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    Circa 1989 Derrick Thomas Game Worn Uniform. 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). Finally, a letter of congratulations sent to Thomas in 1992 by the president of the Chiefs, congratulating him on his selection as AFC Defensive Player of the Week. LOA from Lou Lampson. LOA from PSA/DNA (autograph). LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph). Guide Value or Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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