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    Circa 1984-85 Walter Payton Game Worn Chicago Bears Jersey. Direct from the memorable and highly significant "Super Bowl Shuffle" era comes this midnight navy mesh home gamer worn by Sweetness during his most productive years at Soldier Field.

    The style is Payton's most recognizable, with white 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. Vintage cloth "Wilson [size] 44" label in tail shows fine wear to match a scattering of team repairs present in the chest, shoulder and sleeve areas. The back nameplate is straight stitched on the fabric, while it actually measures to a size 46 or 48, presumably due to extra width for cold weather games.

    Payton's relevance to the sport of football is undeniable, and shortly before his death in 1999 he was ranked No. 8 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 Heritage Auctions.


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    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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