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Lot # 1534 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1982 Herschel Walker University of Georgia Signed Game-Used Football Jersey - Heisman Trophy Season!

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $3,525.00

University of Georgia home football jersey worn by Herschel Walker during his 1982 Heisman Trophy winning season. Graded A10 by MEARS, with no other Herschel Walker University of Georgia jerseys graded at this level. The red mesh jersey features the number "34" on the front, back, and each sleeve in white silk-screen numerals. "Walker" is lettered on the reverse in white vinyl letters. Both a "Russell Athletic 48" label and a "Reeder & McGaughey" label (local Atlanta manufacturer) appear on the left front tail. Walker has personally attested to the jersey's game-used status by inscribing the garment, "Herschel Walker #34 - Game Worn," in black marker on the reverse numeral "4." Original and unaltered, the jersey displays moderate-to-heavy wear in the form of red contact marks on both the front and sleeve numerals, a few small tears, and four team repairs. At the University of Georgia, Walker set an NCAA freshman rushing record and helped capture the national collegiate football title. Walker rushed for 1,752 yards and seventeen touchdowns in 1982, his junior season. Those impressive numbers later earned him the Heisman Trophy at season's end. The following year Walker opted to forego his senior season to join the New Jersey Generals of the USFL. Despite the fact that he only played three collegiate seasons, he still managed to set 10 NCAA records, 15 Southeast Conference records, and 30 Georgia all-time records. Today, Walker is considered by many to be the greatest running back in college football history and in 1999 he was selected to the Sports Illustrated NCAA Football All-Century Team. In honor of his accomplishments the University of Georgia later retired his number "34," not just for football, but for every sports team at the school. Graded A10 by MEARS. This is one of only two Herschel Walker University of Georgia jerseys and one of only four Herschel Walker jerseys in total listed in the entire MEARS census, with only one other graded at this level (a Dallas Cowboys jersey). We have been told (but have no way to verify) that this jersey originated years ago directly from Herschel Walker's brother, and it is accompanied by a photo of Herschel Walker holding this very jersey. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.
SOLD FOR $3,525.00


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