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Late ’60s Gale Sayers Game-Worn, Signed Chicago Bears Jersey (w/Team Repairs) COA 100% Team

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Winning Bid: $15,000.00

Winning Bid: $15,000.00

Auction ends: February 11, 2017 8:00 PM
Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Total price with Buyers Premium: $18,000.00

Bids count: 2

Auction views: 1658

Description

Through the second half of the 20th Century, the Kansas Comet was as the most electrifying runner to grace the gridiron, and the Monsters of the Midway had the luxury of his services. The injuries not withstanding, his athletic gifts transcended the pastime, and fans came to the stadium just to see him, as others did for Teddy Ballgame, M.J., Mantle, Orr, Gretzky and not many others.

This jersey dates to the late ‘60s (but to exclude ’69, as explained by the absence of the NFL’s 50th Anniversary patch). Made by Wilson, the road jersey (far scarcer than the team’s home blues of the decade) is a cotton/nylon blend trimmed with a midnight navy collar, the traditional navy/orange/navy sleeve striping, and those circular, rounded font numerals in midnight navy and orange tackle twill. The numerals show ample softness and puckering, and seven repairs dot the shoulder and sleeve landscape. A Wilson size “46” label is straight-stitched to the lower left front tail, atop the seam edge. It should be noted that while Wilson was the primary supplier of Bears’ jerseys through much of the franchise’s history, the ‘60s were claimed by the local manufacturer, King O’Shea. (However, known non-star Wilson exemplars do exist for Bears jerseys of the late ‘60s.) Another anomaly is the relatively low positioning of the verso numerals  –  “relatively low” being the operative term. Usually, the top of the numerals were situated much closer to the major horizontal transverse seam. Consideration, though, must be given to the fact that Bears jerseys of the era had an extremely high seam placement (two inches from the collar line)…vis-à-vis most standard Rawlings and Sand Knit models, which ranged from 3-3/4” to 5-1/2”. While not the norm, the placements of numerals varied somewhat, and they are difficult to judge in that jerseys often “rode up” the shoulder pad ridge. Sayers signed the jersey boldly on the upper left shoulder, and again on the lower left front tail.

As pretty as they come, the material is the optimal blend and the aging to a creamy off-white is reminiscent of a vintage late ‘60s home flannel after nearly 40 years of retirement. The Kansas Comet lives on in Bears splendor.

This jersey comes directly from the renowned collector and authenticator Bob Case.  In addition, it has a Mears Hologram grading it an A-10.

Authentication: 100% Authentic Team, PSA-DNA Certification Label, PSA-DNA Full Letter.

Additional information

Authentication

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Autographed Item

Team

Player

Sport

Character Family

Tagging

4 = Positive direct match on all tags

Photomatch

1 = Style Match

Condition

2 = Appears used, unwashed or un-reconditioned -right off the field

Modifications

2 = 2 or more modifications or attributes designed for/by player

Provenance

3 = Team Organization, Player Letter

Wear

5 = Wear with up to 10 repairs -or great use

Total Grade

17/20

1 review for Late ’60s Gale Sayers Game-Worn, Signed Chicago Bears Jersey (w/Team Repairs) COA 100% Team

  1. Tony Cavaluzzi

    Why do you not show the authentication from PSA? Is it for just the autograph, or for the Jersey being game worn? We do not know? You need to be showing the authentication.

    • Kieta Kieta

      Hi Thanks for your question.. PSA/NFL paperwork for game used jerseys would be issued to newer players as this service and authentication was not in existence when Sayers played. So the PSA letter is strictly for the autographs and not the game use. The jersey comes directly from the collection of renowned Veteran Collector and Game Used Authenticator Bob Case.

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1 review for Late ’60s Gale Sayers Game-Worn, Signed Chicago Bears Jersey (w/Team Repairs) COA 100% Team

  1. Tony Cavaluzzi

    Why do you not show the authentication from PSA? Is it for just the autograph, or for the Jersey being game worn? We do not know? You need to be showing the authentication.

    • Kieta Kieta

      Hi Thanks for your question.. PSA/NFL paperwork for game used jerseys would be issued to newer players as this service and authentication was not in existence when Sayers played. So the PSA letter is strictly for the autographs and not the game use. The jersey comes directly from the collection of renowned Veteran Collector and Game Used Authenticator Bob Case.

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