Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana’s game-worn jersey, worn throughout the San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl XIX victory over the Miami Dolphins and on the other hand 4 years later in Super Bowl XXIII, offered for a record-breaking $1.212 million on Wednesday.
The opening bid on Montana’s iconic jersey, brokered via Goldin, got here in at $250,000, however 21 bids later, the overall be offering got here in at $1.010 million – $1.212 million in overall with the patron’s top rate.
The acquire shattered the former jersey sale list of $480,000 set in 2022 for a Tom Brady Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey.
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“Coming directly from his personal collection, the Hall of Fame quarterback not only wore this offered San Francisco 49ers jersey during Super Bowl XIX against the Miami Dolphins but also wore it again during his last-second touchdown drive that lifted the Niners to victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII,” the outline of the jersey learn.
Montana first wore the jersey throughout the 1984 Super Bowl when the 49ers toppled Dan Marino and the Dolphins, 38-16. Four years later, due to the thoughtfulness of his spouse, Montana would put on the similar jersey within the Niners’ 1988 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
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“The morning of Super Bowl XXIII, Montana’s wife, Jennifer, took his game-used jersey from Super Bowl XIX out of a scrapbook, and put it in the bag he was bringing to the game, with a note that read ‘Maybe you want to wear it again,’” the outline defined.
Montana would put on the jersey and famously led a 92-yard force to win all of it, 20-16.
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“It’s only right that the two greatest quarterbacks of all-time are still trading off records, even in retirement,” founder Ken Goldin advised ESPN in a commentary.
“Montana was already in rarefied air with four championship rings and three Super Bowl MVPs – [and] with the record-breaking sale of his Super Bowl XXIII jersey, Montana has surpassed Tom Brady on top of that mountain.”