Game Worn Football Jersey

A game worn / game used football collection from the CFL, USFL, WFL, XFL, WLAF, NCAA, NFL, and Arena football leagues.

Baltimore Stallions

Memorial Stadium - Home of the Baltimore CFL Colts / Stallions

Mike Pringle - Running Back (Fullerton State)

Mike Pringle was selected in the 6th round of the 1990 NFL Draft and played three games for the clubs and carried the ball two times for nine yards.  He was released by the club the following year.  In 1992, he played with the Sacramento Surge of the WLAF.  Following the WLAF season, Pringle was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos in June 1992 and played in 3 games.  The Eskimos released him in July of that season.  In March of 1993, Pringle was back in Sacramento as he signed with the new US club in the CFL, the Gold Miners.  He was sent to the expansion Baltimore CFL Colts in May 1994 to complete an earlier trade between the two clubs.  It was in Baltimore where Pringle became a star in the league, rushing for 1,972 yards in 1994 and 1,791 in 1995 to help the Stallions win the Grey Cup.

Pringle's performance in Baltimore brought interest from the NFL and a deal with the Denver Broncos.  He was a late camp cut and returned to the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes in 1995, rushing for 825 yards in just 8 games. He rushed for 1,775 yards in 1997  in yet another outstanding season.  His best year would come in 1998 when Pringle became the first CFL running back to eclipse 2,000 rushing yards in a season when he gained 2,065.  He followed up that season with another three stellar campaigns with the Alouettes, rushing for 1,656, 1,778 and 1.323 yards from 1999 to 2001.  In 2002, Pringle was being phased out by Alouettes coach Don Matthews in favour of the talented but troubled Lawrence Philips, a former high draft pick of the St. Louis Rams.  He signed a free agent deal with the Edmonton Eskimos for his two final seasons in the CFL and surpassed 1,000 yards in both seasons.  In his career, Pringle played in 188 regular season games, rushed for 16,425 yards with a 5.6 average per carry.  He was the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 1995 and 1998 and remains the league's all-time rushing leader.  The Alouettes retired the seven-time CFL All-Star's number 27 jersey in 2005 and he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

This Starter size 46 jersey was worn in the Grey Cup against BC and the home Playoff game against Toronto.  It has been photo matched to the Grey Cup game. There are 20 significant repair marks and dozens of impact marks on the jersey.  It is hammered and leads me to believe that Pringle wore this jersey for most, if not all of the 1994 season. 1994 was Pringle’s breakout year on the way to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He rolled up 1972 yards on the ground, 442 yards receiving and even 814 yards in kick off returns while scoring 16 touchdowns.  The jersey has the old style CFL neck logo and the numbers are screen printed on.  Pringle’s name is screen printed to the nameplate, which is sewn on to the jersey.  The 1994 Grey Cup Vancouver patch is sewn to the upper left chest and it has started to tear away from the jersey. There is very light cracking and fading of the screened on numbers and logo.  

Mike Pringle's Game Worn Pants!

Mike Pringle's jersey is accompanied by his Baltimore Stallions game pants with the #27 penned inside.  Although the pants have not been photo matched, it’s believed they were worn in the Grey Cup with this jersey. They have light wear and probably were only worn one or two times.  The jersey and pants were obtained from a collector from Las Vegas in 2012, who obtained them from another collector in Florida.

The 1994 Baltimore CFL "Colts"

Jearld Baylis - Defensive Tackle (Mississippi State)

Jearld Baylis was selected by the New Orleans Breakers in the 1984 USFL Territorial Draft.  He registered 4 sacks in his rookie season and another 6.5 with the franchise in Portland in 1985. 

After the USFL folded, Baylis signed with the Toronto Argonauts as a free agent in August 1986 and racked up 16 sacks in his three seasons there.  In March of 1990, he was part of a blockbuster trade that saw him moved by the Argos along with QB Rick Johnson, linebackers Willie Pless and Tony Visco, slotback Emmanuel Tolbert and defensive back Todd Wiseman to the BC Lions for quarterback Matt Dunigan.  The Lions would replace their star QB with Doug Flutie, who signed in June.  Before playing a regular season game for the Lions, Baylis retired due to injury and did not play in 1990.  He returned in 1991 and played seven games for the Lions.  The Lions released Baylis in October 1991 and he signed as a free agent with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in June 1992 and spent two seasons in Regina.  Baylis was the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 1993 when he racked up 11 sacks and 18 tackles for loss.  As a free agent in 1994, Baylis signed with the expansion Baltimore CFL Colts (later Stallions) and was there for both seasons of their existence and helped them win a Grey Cup in 1995.  The Stallions would move to Montreal but Baylis did not  not play in 1996.  During his CFL career, Baylis registered 42 sacks in 129 games and was a four-time All-Star. 

Baylis closed out his pro career with a year in the Arena League, splitting the 1997 season with the Milwaukee Mustangs and New York CityHawks.  Baylis was credited with three quarterback sacks with the CityHawks.  This particular jersey is littered with team repairs.

John Congemi - Quarterback (Pittsburgh)

John Congemi joined the Toronto Argonauts as a free agent in 1987 and played four seasons as a part-time starter before being shipped to the Ottawa Rough Riders for K Dean Dorsey, DL Leonard Johnson, and LB Brian Warren.  Congemi resigned with the Argos as a free agent in 1992 and was released prior to the 1993 season.  After a stint with the Arena League's Miami Hooters, Congemi was inked by the expansion Baltimore CFL Colts (later Stallions) where he wore this jersey backing up Tracy Ham.  Congemi completed 23 of 49 passes in 1994 with 0 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.  I remember him for being the victim of a controversial hit by Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman James Curry in 1987, which ignited a feud between Curry and CFL Commissioner, Doug Mitchell.  Congemi has been a college football analyst for the Big East Network and ESPNU for many years.  I sold this jersey to a University of Pittsburgh collector in April 2014.

Peter Tuipulotu - Fullback (Brigham Young)

Peter Tuipulotu began his pro career by signing as an undrafted free agent with the NFL's San Diego Chargers in 1992.  He appeared in six games that season on special teams and did not register any offensive statistics.  Tuipulotu was released in training camp by the Chargers in 1993 and he signed with the CFL's expansion Baltimore CFL Colts in March 1994.  In his first season in Baltimore, Tuipulotu rushed the ball only 13 times for 42 yards since he was the fullback blocking for Mike Pringle as he rolled up almost 2,000 yards.  He was an effective receiver out of the backfield though with 53 receptions for 657 yards and was named a CFL All-Star.  The following season, Tuipulotu carried the ball 6 times for 15 yards and added 19 catches for 249 yards in 17 games.  In 1996, Tuipulotu played one final season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he rushed for 35 yards on 11 attempts and added 31 receptions for 297 yards.  

This Starter jersey size 48 has the old style CFL neck logo and the numbers screen printed on.  Tuipulotu's name is screen printed to a nameplate and sewn to the back of the jersey.  The 1994 Grey Cup patch is sewn to the upper left chest and the jersey was most likely worn in the home playoff game against Toronto and th Grey Cup versus BC.  The jersey has moderate to heavy game wear with at least five team repairs on the shoulder and arms.  There is very light cracking and fading of the screened on numbers and logo. The armpits have been cut at the elastic cuff for greater freedom of movement.  This jersey was obtained from Grey Flannel Auctions in 2011.

Here is Peter Tuipulotu's 1994 road white to make a matching set.  This jersey was obtained from Grey Flannel Auctions in 2011.  The 1994 Grey Cup Vancouver patch is sewn to the upper left chest and the jersey was most likely worn in the away playoff against Winnipeg.  The jersey has heavy game wear with at least 8 team repairs on the shoulders, arms and chest.  There is very light cracking and fading of the screened on numbers and logo.  The armpits have been cut at the elastic cuff for more freedom of movement.  The jersey has been matched to a photo by Scott Grant. 

Karl Anthony - Defensive Back (Southwest Missouri State)

Karl Anthony attended Southwest Missouri State as a junior college transfer from Blinn. As a pro, Anthony signed with the Calgary Stampeders in 1990 and appeared in one game that season. He would be a starter in the Stampeder secondary for the next three seasons. His best year would be in 1993 when he picked off six passes and racked up 145 return yards along with two fumble recoveries on his way to being selected as an All-Canadian. In 1994, he signed with the expansion Baltimore team, where he wore these pants. Anthony would pick off three passes in 1994 and help the team reach the Grey Cup. His last season would be in 1995 but would only play in one game. For his career, Anthony picked off 17 passes and returned two for touchdowns in 71 games.  After his playing days, Anthony became a high school football coach.

The 1995 Stallions - Only Non-Canadian Grey Cup Champions

Irv Smith - Defensive Back (Southern Mississippi)

Irv Smith started his pro career by attending New York Jets training camps in 1989 and 1990.  He then spent the next two seasons with the WLAF's London Monarchs where he picked off 2 passes each year. Smith bounced around going to camp with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, spending time on the Saskatchewan Roughriders practice squad as well as having tryouts with the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.  Smith refused to quit and made the expansion Baltimore CFL Colts (later Stallions) roster in 1994 and picked off 6 passes as a rookie and was named a CFL Eastern All-Star.  He was with the club in 1995 when it became the only non-Canadian club to capture the Grey Cup.  After the CFL's US teams folded, Smith moved with the organization to Montreal to reform the Alouettes.  Smith spent the next six seasons in Montreal where he was named an Eastern All-Star again in 1996, 1999, and 2000.  Smith would end his career with 31 interceptions in 138 CFL games.

Carlos Huerta - Kicker (Miami)

Carlos Huerta was a walk-on at the University of Miami who became an All-American.  He was selected in the 12th round by the San Diego Chargers in the 1992 NFL Draft but did not make the squad.  He signed with the Houston Oilers in 1993 but was released during camp.  In 1994, he inked a deal with the CFL's expansion Las Vegas Posse and appeared in every game for the team.  He made 38 of 46 field goal attempts with a long of 54 yards and added 6 rouges.  Huerta was awarded the Jackie Parker Trophy as the Most Outstanding Rookie in the Western Division.  The Posse folded after one season in the desert and Huerta moved to the Baltimore Stallions as a first round pick (12th overall) in the dispersal draft.  With the Stallions, Huerta made 57 of 72 field goal attempts in helping them to a Grey Cup title.  Huerta spent 1996 in the NFL where he appeared in one game for the St. Louis Rams and three games with the Chicago Bears where he made 4 of 7 field goals attempted.  In 1998, he played with the Arena league's Florida Bobcats and suited up for one final CFL game, a playoff contest for the Toronto Argonauts.  Huerta then spent 1999 to 2001 with Arena's San Jose SaberCats.  He made 37 of 85 field goal attempts through the narrow uprights in the AFL.