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Detroit Lions jersey history album

1987/88 #16

This, and the similar # 94 jersey, are the earliest examples with tapered, spandex side inserts.    
 
Tagged size 54, but only measures 24" pit-to-pit, including the spandex inserts.
 
Mesh, with six-button crotch piece that has been partially cut off.  Double McGregor tail tags date to 1987-1988.  
 
No evidence of game use or nameplate having been attached.  Number 16 was issued to QB Chuck Long from 1986 to 1989.

Chuck Long's NFL Players page

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