Fall Premier Auction 2013
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Worn by the five-time Pro Bowler in the Vikings' Week Seven loss to the Steelers, this is an amazing artifact from the player who just narrowly missed breaking the all-time single-season rushing mark held by Eric Dickerson just three years later. This Vikings road jersey shows nothing short of phenomenal game use, looking for all the world like the jersey worn by a tenacious runner who might have come up against the top defense in the land and yet still amassing 69 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries as the Vikes fell 27-17 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. It was the Vikings first loss of the season (6-1) in a regular-season campaign that would run to 12-4 and an NFC North Division crown.
As noted, the white-mesh jersey shows simply astounding use, especially on the front where dirt covers much of the white mesh area around Peterson's No. 28, and collision marks can be seen virtually everywhere on the shoulders, sleeves and back. Aside from enough game use to make your teeth ache, all elements of the jersey appear to be problem-free and in largely as-issued condition. The tail of this shirt is hemmed straight across the bottom with an elastic hem and no manufacturer’s tags remaining; inside the rear collar is a white strip tag with “09-44 L”. Player No. 28 appears on the front, back and on both shoulders in purple tackle twill with a yellow embroidered border. "Peterson" appears across the back in purple tackle twill on and white nameplate. The sleeves and ribbing are custom with an elastic spandex hem and each feature the Reebok logo patch. At the V-neck is the “NFL Equipment” logo shield with “VIKINGS” block-letter embroidered patch below. At the rear collar is the team “Viking” patch. Game-day usage is attested to by photo matching from two separate images; the vast arsenal of authentication also includes a sticker attached to the inside tail from J.O. Sports noting game usage from 9/25/09 at Pittsburgh, and a Certificate of Authenticity from the Vikings.