Gale Sayers Photograph (SG Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
Gale Eugene Sayers, also known as "The Kansas Comet" from his Jayhawk days, is a classic Bear. A two-time All-American at Kansas, Sayers was a first-round pick of Chicago in the 1965 NFL Draft. And Sayers burst upon the pro football scene with the kind of impact that had not been seen in years. In the next-to-last game of his rookie season, playing on a muddy field that would have stalled most runners, Gale scored a record-tying six touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers. For the entire season, Gale scored 22 touchdowns and 132 points, both then-rookie records, on his way to Rookie of the Year honors. And that was just the beginning. Despite a career limited by injuries, Sayers had an amazing impact in his seven season career including having his #40 retired by the Bears and being elected to both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame. In addition, his friendship with fellow teammate Brian Piccolo was the basis for the 1971 movie Brian's Song. An All-Time Bear Great (and member of the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team), we offer this cool b&w 16x20 or 11x14 photograph of Gale as part of our unsigned SG Signature Series that includes an Sports Gallery Exclusive laser-engraved facsimile signature plate. Also included on the plate is "Monsters of the Midway," the Bears classic nickname. Quality Framed with black wood moulding, glass and classic matting, this beauty is a great piece of Sports Art that any longtime Bears fan would love!