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    1984-87 Walter Payton Game Worn Chicago Bears Jersey, MEARS A8 - With 7 Team Repairs! Direct from the "Super Bowl Shuffle" era comes this white mesh road gamer worn by Sweetness during his most productive years in the NFL. The style is Payton's most recognizable, with midnight blue and orange screenprinting announcing his immortal number "34" on chest, back and sleeves, and "Payton" screened in similar fashion across rear nameplate. Sleeve striping includes the memorial to George Halas on the left. The proper "Wilson [size] 44" label in the tail shows fine wear to match the rather sizeable team repairs present in the shoulder area. Signed in Mint silver ink, it is also inscribed "Sweetness," the nickname he was given during his prolific days at Jackson State.

    Payton's relevance to the sport of football is undeniable, and shortly before his death in 1999 he was ranked number eight on The Sporting News' list of the 100 greatest football players. He was the highest-ranked Chicago Bear (just ahead of Dick Butkus at number nine) and the second-highest rated running back behind Jim Brown. Any game worn jersey from this iconic star is worthy of Canton and the finest football collections. LOA from MEARS, A8. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    May, 2014
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