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Walter Payton’s high school letterman jacket up for auction

Walter Payton’s high school letterman jacket is up for auction this month as part of the Worthridge Fall Sports Auction.

The opening bid is $2,000, and so far there hasn’t been a bid on the item. The auction will run until Saturday.

Here’s some more information about the jacket:

Up for auction is Walter Payton’s personally owned letterman’s jacket from Columbia High School in Mississippi. Payton attended Jefferson High School for his freshman and sophomore years before integration forced the school to merge with Columbia High School. Payton became the undisputed star of the integrated team, scoring at least one touchdown in every game of his junior and senior seasons.

This was Walter Payton’s high school letter jacket, obtained directly from the Payton estate. It is mostly gold in color with blue sleeves and two “C” letters in blue on each side of the chest, one letter for track and one for football. The jacket shows heavy wear throughout. There are several tears in the sleeves and a couple small holes in the lower back. Seven buttons appear down the front. No manufacturer or size is given, although we would call it a large.

This is an incredible piece that comes directly from the family of the great Walter Payton. It comes with a LOA from the estate of Walter Payton.

Payton ran for more than 16,000 yards during a 13-year, Hall of Fame career with the Chicago Bears.

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