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Gale Sayers University of Kansas Letterman’s Jacket for Running Track w/Name in Collar

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Gale Sayers University of Kansas Letterman’s Jacket for Running Track w/Name in Collar

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So how exactly did Gale Sayers become known as the Kansas Comet? Well during his days as a collegiate star with the Jayhawks, he excelled in football. But he also set himself apart from the competition while running track.

According to an interview on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website, Sayers was given the nickname by a University of Kansas Sports Information Director during his sophomore season. Freshmen were not allowed to participate in sports.

This powder blue jacket, with gray leather sleeves, has a Kansas Big 8 Outdoor Champs 64 track identifier on the right breast. The opposite breast features a Kansas "K" letter. Powder blue, white and red braiding surrounds the neckline, sleeve ends and tail. Both of the pockets are leather reinforced. Sewn in the collar is an S&M Athletic Goods Company Sand Knit label and suspended size "44" tag. "Gayle Sayers" (sic) is sewn in red letters against a Columbian blue felt swatch. Although his name is spelled wrong it is understandable. One noted jersey source revealed he has seen a Billy Cannon letterman’s jacket with a wrong spelling. "Gayle" is the common spelling as well. Remember, Sayers wasn’t the Hall of Fame running back at Kansas quite yet.

Our consignor obtained this jacket while serving as an equipment intern at the University of Kansas.

College,Equipment,Football,Jersey,Letter  Billy Cannon,Gale Sayers,Gayle Sayers

Auction End: 11-May-09  Post Views: 890

300  Price; $0.00 – $1,000.00

 

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