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1976 Tony Dorsett Game-Worn Pittsburgh Panthers Jersey – COA 100% Authentic Team Grade 19/20

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating

Winning Bid: $5,124.35

Winning Bid: $5,124.35

Auction ends: August 19, 2018 1:15 AM
Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Total price with Buyers Premium: $6,149.22

Bids count: 5

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First, we want to point out that the public could NOT buy this type of jersey.  The only people that would have had access to these type of jerseys are player’s, managers and team employees.  This jersey was worn by Tony Dorsett in 1976 during his Heisman Year Season.   Tony Dorsett has signed this jersey in his hand, “Tony Dorsett, Heisman 1976, My Game Worn Jersey.”  (Tristar)

Seen below is the Dorsett Tear Away from LeDonne’s collection, which matches the font exactly on the one offered here.

  • Game-Used Auth Status
    Pass
  • Total Grade
    19/20
  • Player
    Tony Dorsett
  • Product
    Game-Worn Jersey
  • Condition
    2 = Appears in used condition, laundered
  • Jersey Material-Buttons
    Flannel, Pullover
  • Modifications
    2 = 2 or more modifications or attributes designed for/by player
  • Numbering
    Correct For Player, Heat Transfer, Number Placement Back, Number Placement Front, Sleeve Numbering
  • Photomatch
    2 = Possible Photo Match
  • Player Lettering
    Applique on jersey
  • Sewing Examination
    Professional
  • Provenance
    3 = Player Inscription On Item
  • Size
    large
  • Tagging
    4 = Positive direct match on all tags
  • Tagging Laundry
    Included on manufacturing label
  • Wear
    6 = Premium Use for this Type of Jersey Style

Tagging is a direct match to 1975-78 era Russell Athleti1c examplars. We found this style Russell Athletic manufacturer label on many game-used jersey’s of this era. This means that this “type-style” label was available and used by Russell Athletic on game used jersey’s.  After reviewing the few tear away jersey’s available, we see that the Russell Athletic tagging is consistently inconsistent.  It is not unusual that different variations of the Russell Athletic tagging is the consistent norm on the tear away college jerseys.  When determining the authentic tagging you want to look for the similar style of Russell Athletic tagging available for the era which this one does have.  Tagging is an e”xact match” of tagging during this era.

After examining similar tear away’s of the era, we see that the NOB irregular font style is consistent with the other exemplars from this era.  Size font is varies from 2 13/16″ to 2 15/16″ which is noticeably seen.  This type of font variation is very normal for this style tear away.  We have to remember that this “tear away” jersey style was banned in 1979.   The same irregular font style is found in deceased collector Gus Le Donne’s Collection and an exact style match on tagging, style, font, and size had come out of the Newport Beach Museum.

You don’t have to be from Pennsylvania or Texas to sing the praises of Anthony Dorsett Sr. Forget the Heisman, forget the 99-yard T.D., and set aside the 12,739 yards rushing, 398 catches, and 91 T.D.’s. He was – simply put – beautiful to watch, poetry in blazing motion, elusive and gliding, and tough when he had to be…and all tucked into a 5’ 11”, 190-pound frame if you care to believe the trumped-up physical dimensions of this dynamo.

When Dorsett was at Pitt, he wore “tear-aways” for the most part, sometimes 3 or 4 in one game. This one survived unscathed, and though it’s not torn to shreds the wear is considerate. It is representative of Dorsett at the collegiate level. The light cotton material is correct in weight, composition and color hue. The numeric identifiers and accompanying striping are exact for that era. The NOB is screened directly, in single-color white, and in proper font and location. The size ” L” Russell tail label is correct for Dorsett, and the cross-over knit neck was a Russell feature intended to add luster to the flimsy jersey’s appearance. Dorsett was known to cut his jersey tails, he occasionally left them as originally made as is apparent on this white cotton gamer.  The tail does have a tear and there is evidence of some field wear on the shoulders.  Natural aging of the cotton also is apparent.

Because we were not able to identify an exact photomatch, this gem of a gamer, scores a whoping 19/20, missing a perfect score by just a hair.

This is a DYNAMO of a jersey coming from Dorsett’s Heisman year where Tony Dorsett himself has “ordaned” the jersey to be his during his famed 1976 Heisman season.   An iconic piece of game-used jersey history.  A collector at one point in his life must own one.

Current Jersey Russell Athletic Tag

1976-78 Russell Athletic Tag Examplar

Examplar From LeDonne Collection on top of Current Jersey.

Additional information

Weight3 lbs
Authentication

Sport

Character Family

,

Team-Football-NCAA

Pittsburgh Panthers

Original/Reproduction

Game-Used Auth Status

Pass

Total Grade

19/20

Player

Product

Condition

2 = Appears in used condition, laundered

Jersey Material-Buttons

Flannel, Pullover

Modifications

2 = 2 or more modifications or attributes designed for/by player

Numbering

Correct For Player, Heat Transfer, Number Placement Back, Number Placement Front, Sleeve Numbering

Photomatch

2 = Possible Photo Match

Player Lettering

Applique on jersey

Sewing Examination

Professional

Provenance

3 = Player Inscription On Item

Size

Tagging

4 = Positive direct match on all tags

Tagging Laundry

Included on manufacturing label

Wear

6 = Premium Use for this Type of Jersey Style

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