New Orleans Saints - 1980's Archie Manning Game-Worn Tear Away Home Black Jersey
Archie Manning fathered two of the NFL's brightest stars in sons Peyton and Eli. Proud papa, however, was no marginal QB when he called the plays for the New Orleans Saints. Traditionally one of the worst teams of the 1970s, Manning took his poundings every Sunday, yet he was a two-time Pro Bowler.
This [size] "50" jersey was worn by the popular quarterback during the mid '70s. On this tear-away style N'awlins gamer, all of the numerals are screened on in two-color gold and white. The sleeve ends feature gold and white striping. "MANNING" is screened on the reverse in single-color white (crackled). Tail tagging dating to the mid-70s (’74-76) is a Russell Athletic [size] "50." The jersey shows great wear with crackling on the identifiers, a hole in the front and a tear on the right sleeve.
The Saint’s equipment manager Dan Simmons gave this jersey to the father of the Chicago Bears ballboy. Essentially, it was a birthday gift for the ballboy who admired Manning as one of his heroes. The father very much appreciated the well-connected favor from Simmons (as the dad went to school with Simmon’s daughter Theresa at St. Catherine's and helped obtain the approval for the Bush/Budweiser license for the Superdome).
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