Sports Auctions and Fine Collectibles
Love is like sports memorabilia, there is nothing quite like it. Fans are passionate! Whether it’s the love of a favorite team, player, game-used jersey’s, footballs, or helmets, collectors interest always increases by the mere fact of all-time records, or significant events. This is especially true in the case of this spectacular relic that has been generously offered by the Payton Family Foundation.
Walter Payton’s greatness could not be measured in mere numbers—of any kind. At 5-foot-10, 200 pounds, “Sweetness” was relatively small by NFL standards. For Chicagoans, however, there are few larger-than-life sports figures than Payton. But, it is not only Chicagoans that adore the larger-than-life athlete, it is all sports fans.
Walter Payton’s legend has been carried on by his foundation.The foundation takes an active role in helping those less fortunate and provide positive opportunities. So it is an honor to be part of the legacy of Walter Payton. Now, not only are you able to indulge in bidding on this spectacular game worn sideline jacket but you will be able to aid in giving the Walter Payton scholarships to those students who need it most. A receipt from the foundation will be provided with the appropriate charity information.
Within the same breath of MJ, Banks, Fridge, Halas and Ditka there simply is never enough gratitude Chicagoians can exude toward the running machine Walter Payton. This blue pullover jacket is from the middle portion of Payton’s career. Collar tagging shows it is a Russell Athletic XL late 70s-early 80s. Payton’s jersey number is prominently featured on the left sleeve and the orange Bear logo is present on the front chest. The jacket exhibits awesome wear with overall crinkling and a stale sweat odor. Also included for provenance is a photo of Eddie Payton holding the jacket.