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COLIN KAEPERNICK’S OFFICIAL 2011 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS ROOKIE DEBUT JERSEY JOINS ICONS & IDOLS SPORTS AUCTION

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 2020

Los Angeles, California - (September 17th, 2020) - Julien’s Auctions announced today that Colin Kaepernick’s official San Francisco 49ers rookie debut jersey has been added to the previously announced ICONS & IDOLS: SPORTS, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars’ highly anticipated sports event, taking place Friday, December 4th, 2020, live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com.

The white Reebok “7” signed jersey by the former NFL quarterback, who became the face of this generation’s new civil rights movement and an American cultural figure, is estimated to sell at $80,000 - $100,000. Colin Kapernick's San Francisco 49ers rookie debut JerseyKaepernick wore this jersey in his NFL debut as a San Francisco 49er on October 2, 2011, when he entered the game in the first quarter for a handoff to Frank Gore for a five-yard run against the Philadelphia Eagles.

In 2016, Kaepernick knelt during the National Anthem to bring attention and awareness to racial inequality in the United States. At the end of the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick was released by the 49ers, which led to his present-day banishment from the NFL and his legacy as one of the most prominent figures in sports history worldwide.

In 2020, his positions and actions on and off the field has catapulted him to become a central figure whose kneel became a powerful symbol of protest against racial injustice in America. His peaceful non-violent protest garnered worldwide attention and was featured on the October 3, 2016 cover of Time magazine. In 2018, he signed a multi-year deal with Nike and became the face of the sports brand’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign with appearances in Nike worldwide advertisements that included the quote, “Believe in Something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

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. Colin Kapernick's San Francisco 49ers rookie debut Jersey

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.“

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS PUBLIC EXHIBITION & AUCTION LOCATION

Julien's Auctions
257 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Monday, November 23rd – Friday, November 27th, 2020
Monday, November 30th, 2020

Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Free to the Public

LIVE AUCTION LOCATION

Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills
257 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

LIVE & ONLINE AUCTION

ICONS & IDOLS: SPORTS
Friday, December 4th, 2020

Session VII: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session VIII: 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

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About Julien's Auctions

Julien’s Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, art and sports markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner, Pelé and many more.

In 2016, Julien’s realized $5 million in the historic auction of the Brazilian soccer icon, three-time World Cup Champion and FIFA Player of the Century’s collection of memorabilia, personal property and awards, which featured the sale of Pelé’s 3 World Cup Gold medals, sold for a combined total of US $970,992 (£674,300), including his 1970 World Cup winner’s medal sold for $427,100 (£346,000), which set world records for the most expensive Pelé item and the most expensive soccer medal ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s shattered multiple records of sports jerseys sold at auction in the sale of a trio of historic #23 basketball jerseys worn by Michael Jordan (his historic 1984 “Signing Day” official Chicago Bulls rookie #23 which sold for $320,000, a new world record sale for a jersey worn by the 14 Time All-Star and five-time MVP legend), Barack Obama (the forty-fourth U.S. President’s 1979 #23 Punahou School jersey which sold for $192,000, a new world record selling price for a high school jersey) and Lebron James (the NBA legend’s 2003-2004 official Cleveland Cavaliers rookie year NBA jersey rookie season which sold for $128,000) which combined totaled $640,000 as well as Colin Kaepernick’s official San Francisco 49ers rookie jersey which sold for $128,000, a new world record for most expensive NFL jersey sold at auction. Other notable Sports memorabilia sold by Julien’s Auctions include Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform which sold for $187,500 and NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger Daytona race-winning car which sold for $500,000.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction.

Based in Los Angeles, Julien’s Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com.

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