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c.1963 Pele Brazil National Team Match-Worn Jersey with LOA

Lot Number 1361

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The first name in world football is spotlighted with this c.1963 Pele Brazil National Team match-worn jersey. No size is given, but this vintage gamer is likely a medium. Classically styled in Brazil's gold and green colors, this sixty-year-old football shirt is simply adorned with an embroidered BNT badge on the left breast, and Pele's instantly recognizable number "10" patches on the back. Two factory labels are sewn inside the collar, with "Ceppo"; and "Superball". Considerable use is noted, along with extensive staining and soiling, however the shirt retains great integrity. Pele was coming off a second World Cup win in 1962, and he and his Brazilian teammates were riding high at the time of service for this jersey circa 1963. 

Accompanying is a Portuguese language LOA signed by the sister of Afonso Celso Garcia Reis, known as "Afonsinho", stating this jersey is from his personal collection, and was a gift from Pele while he was playing for Seleção Brasileira in 1963. A style match for the jersey type can be viewed at Getty Editorial number 495860385, with Pele seen in a photo versus Italy on 5/12/63. 


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