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Abner Haynes Game-Worn Kansas City Chiefs Sideline Sweater – COA 100% Authentic Team
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“He was,” said former coach Hank Stram, “a franchise player before they talked about franchise players.”
Abner Haynes was a four-time All-Pro (1960–1962, 1964) who dazzled, usually as a running back but sometimes as a receiver and sometimes as a punt and kick returner. There was no better running back in the AFL the first half of the 1960s. Haynes was so productive he set the AFL record for most combined yards (12,066), a mark that includes 3,900 yards in returns. But it was as an all-purpose back that he excelled. He averaged 4.5 yards a carry and three times produced 100 or more yards on 14 or fewer carries. He also scored 20 times on catches, averaging 12.5 yards per reception. And he could beat you from any distance, with touchdown runs of 67, 59, 71, 46, 80, 47 and 65 yards and six scoring catches of 52 or more yards.
The former Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs’ star has Hall-of-Fame credentials. He still holds 10 Chiefs’ records, including most points (30) in a game, most touchdowns (5) in a game and most combined yards (8,442) in a season. He was an AFL Rookie of the Year. He was a league MVP. He was a league Comeback Player of the Year. And he was the AFL’s career leader in rushing touchdowns with 46. Haynes spent three years in Dallas and two with same franchise when it became the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963. The Chiefs and the North Texas Eagles both retired his number 28 in honor of his many achievements.
Presented is an absolutely perfect representation of the very rare sideline sweater worn by First-team All-Pro Alber Haynes on the cold Kansas City sidelines. We searched long and hard to find a single flaw to this heavy Talon zipper-front sweater, and all that we could come up with is that the white/yellow tackle twill “CHIEFS” on the back and the number “28” on the left sleeve are very faintly toned yellow by age. That’s it. In the collar, there’s a Sand-Knit” label sewn on [size] 50. The sweater features an accented ribbed style neckline/bottom/sleeve ends in the team’s colors – red, yellow, white and is in solid condition without any holes.
This sweater matches several similar exemplars from the era in which the Kansas City Chiefs players wore to keep warm. Additional research indicates Haynes as the player who wore this sweater (jersey number “28”) from this time period. Overall, a tremendous game worn garment worn by one of football’s most valuable franchise players.