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In 2010 the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame held their first ever All-Star Online Charity Auction. Fans bid on eBay for trips, game packages, memorabilia and one of a kind experiences with Hall of Famers, over 30 of whom donated their time to make the event a huge success.

The list of participating legends included Gordie Howe, Kirk Gibson, Joe Schmidt, Vinnie Johnson, Dick Enberg, Ted Lindsay, Willie Horton, Billy Sims, Greg Kelser, Lem Barney, Mickey Lolich, George Perles and Alan Trammell, as well as local media personalities like Jim Brandstatter, Dan Miller, Eli Zaret, Sean Baligian, Tom Leyden, and Mike "Stoney" Stone.

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Here are images of some of the winners enjoying their experiences.

Touchdown Detroit Lions! Meet the Lions Radio Team

Two auction winners with Dan Miller and Jim Brandstatter.

"Hello Jim......I wanted to thank you for your hospitality and wonderful tour of The Detroit Lions Pressbox. My husband and I were grateful for your kindness in putting together such a wonderful package for us. :) As we mentioned at the end of our tour, we would be honored to receive tickets to the MSHOF Induction Event on Feb.12, 2015. Thank you again Jim for such an amazing day yesterday."
   - Stephanie, Meet the Lions Radio Team, auction winner

Red Wings Brain Trust Dinner at Andiamo's in Livonia with Ken Holland, Mike Babcock, Chris Chelios and Ryan Martin

The four auction winners with Mike Babcock, Ken Holland, Ryan Martin and Chris Chelios.

"I want to sincerely thank you for an experience that my friends and I will never forget. An interactive opportunity such as the Red Wings Brain Trust Dinner was certainly a once in a lifetime experience and something that just can't be duplicated. Everything was handled professionally and with a touch of class. If there is anything I can do to support the MI Sports Hall of Fame, please let me know."
   - Mike, Red Wings Brain Trust auction winner

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Chairman Scott Lesher with Ryan Martin, Mike Babcock, Chris Chelios and two of the auction winners.

The King of Crisler: Behind the Scenes with Michigan Basketball

Auction winners on the court at Crisler Arena during warm-ups.

Time for the tip!

Postgame press conference with our two winners after the win over the Golden Grizzlies.

Fox 2 Sunday Night Sportsworks Sit-In with Dan Miller

The two auction winners with Dan Miller, Pat Caputo and Sean Baligian.

Breaking News from our auction winners.

Behind the Scenes with the Red Wings

Our winners in the tunnel outside the Red Wings locker room. They also got to meet Michigan Sports Hall of Famers Gordie Howe and Budd Lynch as well as Chris Osgood, Ken Holland, Ken Kal and Paul Woods.

In the Red Wings booth with Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond. Bingo bango, gang!

Touchdown Detroit Lions! Meet the Lions Radio Team

Motor City Pizza Bowl VIP Experience

The auction winner and his family with Michigan Sports Hall of Famer George Perles -- he chose to ignore the U-M hat.

The family down on the turf at Ford Field.

The view from up in the Ford Field Press Box.

Pistons TV Experience with Greg Kelser and George Blaha

Best seats in the house for the auction winner -- at center court right behind Michigan Sports Hall of Famers Greg Kelser and George Blaha.

Red Wings Suite with Michigan Sports Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay

Michigan Sports Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay entertaining the auction winner and his 19 guests.

And a surprise visit from former Red Wing John Ogrodnik!

"The trip was amazing. We all really enjoyed ourselves and really enjoyed everything about the trip to Toronto. From the train ride to the hotel accommodations, as well as the the Hockey Hall of Fame and the hockey game, these will be memories that we will cherish forever. All of the people involved did an amazing job. You all were very accommodating and went out of your way to insure us of a wonderful time! Please make sure to put me on your mailing list for future stuff that you have going on at the MSHOF, we would love to be apart of it."
   - Russ, Train Trip to Toronto auction winner

Ted Lindsay signing a puck for the auction winner.

And it looks like this.

Ted Lindsay with Michigan Sports Hall of Famer Executive Director Jim Stark.

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