With NFL titles, the league’s first cheerleaders, a marching band and a horseshoe-shaped stadium nestled in the middle of a residential neighborhood, it’s unfathomable that the Baltimore Colts endured an about-face reversal of fortune and fled the city in the middle of a chilly night in 1984. For those still clinging to those Waverly football memories, this 1960s jacket was worn by a Colts player when all was right on 33rd Street. The blue wool button-down garment features an “NFL” badge logo and Colts team logo patches sewn to the left front and “BALTIMORE COLTS” sewn in white twill to the back. Heavy wear is evident. More on our website.
There are two front pockets with white trim lining the openings. Blue-and-white striped stretch ribbed cotton lines the collar and sleeve endings, while the team name on the back is sewn in two-tier style, with “BALTIMORE” arched atop “COLTS.” The satin-like lining remains intact, though the tagging has been removed from the collar’s interior. Heavy wear is evident with color fading, paint loss on the metallic button fasteners and minimal fraying on the interior collar seams. Additionally, there is puckering and dirt stains on the back twill lettering, likely incurred as the wind blew on the sidelines at Memorial Stadium.
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