The son of former Green Bay Packers tailback George Sauer (who played on that team’s first-ever championship installment in 1936), New York Jets wide receiver George Sauer, Jr. played an integral role in his club’s improbable Super Bowl III triumph. The offered New York Jets home jersey was worn and signed by Sauer, Jr. during the early portion (1965-1967) of his tenure in the upstart AFL. The green durene pullover garment features twill identifiers, proper “MacGregor” tagging and an adjustable crotch flap. On the back "8," Sauer has signed in black marker ("8" strength) and inscribed "#83." The all-original item shows light wear and comes with a full photo LOA from Dave Miedema. This Gotham gridiron relic is a most desirable survivor in the realm(s) of AFL, Jets and MacGregor apparel. More on our website.
The green durene pullover jersey features “83” sewn to the front and back in white twill and to the cream-colored shot sleeves in green twill. In solid white twill, “SAUER” is sewn to a nameplate atop the back number. On the front crotch flap, two sets of (3) buttons facilitate proper fit. The back crotch flap has (3) fastening holes and is also home to a “MacGregor” size “46” label, a size “L” flap tag and a vintage laundering instructions tag. The mid-1960s, incidentally, marked the end of MacGregor’s run supplying uniforms to professional sports teams.
As for Sauer, Jr., he paced the NFL with 75 receptions in 1967 and capped off the following season by hauling in eight passes for 133 yards in the Jets’ stunning 16-7 Super Bowl III victory. His role in the Jets' rise to prominence only adds to the mystique of this Sunday apparel item.
In additional to the LOA from Dave Miedema, this jersey comes with an LOA from the Sauer family.
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