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    1994 Jerry Rice Game Worn San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XXIX Helmet - With Team Letter and Definitive Photomatch! Not only is Jerry Rice considered one of the best wide receivers in history, but he is quite possibly the greatest NFL player at any position. Also widely recognized as one of the most dedicated figures in all of sports, Rice will forever be remembered for his superior conditioning and route running. One of the most reported examples of his unprecedented workout regiments may be "The Hill", a long steep hill that is two and a half miles up. Rice would sprint across the hill literally every day to make sure he maximized his potential on the field, and had the edge against all opponents.

    That "edge" was on full display when Rice put on a Superman cape during the 49ers' 49-26 rout of the San Diego Chargers on the biggest stage of them all at Super Bowl XXIX. The Hall of Fame receiver caught an amazing 10 passes for 149 yards, and he tied his own Super Bowl record with a staggering three touchdown receptions.

    Heritage Auctions is proud to present one of the most important game-worn football pieces in the entire hobby - Jerry Rice's game-worn Super Bowl XXIX helmet. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the 49ers' assistant equipment manager Casey Fields on team stationery, this piece has been examined thoroughly, and it is without a doubt an authentic example from what is unanimously considered one of Rice's most memorable performances.

    Everything on this nicely-used gold "Air" shell is perfect. From the facemask dating to May 1994, to the original facemask clips that date to 1993, this helmet is as solid as possible. A large red Dymotape "80" identifier is properly affixed in the interior, as is Rice's typical "double-bladder" padding.

    Photomatched multiple times, we include a picture of Rice in the big game, which shows the two front gold flat head screws with the grooves matching up perfectly. In addition, Rice wore this helmet in that season's NFC Championship Game, and a small amount of blue paint on the "S" of the right team logo decal can be matched to Getty Image #96628068. That same photo also is matched to a ding on the top right corner of the facemask. A truly Canton-worthy gem, this is easily the most important piece of Rice headgear ever offered. Letter of provenance from Casey Fields/49ers. LOA from Heritage Auctions.





    Super Bowl XXIX highlights.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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