1972-73 Jim Otto Game Worn AFC Pro Bowl Pants. Des...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1972-73 Jim Otto Game Worn AFC Pro Bowl Pants. Despite not receiving interest from any NFL team, due to his undersized stature, Jim Otto was drafted in 1960 by a proposed Minneapolis AFL franchise. But, when the Minneapolis contingent opted for the NFL instead of the competing league, Otto's rights were defaulted to the AFL's Oakland Raiders.
After being signed by the Raiders in 1960, the center from Wausau, Wisconsin worked diligently to build up his body to his playing weight of 256 pounds. And after ten seasons in Oakland under his belt, Otto will forever be remembered as one of the players in history at his position, and even made wearing the odd combination of "double zero" fashionable.
Presented here are Otto's pants from the 1972-73 NFL Pro Bowl. Exhibiting light wear throughout, they have the proper Rawlings size 38 tagging in the interior. Sourced from longtime Raiders equipment manager George Anderson, they have Otto's famed "00" noted on the interior tag. LOA from Heritage Auctions.
Guide Value or Estimate: $500 - up.
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