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Alan "The Horse" Ameche was a two-time NFL champion and Heisman Trophy winner who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts, making the Pro Bowl four times, winning the 1955 Rookie of the Year, leading the league in rushing that season.  An achilles tendon injury cut his career short, leaving him one of just four players named to the 1950s NFL All-Decade team not in the Hall of Fame.

Ameche is best remembered for "the greatest touchdown," the final score in "The Greatest Game Ever Played" - the 1958 NFL Championship game between the Colts and the New York Giants, at Yankee Stadium.  Ameche actually scored two touchdowns in that game, but it was the final one, a one-yard run with 6:45 left in overtime that put the Colts over the top.  Until 2017, that score was the last overtime touchdown in NFL Championship history.

The jersey dates to the 1957-60 time frame, a MacGregor size 46 jersey with evidence of heavy use.  Ameche's number 35 is stitched on the front, back and shoulders, with small areas of repair throughout, where holes were sewn.  Ameche signed the jersey in blue fiber tip marker at the right breast.  

This jersey was a prized possession in the collection of Ted Patterson, who surmised that the jersey may have been the jersey worn when Ameche scored the famous touchdown.  Sadly, it is not.  However, it exhibits clear evidence of use, along with the provenance of longtime Baltimore broadcaster Ted Patterson, who obtained the jersey directly from a former Colts employee.  In outstanding condition, the jersey has received a perfect grade of A10 from MEARS.  An outstanding piece, one of the finest vintage jerseys we have handled.

Outstanding 1957-60 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts Road Jersey - MEARS A10Outstanding 1957-60 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts Road Jersey - MEARS A10Outstanding 1957-60 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts Road Jersey - MEARS A10
Outstanding 1957-60 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts Road Jersey - MEARS A10
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Minimum Bid: $2,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,995
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Sunday, November 29, 2020.
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