Jersey signed by Jerry Rice

Manufactured by
Mitchell & Ness Co., American, founded 1904
Signed by
Jerry Rice, American, born 1962
Subject of
San Francisco 49ers, American, founded 1946
National Football League, American, founded 1920
Medium
polyester, nylon, and spandex
Dimensions
H x W: 31 1/2 × 38 1/2 in. (80 × 97.8 cm)
Chest: 24 in. (61 cm)
Type
jerseys
sports uniforms
Place depicted
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Place made
China, Asia
Date
1994-2016
Description
A Mitchell & Ness San Francisco 49ers throwback jersey signed by Jerry Rice. The jersey is all red with white details. The front of the jersey has a white number [80] stitched on at center. In the top right of the chest there is a NFL 75th anniversary patch sewn on. The patch has a blue and green background with a [75] and the NFL logo at center. In the bottom right corner of the front of the jersey, there is a throwback patch. The patch has a depiction of a football player and text that reads: [Throwback / (NFL logo) / Authentic / Nostalgia Co. / Mitchell & Ness / Philadelphia, PA / NFL Players]. Below the throwback patch, a sewn on tag reads: [1994 / Jerry Rice]. Three white bars adorn each sleeve. At the interior neck, there are two small tags on top of one another. The first tag is white with red lettering that reads [Nostalgia Co. / Mitchell & Ness / Philadelphia, PA. U.S.A.]. The second tag, underneath the white tag, is red with white lettering and reads: [44 (L) / Made in China]. Inside the bottom hem are two white tags with black lettering. The first tag has materials and care instructions. The second tag has serial numbers, the Mitchell & Ness logo and a QR code. The back of the jersey has the name [RICE] sewn on white lettering at the top. At center, the number [80] is sewn on in white. Jerry Rice’s signature in black ink is located inside the [0].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Football
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. Harry Edwards
Object number
2016.66.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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