications when you are out bid.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTo see the current high bidder click the link below [ X Bids(s) ] that is next to the starting bid amount.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn the event of a bidder matching a current high proxy bid, the bidder who bid first is considered the highest bidder.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOwn a Piece of MSU History\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn 2005, Michigan State University replaced the original Spartan statue with a new bronze Sparty. 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data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMSU Sparty Statue Brick \"A\"\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eNEW Auction System:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYou will need \u003ca data-cke-saved-href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/account\/register\" href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/account\/register\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/account\/register\"\u003eregister as a customer\u003c\/a\u003e to place a bid.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePlease note that if you register previous to 1\/1\/2020 you will need to register on the site again. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTo test the bidding process use our \u003ca data-cke-saved-href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/products\/test-bid-item\" href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/products\/test-bid-item\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/msusurplusstore.com\/products\/test-bid-item\"\u003eTest Auction Item \u003c\/a\u003eto familiarize yourself with the process.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eProxy bidding is enabled.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYou will NOT receive email notifications when you place a bid.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYou WILL receive notifications when you are out bid.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTo see the current high bidder click the link below [ X Bids(s) ] that is next to the starting bid amount.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn the event of a bidder matching a current high proxy bid, the bidder who bid first is considered the highest bidder.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOwn a 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MSU Sparty Statue Brick "A"

Product Description

MSU Sparty Statue Brick "A"

NEW Auction System:

  • You will need register as a customer to place a bid.
  • Please note that if you register previous to 1/1/2020 you will need to register on the site again. 
  • To test the bidding process use our Test Auction Item to familiarize yourself with the process.
  • Proxy bidding is enabled.
  • You will NOT receive email notifications when you place a bid.
  • You WILL receive notifications when you are out bid.
  • To see the current high bidder click the link below [ X Bids(s) ] that is next to the starting bid amount.
  • In the event of a bidder matching a current high proxy bid, the bidder who bid first is considered the highest bidder.

Own a Piece of MSU History

In 2005, Michigan State 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. This brick was taken from the base of the ceramic Sparty. Brick has not been cleaned or altered in any way since the deconstruction of the original base. Includes a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Brick measures approximately 24" x 6.5" x 4" and weighs approximately 37 pounds.

Sparty History


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.

Auction Details:

  • Auction Start: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
  • Auction End: Tuesday, November 24, 2021  at 1:00 pm EST
  • Starting Bid: $75.00
  • Bid Increment: $1.00
Sku: 53662
We currently have 1 in stock.
$75.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

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Due to the size and weight of certain items, we offer customer arranged freight shipping. The buyer is responsible for the arrangement and payment of all related shipping and handling charges. Palletizing, crating, shrink wrapping and banding services are available for a fee.

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