At some point around 1974 or 1975 the Lions switched from the durene Wilson jerseys to those made of a mesh material.
These were made by Sand-Knit of Berlin, Wisconsin, a division of Medalist Industries.
The LIons moved indoors to the domed Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium (later called the Silverdome) in 1975.
Accordingly, the durenes would have last worn at home in 1974. I'm told for a period of time the team used
both durene and mesh jerseys on the road, depending on the game day weather.
Note the progression, from mesh to knit collars, and from single-layer mesh shoulders to double-layer
mesh shoulders to nylon shoulders and sleeves. No spandex side inserts in this era.
For a short period of time, the Lions had sparkly, metallic silver numbers and sleeve stripes on
their home Honolulu Blue jerseys. In 1982 the Lions changed to white numbers, outlined in silver. Sleeve
stripes returned to silver (actually, gray), trimmed in white. The 2003 Lions yearbook states that the sparkly silver
was only worn from 1980-1981. Photos from Topps trading cards and other sources indicate they were worn