Philadelphia Sphas Vintage French Terry Sweatshirt
Description: Cut from French terry fabric, these new heavy weight crewneck sweatshirts are soft and built to last. Finished with sewn felt lettering and made entirely in the USA.
- Made in the USA
- Red French terry cotton
- Sewn felt lettering
- Vintage cut
- Relaxed fit collar with traditional v notch
- Wide sleeve & waist ribbing
- Item #: PHLNC
League: American Basketball League
History: The Sphas were founded and coached by Philadelphia sports entrepreneur Eddie Gottlieb. At a time when the ranks of professional basketball included many great Jewish players, the Sphas were sponsored by the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association. The team played in several leagues, including the American Basketball League. The Sphas rang up seven ABL titles during their time in the league. After their league days were over, the Sphas found new life as one of the regular traveling opponents of Abe Saperstein’s Harlem Globetrotters.
We recommend washing in a gentle cycle and laying flat to dry in order to preserve the felt work.