Game Worn Football Jersey 

A game worn / game used football collection from the CFL, USFL, WFL, XFL, WLAF, NCAA, NFL, and Arena football leagues.

Oakland A's

Mike Heath - Catcher

Mike Heath began a lengthy pro career when he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2nd round of the 1973 MLB amateur draft. He worked his way up the team's minor league system and made his debut for the Yankees in 1978 and played 33 games for the team that season. The Yankees traded Heath along with pitchers Sparky Lyle, Dave Rajsich, Larry McCall and infielder Damingo Ramos to the Texas Rangers for outfielders Juan Beniquez and Greg Jemison, pitchers Dave Righetti, Paul Mirabella, Mike Griffin. Heath spent time in the minors for the Rangers until being dealt by the club to the Oakland A's midway through the 1979 season along with infielder Dave Chalk for pitcher John Henry Johnson.

Heath became a regular in the A's lineup after the trade, initially splitting receiver duties with Jim Essian. He ended up being the A's primary catcher for much of his seven seasons with the club. Heath was known for his strong arm and versatility, having started games at every position during his career. His best seasons were arguably 1984 and 1985 where he averaged 139 games and 13 home runs. Prior to the 1986 season, Heath was dealt by the A's to the St. Louis Cardinals along with pitcher Tim Conroy in exchange for pitcher Joaquin Andujar. He only lasted a half season with the Cardinals before they traded him to the Detroit Tigers along with a player to be named later (Mike Laga) for pitcher Ken Hill. Heath became a free agent after the 1987 season but resigned with the Tigers, who lost their long-time starter, Lance Parrish to the Philadelphia Phillies in free agency that same offseason. Heath remained with the Tigers until the end of the 1990 season and spent one final season with the Atlanta Braves in 1991, signing with them as a free agent. Over his career, Heath played in 1,325 games with a batting average of .252 and 86 home runs.

This Wilson size 40 jersey was worn by Heath during the 1982 season for home games. It comes from the second set of alternate home white jerseys used by the team. The A's also donned their "Wedding Gown White" Sunday home jerseys at the Oakland Alameda Country Coliseum that year, which would mark the final season that style was put into use. This jersey has what appears to be dirt staining in spots on lower areas of the garment. 

Moose Haas - Pitcher

Moose Haas was drafted out of Franklin High in Baltimore by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2nd round of the 1974 MLB Draft. He was a dominant pitcher in high school and quickly moved through the Brewers farm system to debut in the major leagues in 1976 at just 20 years of age. He would earn a regular spot in the Brewers starting rotation the following season. Haas broke a Brewers team record with 14 strikeouts in a game on April 12, 1978. The record stood for 26 years until broken by Ben Sheets. At the end of spring training in 1986, Haas was traded by the Brewers to the Oakland A's in exchange for reserve infielder Steve Kiefer, catching prospect Charlie O'Brien along with minor league pitchers Pete Kendrick and Mike Fulmer. Haas pitched his final two seasons in Oakland before retiring. Over his career, Haas went 100-83 with a 4.01 ERA and pitched for the Brewers in the 1982 World Series against the Cardinals. His best season was arguably 1983 as he led the league with a .813 winning percentage by going 13-3 for the Brewers with a 3.27 ERA in 25 starts. Haas was inducted into the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992.

This yellow alternate jersey from the first team set was worn by Haas in 1986. It features two color block numbers on the back along with block letters in green sewn straight across the back with no curve. This was the final year of this style of alternate jersey. The team wore these alternates for five seasons from 1982 to 1986. Haas posted a 7-2 record in 12 games (all starts) for the A's in 1986 with a 2.74 ERA. The jersey remains in excellent condition.