Affectionately known as “Sweetness” to the Soldier Field faithful and title-starved Chicago, Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton was anything but to helpless defenders. This “Wilson” Official NFL Paul Tagliabue signature model football is autographed by the Windy City great whose untimely passing saddened all who knew him. Executed in silver marker, Payton’s autograph takes well to the dimpled surface and projects (“9-10”) strength and clarity. Payton (d.1999) has added an inscription of “34.” Steiner Sports cert/hologram.
Note: the ball presents beautifully, though does not inflate completely.