Game Used Sideline Jacket

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Circa 1984-85

Houston-Gamblers.com was 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.


A closer 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! 


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