Lance Alworth’s Archive – Pro Football Hall of Fame Jacket

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lance alworth hall of fame jacketLast week I got a call from Lance Alworth’s office.  Lance had some football memorabilia at his office, and he was hoping that I could archive it along with the rest of the momentoes from his distinguished football career.  I picked up several items, the most interesting of which was his Pro Football Hall of Fame jacket.

It turns out that the Hall of Fame reissued jackets to all inductees this past summer.  The clothing manufacturer, Haggar, has made the coats for nearly 35 years.  The HoF called on them this year to update the garments to ensure that all inductees will be wearing the same coat, and not 30+ years worth of variations.  A bit of research told me that many of the jackets are simply huge.  For example, former Green Bay Packers defensive end, Willie Davis, wears a size 60XL!  Lance’s is much smaller, and quite a neat piece of clothing.

lance alworth hall of fame jacket

lance alworth hall of fame jacket

Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.



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One Response to Lance Alworth’s Archive – Pro Football Hall of Fame Jacket

  1. Great memento, Todd. I like that “PRO FOOTBALL Hall of Fame Enshrinee” patch. It frosts me that now they wear a patch with the NFL shield (even Billy Shaw, who never played in the NFL), perpetuating the misconception that it’s the “NFL” Hall o Fame.

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