Fall Premier Auction 2013
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Treat yourself to a New York Jets throwback helmet worn by quarterback Mark Sanchez in a November 1, 2009 home game vs. the Miami Dolphins. Drafted #5 overall out of USC in 2009, Sanchez became the first Jets rookie in 49 years to start on opening day. The Jets went 9-7 with the rookie under center and made it to the AFC Championship game before falling to the Colts. On this particular 11/1/09 game, Sanchez was brilliant going 20-35 for 265 yards, 2 TD's and no INT's. He added a rushing TD for good measure. Ultimately, his performance was overshadowed by a record day from the Dolphins' Ted Ginn Jr. who had two 100+ yard kickoff returns for touchdowns (both in the 3rd quarter) helping Miami escape with a 25-20 win.
This navy blue Riddell XL throwback helmet with gold stripe commemorates the New York Titans and the AFL's 50th anniversary. No numbers appear on the back as was the style of that era. Sanchez's number '6' sticker appears inside the right earhole. The Riddell sticker label on the inside left underneath the white padding reads '01-09' for month and year issued. Shell of helmet remains clean and shiny apart from one noticeable mark on the rear. The chinstrap is attached and all elements are essentially as-issued in problem-free condition.
Comes with a New York Jets COA signed by Chris Pierce, Sr. Director of Merchandise Sales.