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2005 Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears Signed Game-Used Home Jersey

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,406.25

Phenomenal Chicago Bears home jersey worn by future Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher on December 4, 2005, in a game against the Green Bay Packers. Urlacher has personally attested to the jersey's provenance by inscribing it in black Sharpie on the reverse numeral "4": "Brian Urlacher 54 - 12-04-05 Game Worn vs. Green Bay - 2005 DPOY [defensive player of the year] - 2005 Central Div. Champs." That first-party provenance, combined with the substantial game-use wear, has resulted in the jersey receiving a perfect grade of A10 by MEARS. The navy mesh jersey is numbered "54" on the front, reverse, and each sleeve. "Urlacher" is lettered upon a nameplate on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in white on orange tackle twill. The initials "GSH," in honor of former Bears owner and coach George Halas, appear on the left sleeve. Located on the left front tail are a "Reebok" label and adjacent "50" size tag. Both the year and jersey size ("05-50") are noted upon a white strip tag in the collar. Lettered by hand, in silver marker, on the top of the interior collar is the notation "Packers '05" (done to properly inventory the jersey according to its specific game). The jersey is all original, with no alterations, and displays moderate-to-heavy use. The degree of use is indicative of Urlacher's hard-hitting reputation. Numerous grass and dirt stains are evident along all of the numerals (front, reverse and sleeves), especially upon the reverse and and left sleeve. In addition to the jersey's provenance and Urlacher's personal declaration, MEARS has also positively photo-matched this jersey to images of Urlacher from the December 4, 2005, game against the Packers. Brian Urlacher is considered one of the finest defensive players in football today. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, he is one of only five players ever to be voted Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year (2000) and Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year (2005) during his career. He is also only the fifth player in Bears history to receive Pro Bowl selections in each of his first four NFL seasons (joining Rick Casares, Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus, and Gale Sayers). This is simply a spectacular game jersey, worn by one the game's elite players, during the course of one of his finest seasons. Graded A10 by MEARS (5 point base grade plus 5 points for the first-party provenance). To date, this is only the fourth Urlacher jersey graded by MEARS and only the second to receive a grade of A10. This jersey has been consigned to this auction directly from the personal collection of world-renowned bat authenticator David Bushing. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,406.25

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