Grey Flannel Auctions to offer Joe Namath’s photo-matched rookie jersey.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – For more than 50 years, former equipment manager Herb Norman has kept Joe Namath’s rookie jersey and other cherished mementos from his time with the New York Mets & Jets safely stored away. Recently the Norman family has entrusted Grey Flannel Auctions to handle their collection.
Norman spent his career as the equipment manager for the 1973 Mets World Series team as well as the 1969 Jets Super Bowl team. The Namath jersey was gifted directly to Norman’s son by the Hall of Famer himself. The jersey has been authenticated by Photo-Match.com and is the earliest known example to enter the market.
The collection is highlighted by a 1965 Joe Namath AFL New York Jets Game-Used Rookie Jersey. Also included are Norman’s 1969 New York Jets Super Bowl III Championship Ring and 1973 New York Mets National League Championship Ring.
Michael Russek – Director of Operations “This is one of the most historically significant football pieces to ever hit the market. Hobby fresh and photo-matched to multiple games from his rookie campaign, this jersey is likely to set an industry record. We are excited to see how the market reacts to a piece of this magnitude.”