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    1971 Jeff Wright Game Worn Minnesota Vikings Rookie Jersey. Defensive back Jeff Wright appeared in three Super Bowls during his seven-year tenure with the Minnesota Vikings. Here is his rookie gamer from 1971. A long-sleeve road white knit, it displays purple/gold/purple ribbed-knit sleeve trim, "23" screened in purple on the front, back and sleeves, and "J. Wright" sewn on verso nameplate in purple tackle twill. The tail reveals a "Gopher/Sand-Knit" manufacturing tag, a "Sand-Knit" washing instructions label, and a size "46" flap tag.

    The local "Gopher" tagging and remnants of the NFL 50th Anniversary patch on the left sleeve indicate that the jersey was originally produced and ready for game use during the 1969 season. However, the fact that "23" was not worn by any Viking between 1967-70 and the Vikings did not start using names on back until the 1970 season, indicate that the jersey remained unused until Wright joined the team in 1971, at which point the expired sleeve patch was removed and a nameplate with his "Wright" was added to the back of the garment.

    The jersey shows documented wear, with fraying to the letters, puckering on the tags, and two, vintage, team-executed repairs evident on the left sleeve (above the "3") and on the back (inside the top loop of the "2"). LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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