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    1981 John Elway Game Worn Stanford Cardinal Jersey with Multiple Team Repairs (John Kindler Collection), MEARS A10. According to game-worn jersey pioneer John Kindler's son Ian, he can remember going to Stanford Stadium in October of 1981 for the Stanford vs. UCLA game, when the Cardinal equipment manager met them in the lower bowl and handed them the current lot listing during pregame of the inter-state rivalry.

    Exceptional and highly desirable "pre-rookie" gamer dates to this Hall of Fame legend's tenure as leader of the Stanford University offense, most likely used during his Junior year at the school. Wear is absolutely tremendous, while six team repairs are presented, most notably a huge repair on he back. Strong, sweaty wear has also softened the "Russell [size] 46" label at the tail, further indication of plentiful use. Various contact marks and scrapes can also be seen on the gridiron treasure.

    All tailoring aspects are as picture-perfect as the use, with Elway's preferred wide sleeves for ease of throwing motion and customization along the major horizontal transverse seam to keep the shoulder pads more tightly applied. To our knowledge, this is the first Elway college gamer to come to market with direct provenance from the original owner. Simply put, it is the best Elway Stanford jersey in existence. LOA from MEARS, A10. Letter of provenance from Ian Kindler.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
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