Kaepernick spent six seasons as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and was recognized as the most dynamic player in the NFL. He became the starting quarterback midway through the 2012 season, replacing Alex Smith. His 181 rushing yards against the Green Bay Packers in the first game of the 2012 playoffs remains a quarterback single-game NFL record, and he’d go on to lead the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl that same year for the first time since 1994.
This Reebok-brand white jersey with red lettering and detailing features “7“ on front, back and shoulders in red tackle twill with “Kaepernick“ across the back shoulders above the centered “7“. Kaepernick signed his name on the red “7“ on the back in silver Sharpie as well as “2011 Game Worn Rookie Jersey“.
Kaepernick’s jersey joins the previously announced lineup of artifacts from sports legends, Michael Jordan and his historic 1984 signing day rookie NBA official Chicago Bulls game jersey, and Kobe Bryant and his 2004-2005 Reebok brand Los Angeles Lakers alternate jersey and a used Spalding brand Official Game Basketball signed “Kobe Bryant/ 24“.
“Today, Colin Kaepernick, now more than ever, transcends sports like Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson and other athletes before him, who used their power and presence in the sports arena to take a stand against injustice,“ said Darren Julien, CEO/President of Julien’s Auctions. “Julien’s Auctions is proud to add this exceptional piece of sports history to our collection of over 500 items from sports icons such as, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, whose influence and impact changed the game and our world.“