Game Worn Football Jersey 

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

Sacramento Gold Miners

The 1993 Sacramento Gold Miners

The 1993 Sacramento Gold Miners Dance Team

Jimmy Kemp - Quarterback (Wake Forest)

Jimmy Kemp began his career with the Sacremento Gold Miners in 1994 as a third-string quarterback behind David Archer and Kerwin Bell. Kemp followed the team to San Antonio in 1995 and moved up the depth chart to the primary backup behind Archer. After the US teams folded, he was selected in the 3rd round (27th overall) of the dispersal draft by the Montreal Alouettes. After 8 games with Montreal in 1996, Kemp was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In 1997, he signed as a free agent with Edmonton where he played two years. The Eskimos traded him to the Toronto Argonauts in 1999 along with DL Inoke Brekterfield for DB Marcello Simmons and QB Nealon Greene and he spent his final three seasons in Toronto. Kemp reportedly sat out the 2002 season in a dispute with the team over moving expenses and did not play in the league again. In his CFL career, he competed 831 of 1,490 passes (55.8%) with 61 touchdowns and 79 interceptions. His father, Jack Kemp, was a star with the Buffalo Bills before becoming a Congressman and running with Bob Dole on the Republican ticket in the 1996 US election.

This Starter jersey is from the 1993 set but was used in 1994. No one wore #15 for the Gold Miners in 1993. Kemp completed 5 of 10 passes in 1994 for 54 yards. This one shows minimal use, which matches Kemp's limited action on the field that season. I sold this jersey to another collector in 2018.

Robert Stevenson - Guard (Florida State)

Robert Stevenson's biggest claim to fame may be the fact that he was one of the offensive lineman who blocked for Emmitt Smith in high school. At Florida State he was recognized by Football News as a second team All-American in his senior season in 1992. Stevenson attended training camp with the Atlanta Falcons in 1993. He signed with the Sacramento Gold Miners of the CFL as a free agent in April 1994 and appeared in 15 games. Stevenson followed the team from Sacramento to San Antonio in 1995 as the team became the Texans in the lone star state. He appeared in all 18 Texans games that year and was credited with six special teams tackles. When the US teams folded after the 1995 season, Stevenson signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Rough Riders and appeared in 15 games for them in 1996. The Rough Riders folded after the 1996 season and Stevenson was selected by the Montreal Alouettes in the dispersal draft on March 12, 1997 in the 4th round (29th overall). Stevenson did not suit up for a regular season game for the Alouettes.

This is another Gold Miner jersey from the 1993 set that was used during the 1994 season. The sleeves still have the traditional cut while the sleeveless lineman jerseys first appeared in the 1994 Starter sets. Stevenson wore this jersey for road games in 1994. 

Herschel Currie - Defensive Back (Oregon State)

Herschel Currie started out as a receiver in college with the Oregon State Beavers before being converted to defensive back. He played just one season in the CFL with the second-year Sacramento Gold Miners in 1994. Over that season he was credited with four special teams tackles. He appeared in one game in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals that same year. Currie would later suit up in the Arena League from 1997 to 1999 with the San Jose SaberCats where he picked off 10 passes including a very impressive 8 in 1997 alone. This Starter size 46 long home teal jersey shows light use which is consistent with Currie's playing time with the Gold Miners that year.

Tony Hargain - Wide Receiver (Oregon)

Tony Hargain was a two-sport star (basketball) at Oregon before being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 8th round (221st overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft. He did not make the roster but signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and caught his only passes in the NFL in 1992. His statistics that season were 17 receptions for 205 yards in 12 games. The Chiefs waived him at the conclusion of 1993 training camp. Hargain also had stints with the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos but did not dress for either team. Hargain signed with the Sacramento Gold Miners in 1994. That season, he appeared in 13 games for the Gold Miners and caught 39 passes for 617 yards in his only CFL season. Hargain was selected by the London Monarchs in the 5th round (29th overall) of the 1997 World League player draft but did not play for the team. Since his playing days ended, Hargain has enjoyed a successful career in the business world. He founded Hustlin USA Clothing in 2003, which is now a top apparel line for billiards players. Also of interest is that according to the Los Angeles Police Department, a former associate of Hargain’s at Oregon (Sammie Archer III) assumed his identity while attempting to consign a stolen Picasso painting to Christy’s Auction House in Beverly Hills before getting busted. Hargain was not involved.

Hargain wore this Starter road white jersey with the Gold Miners in 1994. The elastic cuffs have been cut off both sleeves. There is some cracking on the front number mostly concentrated on the bottom. The jersey shows light to moderate game wear with a few impact marks on the shoulders.

Rod Harris - Wide Receiver (Texas A&M)

Rod Harris was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 4th round (104th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft and was used as a kick returner in his rookie year. In 1990, he returned kicks for both the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. Harris spent the entire 1991 season with the Eagles and caught his only 2 NFL passes that year. In the NFL, he totalled 87 kick returns in 3 years but also fumbled 13 times. Harris began his CFL career with the expansion Sacramento Gold Miners in 1993. He caught 90 passes for 1,379 yards and 7 majors in 1993 and followed that up with another excellent year for the Gold Miners in 1994, catching 86 passes for 1,280 yards and 10 TDs. In both years, Harris was named a CFL West All-Star. In 1995, he signed with the Shreveport Pirates but played only 6 games, catching 8 passes. He spent 1996 and 1997 in Saskatchewan and totalled 105 receptions there. His final two seasons in the CFL were with the BC Lions in 1998 and 1999. Harris would end his CFL career with 367 receptions for 5,413 yards and 28 TDs. He also returned 3 punts for touchdowns.

Harris wore these Ripon size 34 short pants during his tenure with the Gold Miners. It comes complete with original belt. It shows solid game wear with a major repair across the left knee, an unrepaired hole about an inch long on the lower right side along with some piling and turf staining in both knees. From the inscriptions on the waist, it appears these pants may have been used by a couple of other players. One number cannot be made out while there is a teal number 44 that has been scribbled out with black marker. I could find no player being issued number 44 for the Gold Miners so it was likely a player who went to training camp with the team but did not make the squad.

Robert Turner - DB (Washington State)

Robert Turner wore this Starter size 48 jersey for home games at Hornet Field for Sacramento Gold Miners in 1994. In 9 games during his only season, he was credited by CFL statisticians with 18 tackles, 5 on defense and 13 on special teams.