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    1983 Billy "White Shoes" Johnson Game Worn & Signed Atlanta Falcons Helmet.

    Update: This lot is also Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.

    Billy "White Shoes" Johnson has credentials. A three-time Pro-Bowl and First Team All-Pro selection, he was elected to the NFL 1970's and 1980's All-Decade Teams and the NFL 75th and 100th Anniversary All-Time Teams.

    And he had style. Check out YouTube and Getty Images for his breathtaking open-field runs, patented end zone dances and splits, and professorial black horn-rimmed glasses.

    The season he wore this helmet, he tallied a career-high sixty-four receptions for 709 receiving yards and an amazing seventy-one-yard punt return touchdown versus the Jets.

    Only the second "White Shoes" game helmet ever offered for public sale, this Riddell size L shell sports traditional Falcons white/black/white center striping, team logo in proper mill depth, non-diecut numerals ("81") on lower back shell, and classic BD-9 two-bar facemask (correct slant) painted black and still affixed. Note: the chinstrap is no longer present.

    Interior features WD1 padding system with oversized front bumper/forehead pad, old school leather jaw pads intact, 1983 year designation stamped in the crown, and "81" (Johnson's number) markered over each ear hole in vintage black laundry marker.

    Furthermore, this exemplar exhibits solid and consistent wear and the exterior shell is signed and inscribed "Billy White Shoes #81 ISA 40:31" in 9/10 vintage black sharpie. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from Beckett Authentication Services. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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