MEARS auctions is excited to present this fully documented, picture perfect, 2010 (MEARS A10) Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning game worn jersey for our final 2013 auction.
Although it was a season opener loss for the Colts against division rival Houston, Peyton Manning still threw for 3 Touchdown’s which included a 14 yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne, 10 yard TD pass to Dallas Clark, and finally a 73 yard TD pass to Austin Collie. He finished the day 40-of-57 with 433 passing yards.
To date, this is the first MEARS A10 Peyton Manning ever offered by our company for auction. For this auction, MEARS conducted a complete evaluation and grading of this 2010 Manning gamer. Supplied by Reebok, we confirmed they were the correct supplier of Colts jersey for the 2010 season. Example for support include:
2010 Brandon James
2010 Peyton Manning
It was also confirmed that the Reebok tag was correct for the era. The design which included the following information, “Engineered by Reebok to the exact specifications of The National Football League” compared favorably to other examples in the MEARS database.
The style is the blue road jersey which has a mesh body shell, spandex side panel, solid yoke, and short sleeve. #18 appears on the front, sleeves, and reverse. “MANNING” is sewn on non-seriffed letters onto a nameplate. The “Captain” patch is found on the upper right chest. Comparison to numerous images from the September 12th, 2010 vs. the Texans show the jersey is correct with respect to cut, materials, confirmation of the Captains patch, lettering, and numbering, and sleeve width.
The size, “4” LB, 50” is attached to the manufacturer which is found on the bottom tail. This is correct when compared to the Size 12-27-09 example that has entered the hobby. Jersey exhibits a solid amount of medium game wear. Very distinct puckering can be found on the lettering and numbering. Contact marks are visible under inspection on the reverse numerals, with several very distinct contact marks on the reverse 8. The degree of use is exactly what you would expect to find on a 2010 Manning. On the reverse uniform number “1”, a near flawless “Peyton Manning, Game Used” autograph and inscription appears.
In the world of modern football uniforms, Peyton Manning jerseys with full documentation are quite rare. This example is only 1 of 3 documented 2010 Manning gamers. Per our research, this is also just 1 of approximately 20 known and documented Manning gamers.
Final Grade (MEARS A10): Based on a review of manufacturer, size, measurement of game wear, and review of the accompanying provenance, MEARS was confident to assign this jersey a perfect A10 grade.
LOA Troy R. Kinunen / MEARS. COA from Steiner