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    1964 Gale Sayers Personally Worn Kansas Jayhawks Letterman's Jacket. Like the winds that share his first name, Gale Sayers appeared on the scene with destructive force, powerful and elusive, and then suddenly was gone. One can only speculate what might have been had not two vicious hits destroyed the ligaments in each of the superstar Bear's knees, first slowing and then ending one of the most promising careers in football. Though he was named the top halfback of the NFL's first half-century in 1969, many wondered if Sayers' short career might keep him outside the gates of Canton, but that question was answered in 1977 when Sayers became, at age thirty-four, the youngest inductee to the Football Hall of Fame.

    Here we present an exceptional letterman's jacket that was worn by the "Kansas Comet" during his final year with the Jayhawks. Showcasing an all-important "Gayle Sayers" red chainlink embroidered swatch in the collar, the nicely worn piece has his original "K" letterman's patch on the left, while his "Big 8 Outdoor" patch is on the right. The proper "S M Athletic Goods Company/Sand Knit [size] 44" tag is also in the collar, and no major flaws are present. One of few personally worn Sayers pieces from his college days ever to hit the auction block, and definitely one of the most significant. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
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