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Rock Island Independents 1926 Authentic Football Jersey

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Description: Authentic reproduction of the original 1926 Rock Island Independents Football Jersey. Made on our own knitting machines in our Seattle workshop. This jersey is as authentic as they come!

Product Details:

  • Knitted in our Seattle workshop
  • Made from 16-gauge worsted wool
  • Doubled elbows
  • Hand sewn wool felt #1 on front and back (Jim Thorpe)
  • Item #: RIIFJ

League: American Football League

History: The Independents were formed in 1907 with no company or athletic club sponsorship (hence their nickname). The 1924 club was led by the great Jim Thorpe (#1), "the World's Greatest Athlete". In 1926 Rock Island moved over to Red Grange's new American Football League. Classic knit jersey with repeat sleeve stripes, shoulder yoke, and felt numbers.

Please note: Within the wool yarns, there may be some slight color variations. This is an inherent trait of the authentic wool we use. This should not be considered a flaw, but like the original garment, merely part of its charm.

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Ben P.
Great jersey, fantastic customer service

This is a quick story about EFF's quality and customer service. I am a long-time customer of the company, dating back to the short-brimmed New York Knights cap and home jersey I purchased back in 2000. Since then I've bought several caps, jerseys and jackets. In Jan. 2015 I ordered this fantastic Rock Island Independents jersey. It came out great, but the hitch was that they sent the wrong size. Normally exchanges are done within 30 days, but life got in the way and I ended up asking if I could exchange it 6 months later. They complied, no problem, and I got a great jersey. Long story short, buy with confidence from EFF - you'll be taken care of in quality of product and customer service.