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    1998 Jerry Rice Game Worn & Unwashed San Francisco 49ers Jersey Photo Matched to Two Games Including 12/20/98 vs. New England Patriots - 5 Catches, 115 Yards, & 174th Career Touchdown! The greatest receiver that ever lived did things that no one had ever done on a football field. And that included coming back from an ACL injury in record time. In his first full season back after his injury, Jerry Rice seemed like he had never even been injured. During that 1998 comeback season, he played all sixteen games, catching eighty-two passes for 1,157 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

    On the second to last game of the regular season, "Flash 80" exploded for five receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown (the 174th of his career) versus the New England Patriots at Foxboro Stadium on December 20, 1998. The jersey offered here was worn by Rice in that game and has been definitively photomatched. The jersey was also photomatched to the December 6, 1998 contest versus the Carolina Panthers, when he caught five passes for thirty-six yards.

    The road white mesh displays Jerry's legendary "80" on the front back, and shoulders in triple sewn-on red/gold/black tackle twill, which give forth a shadow effect. Meanwhile, "Rice" appears on the verso nameplate, all sewn-on in red on black tackle twill, with "SF" and red/black trim screened on the sleeves. The collar contains a "Reebok 46" manufacturer's/size label and a "Blitz -2"" flap tag, while the tail displays a "NFL Pro Line 1998 SF Reebok Authentic" label.

    Best of all is the tremendous game wear, evidenced by gridiron dirt from Foxboro Stadium still caked on the front, back and sleeve identifiers. Also, the back "0" was noted with "174th T.D" in vintage black sharpie to memorialize the event. LOA form Resolution Photomatching. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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