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    Circa 1989 Derrick Thomas Game Worn, Signed Kansas City Chiefs Complete Uniform, With Two Pairs of Cleats. Rookie-era uniform recalls the start of career many argue to have been Hall of Fame caliber, and one that tragically ended when Thomas succumbed to injuries sustained in a February 2000 automobile accident. The "Sporting News'" Defensive Rookie of the Year will be fondly remembered by Kansas City Chiefs faithful with the presentation of this red mesh jersey with Thomas' screened number "58," never worn since, on chest, back and sleeves, and "D. Thomas" sewn in tackle twill across rear nameplate. Front neckline and bottom hem are custom cut per Thomas' preferences, and number "58" is markered upon the "Wilson" tail tagging. Multiple turf burns and dings are apparent, and a 6/10 black sharpie signature appears on rear numerals. The matching pants are dotted with blood on the front and signed in 10/10 black sharpie on verso. "Russell [size] 36 Long" labeling inside. Various markered numbers, blacked out, suggest multiple players' use. Also here are two pairs of shoes (turf and high-topped cleats) used by Thomas, and a pair of gloves (autographs at wrists are facsimile). Amazing complete uniform representing the newly enshrined Canton inductee. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph).

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    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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