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    1987-88 Steve Young Game Worn San Francisco 49ers Jersey, MEARS A10. After spending his first two years in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Steve Young was deemed a bust, and as a result his team opted for Vinny Testaverde in the 1987 draft. The speedy southpaw out of BYU was then traded to the San Francisco 49ers in April of 1987 to serve as backup to legendary quarterback Joe Montana. Following an elbow injury to Montana in the 1990 NFC Championship Game, Young finally got his chance to start at quarterback in 1991. Despite a rocky start, where he battled through injuries and a quarterback competition with Steve Bono, Young eventually put together one of the most impressive careers in franchise history.

    Offered here is one of the earliest Young jerseys ever to hit the auction block, and it is dated to the style he wore during his first two seasons in the Bay Area. Exhibiting heavy wear throughout, the white mesh stunner displays screened-on identifiers on the front, back and sleeves, while the proper "Russell Athletic "[size] 42" tag is in the tail. A sure-fire investment piece representing the esteemed member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who remains in the public eye as analyst on ESPN. LOA from MEARS, A10. Letter of provenance from Ian Kindler. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    May, 2015
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