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    1972 Rich "Tombstone" Jackson Game Worn Cleveland Browns Helmet. If there was any question about the extraordinary amount of fear Rich Jackson instilled in his opponents, one would have to look no further than the Lyle Alzado's book "Mile High" for proof, as the late football legend recalled the man nicknamed "Tombstone" as the toughest man he'd ever met. Famous for moves such as the "head slap" and "halo spinner," the two-time All-Pro defensive end wore this superb Cleveland Browns helmet during his last season as a professional. Simply stunning in its presentation, the "Riddell Kra-Lite-II" helmet features an amazing "Dunguard Fullcage" mask, with the side clips broken but present. It shows solid use from battle at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium and has the proper 12-point interior suspension padding, with nicely worn jaw pads intact. "Jackson" is markered on the interior. While the Dymo tape identifier on the rear is no longer present, an outline from the rectangular name swatch is visible. Vintage Browns helmets rarely appear on the auction block, and there's something about lineman helmets from the NFL's "Glory Days" that attract heavy attention from collectors. LOA from Rich "Tombstone" Jackson. LOA from Heritage Auction Galleries. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph on letter of provenance). Pre-certified by PSA/DNA (autograph on letter of provenance).

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    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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