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    1986 Game Worn Miami Hurricanes Helmet Attributed to Vinnie Testaverde - Heisman Season! A member of the Hurricane's 1983 National Champions squad as a freshman, Vinny Testaverde closed out his Miami tenure in grand style winning the 1986 Heisman Trophy as a senior. In that memorable season, he took home the full monty of collegiate gridiron hardware by also copping the Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award, AP Player of the Year, and The Sporting News Player of the Year. An inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame, and esteemed member of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame, Testaverde wore this Riddell shell offered here during his penultimate Hurricane campaign.

    Despite the lack of provenance, which accounts for its "attributed" status, the helmet displays all of the attributes consistent with a 1986 Testaverde gamer, including "3/86" crown stamping with "1986" on the crown and "14" over each earhole, all in vintage black sharpie. Other original components include rare white Riddell facemask, team striping and logos, Riddell on front and back bumpers, transparent bolts, and WD1 interior padding. Also, the shell measures to a size 7.5, which would have properly accommodated Vinnie's large head size. The only aspect of this exemplar which is not original is the double low hookup Riddell chinstrap which we have not been able to style match and believe to be a later issue. Solid wear is exhibited throughout. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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