Joe Pa Puts His Glasses Up for Auction

Iconic Penn State coach autographed the frame.


Made famous by his squeaky voice, disdain for reporters, lovable ways, or simply his 394 wins—the most ever by a Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-A) coach—Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has plenty of quirks. Perhaps the biggest trademark of Paterno's look—we'll call it "old school coach chic"—is his dark-rimmed glasses.

Paterno's frames are up for auction at the Penn State Public Broadcasting's 18th Annual Connoisseur's Dinner and Auction in February, the Daily Collegian Online reports. This isn't the first thing of Joe Pa's that has been auctioned to benefit charity. The coach's khaki pants and white socks have also been up for bid in the past, the report says, though it's not clear how much money those items brought in.

How much will the glasses go for? Well, it helps that they're autographed by the 83-year-old coach himself—in Sharpie—right on a lens.

The auction runs February 1–17.

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