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Jersey Collection

I have recently started collecting rare Iowa Football Jerseys and wanted to share my collection with you. This passion started by networking with other Jersey collectors and it has been fun acquiring some great jerseys!

Below is my collection of Iowa Rose Bowl Jerseys. I have never seen another Iowa jersey collector that has been able to obtain not only 1, but all 3 from the Hayden Fry Era. These are extremely hard to find as most players don't ever let them go. Very honored to own them!

1982 Iowa Rose Bowl Jersey

Rose Printed on Jersey Shoulder

Authentic 1982 Iowa Football Rose Bowl Jersey. Very Cool and Rare! Made by Champion. I love the large holes in the number portion of the jersey.

1986 Iowa Rose Bowl Jersey

Roses Embroidered on Jersey Shoulder

Authentic 1986 Iowa Football Rose Bowl Jersey. Made by Champion. The detail in the 2 Roses embroidered on the shoulders is just amazing.

1991 Iowa Rose Bowl Jersey

Rose Embroidered on Jersey Shoulder

Authentic 1991 Iowa Football Rose Bowl Jersey. Made by Champion. The detail in the Rose embroidered on the shoulders is amazing like the 86 above. Very Cool and Rare!

Displayed Together on My Wall

One of the GREATEST plays in Iowa Football History is a touchdown catch made by Tight End great Jim Gibbons in the 1956 Ohio State vs. Iowa Football game played at Iowa Stadium. This catch and touchdown put Iowa on the National Football map as they won the game 6-0 and went to the Iowa's first ROSE BOWL!

Ohio State was ranked 6th in the nation under Woody Hayes and carried a 17 big ten conference win streak to Iowa City. It was Iowa's first possession of the third quarter on a 2nd and 7 from OSU's 17 yard line. Iowa quarterback great Ken Ploen faked a hand-off and floated a pass to Jim Gibbons in the left corner of the end zone. Gibbons later recalled "Ellwood(OSU Defensive Back) made a mistake..I was the only receiver on the play. We were running the ball in there quick, and we ran the play where it really looks like a running play. I just slipped behind the defender."

I am absolutely THRILLED to own Jim Gibbons Game Worn Iowa Football Jersey. Very neat how these old jerseys had the crotch support. Made by King O'Shea. See pictures below.


Jim Gibbons Game Used Iowa Jersey

Great Game Use Shown

1956 CR Gazette Showing Jim Gibbons Catch

Framed Jim Gibbons Jersey and Newspaper

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