Mike Alstott 1996 Rookie Season Buccaneers Team-Issued Game Jersey, Signed. This is a very rare piece of Tampa Bay Buccaneers history and only for the most serious collector. In 1996 the Buccaneers wore their original orange and white uniforms for the last time. Subsequently, after the end of the season, a few of their team-issued jerseys were offered up for sale This is one of those jerseys. The jersey was cut and altered by the NFL to Mike’s specifications and issued to him personally for use in games played during the 1996 season. The jersey was hand signed by Mike Alstott on the back #4 in black Sharpie on August 27, 2011, I photographed Mike signing the jersey at a local promotional appearance where he recognized the jersey and confirmed it was genuine, (see photo). The signature has no certification, however the photo and the items pictured from the day of the appearance will be included with the jersey. This jersey is significant because most other examples of Mike’s jerseys from the 1996 season had his name mis-spelled on the back nameplate as “ALSOTT”. Only a couple of the jerseys were corrected to the appropriate spelling and this is one of them. All letters are 2-layer twill stitched onto a nameplate. All numbers are 2-layer twill stitched onto the jersey. Wilson logo patches are sewn onto each shoulder of the jersey. The shoulder yoke is quilted, and the sleeves have sewn “gusset holes” (for the purpose of making the sleeves tighter using laces). Two features limited only to team-issued jerseys in the 1990’s. All necessary and league-exclusive tagging is in place, including the Wilson jocktag, along with the attached year tag reading “96” and the size flag tag reading “48”, can be found stitched just below the back collar. These tags can only be found on official team-issued jerseys and are significantly different to retail jersey tagging. The NFL shield is stitched to the bottom of the V-neck collar. The item “RARE Mike Alstott Team-Issued Signed 1996 Rookie Season Game Jersey Buccaneers” is in sale since Tuesday, April 19, 2016. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Football-NFL\Jerseys”. The seller is “66otis66″ and is located in Bradenton, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, TR, BR, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.
- Autograph Authentication: Not Authenticated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States