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Lot # 886: 1956 Ernie Davis Elmira Free Academy Game Worn High School Jersey with Letter from Davis' Mom

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $8,500.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2020 Fall Classic",
which ran from 11/11/2020 7:00 PM to
12/11/2020 11:00 PM

Great lot in this 1956 game used jersey worn by Ernie Davis as a sophomore at Elmira Free Academy. Comes with a copy of the LOA from Ernie Davis' mom when she sold these items originally in 1989, the letter specifically states "This is a jersey Ernie wore in games as a sophomore at E.F.A. The jersey is a white home jersey number 58." White cotton offering with blue 58 on front and back shows great use with three team repairs, crotch piece is present and intact with Rawlings size 46 and wash tag, along with EFA Elmira NY" stamp representing the school, which has since been renamed the Ernie Davis Academy in honor of the 1961 Heisman Trophy winner while at Syracuse who died tragically young from leukemia before having the chance to reach his superstar potential.

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