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    1964 "Bullet Bob" Hayes Summer Olympics Race Worn Uniform. Considered one of the greatest receivers ever to wear the Lone Star of the Dallas Cowboys, Hayes served as Roger Staubach's favorite deep target for a full decade following his seventh round pick in the 1964 NFL draft. The draft choice had been a controversial one from the start, with many questioning whether world class sprinting ability was enough to offset Hayes' admittedly unrefined football skills, but those doubts evaporated quickly as Hayes tore through opposing defenses to lead the NFL in reception yardage each of his first two seasons. Many credit Hayes' remarkable speed with the development of the zone defense and the bump and run in attempts to contain him.

    Surely the professional football world was paying close attention to Hayes as he wore the presented uniform while representing the United States at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games, and his performance leaves little mystery as to the reason for his appearance in the 1965 Cowboys huddle. His 10.06 second time in the 100m sprint represented the fasted time ever posted in competition, as did the 39.06 result for the 4x100m relay which earned Hayes his second Gold of the Games.

    The blue durene tank top jersey worn in Hayes' last track and field competition features a red and white tackle twill "USA" on the chest and a white cotton placard below emblazoned with his "702" athlete number. Every aspect matches photography from the event to the smallest detail. The same can be said for the matching warm-up jacket worn on the medal stand. Sewn to the interior zipper path is a swatch with Hayes' factory stamped number "702" and "Wilson [size] 40" labeling.

    The spiked white and blue "Adidas" sprinting shoes included in this lot exhibit fine wear from earlier competition, but Hayes inadvertently left one behind on his way to the race and was forced to rewrite history in a borrowed pair. Each is stamped "Hayes" inside along with a size "10 1/2" designation. The included shorts are 1964 Olympic team issue, but cannot be definitively attributed to Hayes. Here they serve solely to complete an impressive display honoring the 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame posthumous inductee. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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