Joe Montana, at age 66, has broken a record held by Tom Brady.

The jersey worn by Montana in two 49ers Super Bowl victories has sold for a record $1.212 million, more than doubling the previous record price for a football jersey sold at auction.

Montana wore the red No. 16 jersey in Super Bowl XIX, a 38-16 win over the Dolphins in January 1985, then he wore the same jersey again in Super Bowl XXIII, a 20-16 win over the Bengals four years later, which featured “The Drive”, a 92-yard march in the game’s final minutes capped by Montana’s winning touchdown pass to John Taylor.

The morning of the 1989 game, Montana found the jersey with a note from his wife Jennifer suggesting he wear it again.

Montana, wearing a jersey that was slightly different from the one donned by his teammates, led the team on “The Drive” — a 92-yard march in the game’s final minutes to turn a three-point deficit into a victory — to capture his third Super Bowl win.

The jersey was sold by memorabilia marketplace Goldin, which also sold a Brady Buccaneers jersey for a record $480,000 last year.

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The sale was part of an auction of Montana’s personal collection through the Goldin marketplace and included Montana’s white Super Bowl XXIV jersey, which also surpassed the previous record figure and sold for $720,000. The 49ers beat the Broncos 55-10 in that January 1990 game, Montana’s third championship win.

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Source:: The Mercury News


Joe Montana’s double-Super Bowl jersey sells for record $1.212 million

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