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    1981 Ricky Bell Game Worn Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey (With Team Repair). Nothing hits home as hard as an athlete dying young. Ricky Bell was just beginning to establish himself as a top-tier running back when dermatomyositis intervened. The illness eventually claimed the star running back's life at the tender age of 29. Here we present a white portal mesh jersey that was worn by Bell when he was helping the Buccaneers reach the upper echelon of the NFC. Exhibiting moderate wear, with dark stains (possibly not from game wear) and one team repair, it displays the proper "R. Bell" on the back, which helps date it to the 1981 season. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from renowned collector Bob Case, it has the proper Wilson size 44 tag is in the tail. Letter of provenance from Bob Case. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    February, 2018
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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