One half of a Penn State backfield tandem headlined by Franco Harris, New Jersey-born running back Lydell Mitchell was drafted by the Baltimore Colts and helped spark that franchise to its last heyday before its untimely departure to Indianapolis. This Baltimore Colts home jersey was worn by Mitchell during his tenure (1972-1977) at Memorial Stadium, which included three successive 1000-yeard rushing campaigns as the club unseated Miami atop the AFC East standings from 1975 through 1977. The blue mesh pullover garment features “26” on the front, back and shoulders in white appliqué and “MITCHELL” on a nameplate atop the back number in like fashion. The vented left front tail is home to a “Medalist – Sand-Knit” Baltimore Colts exclusivity label and a size “44” tag. Light wear is evident on this all-original 33rd Street gamer!
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