A two-time Pro-Bowl selection at offensive tackle, Tunch Ilkin spent thirteen seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and holds the distinction of being the first Turk to play in the NFL.
Here we present his 1987 white road jersey constructed of lightweight nylon durene with “62” on the front/back/sleeves, all sewn-on in black tackle twill and “Ilkin” sewn onto the verso nameplate in gold/black tackle twill. Gold/black striping adorns the sleeve cuffs and the tagging includes a “Sand-Knit” exclusive tag, “Sand-Knit 50” size tag, and “87” year swatch.
The garment exhibits tremendous game wear with at least FIFTEEN TEAM REPAIRS, hit marks, and fraying to the identifiers. Comes with letter of provenance from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jersey comes directly from the Steelers archive and come with an LOA from the Steelers. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Steelers Archives items will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research.