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    1950's Doak Walker Game Worn Detroit Lions Jersey.

    UPDATE: The jersey has been photo matched to Getty Image #689193730.

    Doak Walker first excelled on the gridiron while at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and later made the Detroit Lions champions. A member of the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame, Walker was a five-time Pro Bowler during his six year professional career.

    We searched the auction archives and could only find a gamer from Walker's days at SMU. This is the first NFL jersey unearthed from the halfback's career in Detroit. The offered "Lippman's size 44" jersey was obtained by Lions equipment manager Roy "Friday" Macklem who worked for the team for 45 years. A signed letter of provenance from Macklem's widow, Eugenia, attends. The royal blue durene jersey has silver tackle twill numbers, retired by the organization, on both sides. Both sets of numbers show good wash wear. Embedded sleeve ends are found on this great artifact. The crotch piece has been cut but all six original buttons remain. Size, manufacturer and washing instructions tags are found on the inside end of the crotch piece. Easily one of the most enticing gamers from the Lions legend. Letter of provenance from Lions equipment manager Roy Macklem's widow. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 26
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