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1991 Bo Jackson Chicago White Sox Game Worn Jersey – “1991 Comisky Park Inaugural Year” – 3rd Party Authentication Letter
Lot #577

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1991 Bo Jackson Chicago White Sox Game Worn Jersey – “1991 Comisky Park Inaugural Year” – 3rd Party Authentication Letter
Lot #577
This white pinstripe knit jersey by Rawlings was worn by two sport star Bo Jackson while playing for the Chicago White Sox in 1991. Bo was drafted 1st overall in 1986 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after winning the 1985 Heisman Trophy while at Auburn. After a controversy with the Buccaneers, where he told them he would never play for them, Bo decided he was going to play baseball and joined the Kansas City Royals who had drafted him in the 4th round of the 1986 Baseball Amateur Draft. After spending 53 games in the minors, Bo was called up to the Royals in September of 1986 and joined the Royals full time in 1987. Since Bo held true to his word not to play for the Bucs, they forfeited his rights before the 1987 NFL Draft. Bo was then drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 7th round of the 1987 NFL Draft. Jackson’s interest was piqued by the opportunity to play both sports so a contract was negotiated where Bo would be able to join the Raiders after the entire Royals season was finished.



Jackson played both baseball and football until a 1991 hip injury ended his football career. The Royals, not wanting to pay Jackson’s salary while he was rehabilitating from the football injury, released him on March 18, 1991. Jackson finished his baseball career with 3 seasons in Chicago with the White Sox and then one final season with the California Angels.



Overall Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, made the 1990 NFL Pro Bowl, Played in the 1989 MLB All Star game and won the MVP of that game. To this day, Bo is the only player to be named an All Star in two major sports. Without injuries, Bo would most likely be considered one of the greatest athletes of our generation.



The game wear on the shirt is light as Bo played in only 23 games in 1991. Sewn to the right shoulder is the Comisky Park 1991 Inaugural Year patch. On the right breast, above the player number, is an autograph in Bo's own hand. The Rawlings manufacturer and size tag is sewn in the hem along with year tag and a “T” tag for body tapering. This jersey will be accompanied by a 3rd party authentication letter.