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    Mid-1960's Ray Nitschke Game Worn Jersey. Fellow Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Bart Starr once characterized this hard-nosed middle linebacker as the "classic example of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," a gentle giant off the field who conversely took great pleasure in doling out bone-crushing punishment to opposing ball carriers. This classic example of a Championship-era green durene gamer from the 1978 Canton inductee convincingly illustrates Nitschke's rough brand of play, with well over a dozen very sizable team repairs that indicate hundreds of downs worth of collisions under the rule of Vince Lombardi. Amid the constellation of battle scars we find the unforgettable double-sixes in white tackle twill sewn to chest, back and sleeves, these likewise showing brutal wear. Yellow and white sleeve striping recalls the finest days in Titletown. Size "52" tag inside collar is joined by another in the tail, which sprouts from the right side of the proper "Sand Knit" label. Though we have never encountered another, and auction records show no sales in the past five years, we do not hesitate to annoint this Nitschke gamer as the finest on earth, unquestionably the best that could possibly exist. We have no doubt that any educated uniform collector would agree with this assessment. LOA from Lou Lampson.

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    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
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