Rock Island Independents 1926 Authentic Football Jersey
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!
- 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.