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Game-Used Bowl Jersey, Tebow Uppercut Edition

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Submitted for the approval of the Mantel society is this game-used jersey of Alex Carrington from the 2010 Senior Bowl. Carrington was a defensive lineman from Arkansas State who used his Senior Bowl invite as an opportunity to get attention from scouts prior to the NFL draft. His efforts paid off, as his performance nudged him up to the 72nd overall pick that year. He went on to play six seasons in the NFL, mostly for the Bills.

I love game-used memorabilia that tells a story or captures an interesting moment. For this reason, I knew I had to snag this jersey when I found a photo of Carrington uppercutting Tim Tebow during the game - an image that became one of Sports Illustrated’s photos of the week. In an age when NFL prospects skip high-tier bowl games to avoid injuries, it feels like ancient history to see one of the greatest college football players ever take snaps in a showcase bowl game. Tebow was battling strep throat that week - I highly doubt this haymaker aided in his recovery.

Even without documentation, it’s safe to assume that this jersey is authentic and game-worn, considering that Under Armor likely didn’t make multiple jerseys for one bowl game and nobody’s bootlegging an Alex Carrington jersey. Even so, I found a game photo that clearly demonstrates the red mark on the front #6 and the loose thread that hangs below the Under Armor logo. Conclusive evidence is always nice.

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Xtreme Photomatching

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One of my favorite pieces of sports memorabilia is this signed game-used L.A. Xtreme jersey of Errick “E-Rupt” Herrin from the XFL’s flagship 2001 season. Herrin was a former US Marine and USC linebacker who thought he would erupt in the XFL (and thus the nickname).

He had a huge game in the infamous double-OT showdown against the Chicago Enforcers that pushed back SNL’s start time past midnight. Although he went on to have a productive season, injuries limited his eruption and he didn’t dress for the “Million Dollar Game”.

Being a collector who needs proof that his jerseys were actually game-used - and being a single guy with no kids - I spent a weekend combing through XFL game footage on YouTube in an attempt to photomatch the jersey. Just when I was starting to conclude that the hours spent watching busted plays and dropped passes were a total loss, Herrin could be seen walking in front of a sideline shot of QB Tommy Maddox in the Week 8 telecast against the Las Vegas Outlaws, giving a clear view of the prominent dirt stain on the jersey’s lettering. Eat your heart out, MeiGray.

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The rise of fake NASL jerseys

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NASL kit collectors face growing challenge in separating the real deal from the fakes

Interest in team-issued NASL kits is growing, which is prompting more imposter versions to be produced

Anyone collect vintage soccer jerseys? Pablo Maurer shares how to tell if the game-used NASL shirt you've been eyeing is real or fake.

https://theathletic.com/5466094/2024/05/02/nasl-kits-cosos-adidas/

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Nothing like Opening Day!

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As a baseball fan, Opening Day is one of my favorite days. It feels like we have officially emerged from our winter hibernation, with so much optimism for the season to come.

Here are a few random items I found from my collection from opening day.:

-Aaron Judge-autographed game-used ball from the first Yankees game in 2020

-Harold Baines’ debut ticket autographed

-One of the first of the larger “pizza box-sized” bases from 2023

-A ticket from the Montreal Expos first home game.

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Owning a piece of the game

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One of the joys of collecting game-used equipment is matching a bat or shoes to a particular game.

I just picked up these cleats of Paul Goldschmidt from his 2017 season to go with a pair of 2017 batting gloves. After searching hi-res photos of Getty Images, I was able to match the size 14 shoes to several games including an Aug. 3, 2017 game in which Goldschmidt hit 3 home runs! He would finish third in NL MVP voting that year.

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