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    1972-73 OJ Simpson Game Worn Buffalo Bills Jersey Sourced From Former Champion Worker. We'll be the first to admit that Simpson's stock has never recovered from the effects of the criminal proceedings that captured the attention of the world in the mid-1990's. And while this could certainly be understood in the short term, we can't help but imagine how his sporting artifacts will be viewed decades from now when the "Trial of the Century" and its social implications are studied with the same sort of hindsight we can now apply to other watershed events in American popular culture. While we would certainly draw no corollary between corruption and murder, it's clear that Joe Jackson and the rest of the Black Sox are now highly-prized by collectors precisely for their crimes, whereas few would have crossed the street for a free autograph from them in the 1920's. For better or for worse, O.J. Simpson's legend will continue to grow with the passing of the years, and far less for what he did on the gridiron than what he may have done one night in Los Angeles.

    And then there are the true sports purists out there who are able to separate the athlete from the man, who might not excuse Simpson for his purported crimes but choose to remember that fluid running style instead, that Hall of Fame talent. For those folks we offer today a solid gamer from his tenure with the Buffalo Bills. Authentication is secure as a letter from a former Champion employee will attend. Solid use is shown with surface degradation on the screened-on verso numbers. The NOB is strategically placed on back with no plate. This was apporpos for the Bills during this time period. Both sleeve ends have a ribbed stretch material incorporated. The jersey is sourced from a former Champion worker who wrote a letter of provenance. Applied in the tail is a lone Champion size tag. Letter of provenance from former Champion worker. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    May, 2015
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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