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    1985 Jerry Rice Rookie San Francisco 49ers Personal Playbook. While he eventually turned into arguably the finest gridiron star of them all, Jerry Rice's baptism into pro football included a few rough patches. A number of dropped passes plagued Rice's early production, but the year ended with a flourish as the receiver atoned for earlier misgivings. Originating from Rice's ex-wife is this rookie year playbook which belonged to the superstar. A receipt from the cleanout man hired to remove some of Rice's excess items is included. "Jerry Rice" is applied to red Dymo-tape on the side and inside the red vinyl cover (black-on-white Dymo). The opening page contains camp emergency numbers, violations information and a training camp schedule in Rice's hand. The inner workings of Bill Walsh's complex offense are revealed inside. Rice does make a few notations as well. Topics covered include: general information, huddle and cadence, defensive fronts, pass protection, defensive coverages, screens, short yardage, goal line, situational offense, two minutes and more. Also included are a few aspirin in a clear pouch. Rice signed the front in 10/10 black felt tip and inscribed "Rookie Season" for good measure. While we have encountered a few Rice game-worn jerseys and helmets from his career, these mementos were near and dear to him during a rocky start. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Receipt from moving company. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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