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    The legendary receiver sets a new NFL receptions record!

    1996 Jerry Rice Game Worn San Francisco 49ers Jersey--Photo Matched to 12/15 at Pittsburgh! Each team stood at ten-and-four as the Niners took the field at Three Rivers Stadium on December 15, 1996 in a contest with major playoff implications. But the visitors gave the chilly fans little to cheer through the first thirty-four minutes of action, recording twenty-two unanswered points before the Steelers' Jerome Bettis finally bulldozed his way to Pittsburgh's first score. It would prove to be too little, too late, as the Niners took the victory twenty-five to fifteen.

    It was Rice himself who started the scoring in this lopsided contest, a four-yard touchdown pass from fellow Hall of Famer Steve Young in the Niners' first drive. Rice would finish the game with eight catches for sixty-three yards, and another six yards in two rushing attempts.

    His white mesh gamer from the contest is a classic beauty, blending Rice's standard format with a gorgeous Golden Anniversary franchise patch at upper left chest. Number "80" appears in quadruplicate, while "Rice" spans the rear nameplate. Here we find a strip of athletic tape bearing a handwritten notation stating, "NFL Record 100 Catches, vs. Pittsburgh, 5-63, TD #154." Though the author got the number of receptions wrong, he's correct on the record--first man to register three consecutive 100-reception seasons--and Rice's career touchdown reception tally at the conclusion of this contest. "Reebok [size] 48" label with fabric content flap tag appears at interior collar. Solid game wear evident. LOA from Resolution Photomatching. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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