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 - Defensive Back (Illinois State)



Antoine Worthman played three seasons in the CFL.  He appeared in 7 games for the Toronto Argonauts in 1992 and totalled 9 tackles and a sack.  In the 1993 season, he appeared in only one game for the Argonauts.  His stats included three tackles and one fumble recovery.  Worthman signed with the expansion Shreveport Pirates in 1994 and dressed for 14 games while wearing this jersey for home games.  That season, he made 33 tackles and had a quarterback sack and two interceptions in his final year in the CFL.  Worthman later intercepted seven passes over six seasons in the Arena League with the Tampa Bay Storm (1996-98, 2000), Buffalo Destroyers (1999) and Detroit Fury (2001).







Eldonta Osborne - Linebacker (Louisiana Tech)



Eldonta Osborne went undrafted out of Louisiana Tech but started his pro career by making the Phoenix Cardinals squad in 1990 as a free agent. Osborne played one season with the Cardinals, appearing in 12 games and recording a sack. It wasn't until 1994 before we would see Osborne again as he resurfaced back in Louisiana with the CFL's expansion Shreveport Pirates. Osborne would suit up for both years of the Pirates' existence. He wore the purple jersey for home games at Independence Stadium in 1995. Osborne would play 32 games overall for the Pirates and record 77 tackles and one interception. We've managed to acquire both Osborne's 1994 road white and his 1995 home purple Pirates jerseys for our collection. Both have decent game wear with the 1994 jersey more heavily impacted on the field.









Greg Ballard - Wide Receiver (Kansas)


Greg Ballard played parts of both seasons in the two-year existence of the Shreveport Pirates.  In 1994, he dressed for two games and caught 3 passes for 61 yards.  In 1995, he also suited up for two games and made one 15-yard reception.  These were the  pants Ballard wore in Shreveport, as denoted by his number written in the waist.  The pants feature two repairs and may have also been put to use by the team for other players during the team's two seasons.







Robbie Keen - Punter (California)



Robbie Keen was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 9th round (244th) overall in the 1991 NFL Draft but was released before the season.  Keen spent the 1992 season with the WLAF's Frankfurt Galaxy where he was 7 of 12 in field goals 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.  Keen wore this jersey for road games in 1995 with the Pirates and finished the season with 129 punts for an average of 43.8 yards.  Keen was apparently adept at passing as well 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.







Fred Montgomery - Wide Receiver (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.