thrilled to add this sideline jacket to our Game Used Museum in February, 2009! The long, black jacket is pictured
here worn over a 1985 Willie Harper white jersey (#52).
A photo of the raised hood,
which is large enough to fully cover a player wearing a helmet. According to the neck tag, the material used to
make the jacket is 100% nylon. It has seven buttons and snaps down the front.
A close-up view of the upper
jacket, showing the Russell Athletic tag and gray inside liner material. Russell also provided all jerseys worn by the Gamblers. While
the 100% nylon tag may disagree, the inner lining of this jacket feels like it's made of cotton.
Here's a rear view of
this classic jacket, proudly displaying the Gamblers team city and name in white screened letters. The outer shell
definitely has a waterproof or water resistant feel to it. According to the size tag, this jacket is an extra large
-- allowing plenty of room and protection for a fully-padded Jim Kelly, Tony Fitzpatrick or Pete Catan.
The video below shows this jacket
(or similar ones) in action during the Gamblers at Generals contest on April 7, 1985. Jim Kelly, Todd Dillon, Richard Johnson
and several others can be seen wearing them.
A close-up view of the rear design.
view of the Russell Tag and inner material. This jacket came in handy during the frigid "away" games played in places
like New Jersey and Chicago!