Mid-Summer Classic Auction 2013
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He was named 1967's defensive rookie of the year, Lem Barney went on to be selected to seven Pro Bowls, and this was blazing jersey was from his second Pro Bowl. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive backs in Detroit Lions history. During his time in the NFL (all of which were in Detroit), Barney had 56 career interceptions, and also gained over 1,000 yards returning kickoffs and punts. In Barney's first pro start, he intercepted the first pass in his direction from Green Bay's Bart Starr and ran for a touchdown. This Size 46 jersey shows light game use, with the appropriate Rawlings red tag on the right front along with a Wm Fredericks Company of Culver City, California smaller tag beneath it. All of the silk-screen red and white elements are nothing less than sensational; a blue Sharpie Lem Barney autograph on the "2" from his number on the back ups the ante even more, with inscriptions added of his No. 20 and "Pro Football Hall of Fame '92." Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Lem Barney.