Game Worn Football Jersey 

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

Shreveport Pirates                                   

Antoine Worthman - DB (Illinois State) 

Antoine Worthman began his professional career with the Toronto Argonauts in 1992 and would play in 8 games over two seasons with the club. His stats there included 12 tackles, a fumble recovery and a sack. Worthman signed with the expansion Shreveport Pirates in 1994 and dressed for 14 games. He was credited with 33 tackles with a quarterback sack and 2 interceptions in his final year in the CFL. Worthman later intercepted 7 passes in 73 games over six seasons in the Arena League with the Tampa Bay Storm (1996-98, 2000), Buffalo Destroyers (1999) and Detroit Fury (2001). Worthman caught 30 passes on offense over his time in the AFL, all with the Storm, for 362 yards and 4 touchdowns. 

Worthman wore this Starter size 46 long jersey for home games with the Pirates in 1994. It shows decent game wear with several hit marks present. The Pirates had a sharp look with a great colour scheme. The logo was designed to look similar in style to the New England Patriots who underwent a redesign in 1993 and saw a significant boost in merchandise sales as a result.

Eldonta Osborne - Linebacker (Louisiana Tech)      

Eldonta Osborne started his pro career by making the roster of the Phoenix Cardinals of the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech in 1990. He played one season with the Cardinals, appearing in 12 games and recording a sack. Osborne would resurface back in Louisiana in 1994 with the expansion Shreveport Pirates of the CFL. Osborne would suit up for both years of the Pirates existence, playing in 32 games overall and recording 77 tackles and an interception. 

Osborne wore the white Starter jersey for road games in 1994 and the purple Starter shirt for home games at Independence Stadium in 1995. Both have decent game wear in the form of scattered hit marks with the 1994 road white jersey noticeably more heavily impacted on the field with a team repair on each sleeve.

Greg Ballard - Wide Receiver (Kansas)

Greg Ballard played parts of both seasons in Shreveport during the two-year existence of the Pirates. In 1994, he dressed for 2 games and caught 3 passes for 61 yards. In 1995, he also suited up for a pair of games and made one 15-yard reception. Ballard wore these Russell Athletic size 32 pants in Shreveport, as denoted by his number written in black marker in the waist. Ballard was the only player to wear #17 for the Pirates. The pants feature game wear, the most significant examples being two team repairs.

Robbie Keen - Punter (California)                                

Robbie Keen was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 9th round (244th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft but was released in training camp. He spent the 1992 season with the Frankfurt Galaxy of the WLAF where he went 7 of 12 in field goal attempts and punted 45 times for a 37.7 yard average. In 1994, Keen signed with the expansion Las Vegas Posse of the CFL where he launched 138 punts for a 41.7 yard average. When the Posse folded before their second season, Keen was selected in the 3rd round (29th overall) by the Shreveport Pirates in the dispersal draft. He finished with 129 punts for an average of 43.8 yards with the Pirates in 1995. Keen was apparently adept at passing as he completed all 5 of his pass attempts in the CFL, one of which was a touchdown toss for the Posse. He had a perfect passer rating in 3 attempts with the Posse.

This Starter size 46 long road jersey was worn by Keen in 1995. It has all the correct tagging including the Shreveport patch sewn on the left shoulder. The jersey shows limited game wear that is consistent with the position Keen played. There is one large impact mark across the 6 on the right shoulder. The nameplate appears to have been recycled from another player, we have seen other examples of that with the Pirates game equipment.

Fred Montgomery - WR (New Mexico State)

Fred Mongomery comes from a football family. His older brother is Wilbert Montgomery, who starred for the Philadelphia Eagles in the late 1970's and early 1980's. His brothers Tyrone and Cleota also spent some time playing in the NFL. Fred went undrafted out of New Mexico State but went to training camp in 1993 with the Philadelphia Eagles. After his release from the Eagles, he was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to their practice squad in December 1993 but did not appear on the active roster for the team. Montgomery played only one season in the CFL, in 1995 with the Shreveport Pirates where he wore this helmet. Montgomery appeared in all 18 games, catching 30 passes for 447 yards and one touchdown.