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    1963 Willie Galimore Game Worn Chicago Bears Jersey - Possibly from the NFL Championship Game! A remarkable catalog listing which serves as an emotional reminder of the tragedy that shook the defending World Champion Chicago Bears franchise to its foundation, an automobile accident in rural Indiana that claimed the lives of star running back Willie Galimore and tight end Bo Farrington. The pair was thrown from their Volkswagen Beetle after skidding out of a curve while racing toward St. Joseph's College to meet curfew for Bears training camp.

    Presented here is Galimore's navy blue Durene/cotton blend jersey, which exhibits moderate wear throughout with slight number puckering and solid wear on the "King O'Shea size...46" tail tagging. The fact that the the labeling was first introduced in 1963 (and became widely prevalent in 1964) and that no Bears' player since has ever wore No. 28 definitely dates this to the 1963 campaign. Also, it was likely worn in his last game played (the 1963 NFL Championship game versus the New York Giants).

    A true piece of Bears history that will surely attract the attention from the most discernable of gridiron hobbyists. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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