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    1972 Jim Osborne Game Worn Chicago Bears Jersey - Rookie Year! Jim Osborne was a 6-3 250-pound defensive tackle who spent his entire thirteen-year NFL career with the Chicago Bears. One of the most disruptive players at his position in team history, Osborne is credited with 81.5 career sacks, including a fifteen-sack season in 1976.

    Presented here is Jim's midnight navy blue heavy knit Chicago Bears home jersey which he wore throughout his 1972 rookie season and possibly for cold weather games in 1973. Like its original owner, the numeric "68" identifiers loom large on the front, back, and sleeves, all sewn on in white on orange tackle twill. "Osborne" is sewn onto a verso nameplate in a most unusual font and the non-ribbed sleeve cuffs measure to 1.75" thickness. The jersey exhibits a "Wilson 48" label in the tail and tremendous game wear, with more than ten magnificent team repairs, dating from numerous and brutal battles at Soldier Field. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2019
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