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Absolutely among the most fascinating articles of football regalia ever offered at public auction, this 1880s-1890s uniform somehow survived the savage games of the past. Here is an impressive and extremely rare, canvas-style ensemble of a turn-of-the-century football union suit. Includes: canvas lace-up vest with shoulder pads (repair on right shoulder pad); matching Spalding quilted and padded pants; matching reeded shin guards pair; padded leather "dog-ear" helmet; and an early football. An amazing ensemble from the infancy of football. Medieval in its appearance compared to today's garb but beyond doubt the potential centerpiece of any football collectors den! The suit's components reflect standard wear and aging, overall EX condition. Note: the appearance of one or two of the elements—particularly, the uniform top—lends itself to the notion that they were likely worn by a child or an adult that was small in stature.
Beautiful and Complete Turn-of-the-Century Union Suit (5 Items) Including Period Helmet and Ball
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