This is a rare CFL All-Star jersey used in the mid-1970's. The league held All-Star games in the preseason on a semi-regular basis during the decade using top performers from the previous season. While information on these games is spotty and footage online is non-existent, I believe this jersey was used in the 1974 All-Star contest by Saskatchewan Roughrider cornerback Jim Elder and was recycled for use in the 1976 game and worn by Montreal Alouette wide receiver Joe Petty. The CFL did not stage an All-Star game in 1975.
Jim Elder picked off four passes for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1973 and overall intercepted 10 balls over six seasons in the CFL with the Ottawa Rough Riders, Saskatchewan and the Toronto Argonauts after playing college ball at LSU.
Joe Petty played tight end at Arizona State and was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 16th round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He hauled in 30 passes for 575 yards for a 19.2 average as a rookie in 1975 with the Alouettes and played in 11 games and caught 11 passes over the 1976 and 1977 seasons with the club.
This mesh jersey was made by Southland Athletic, who also supplied game jerseys for the Montreal Alouettes in the mid-1970's. The style of the stars and colour of the jersey is very similar to the previous CFL All-Star game jerseys that Southland also supplied for the league earlier in the decade. The stars on the shoulders and Elder's name are sewn directly on the back of the jersey. A nameplate with the name Petty was sewn over top of Elder's name. The nameplate is partially removed, perhaps the work of a previous owner of the jersey.