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    1974 Walter Payton East-West Shrine Game Sports Coat. Though Walter Payton established himself as one of Mississippi's best running back prospects as a high schooler, he received no invitations from Southeastern Conference colleges or universities, which were accepting very few black players at the time. After originally committing to Kansas State University, Payton decided to pursue his collegiate career at Jackson State, and four years later he would be recognized as the best player in school history.

    Offered here is Sweetness' custom sports coat that he received for playing in the 1974 East-West Shrine Game. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Walter's brother, fellow Jackson State and pro football player Eddie Payton, the jacket presents a beautiful "East" patch at the left chest. In addition, Payton's name is embroidered on an interior patch and it exhibits moderate wear throughout. One of only a few personal items from the Hall of Famer's college career ever offered, this beauty will be sure to stand out in any high-end football memorabilia collection. Letter of provenance from Eddie Payton. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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