Jersey Monday: Deion Sanders (Cowboys)

I was a very conflicted kid in the mid-'90s. Despite being the son of a Steelers fan, I had grown up as a Redskins fan. Those two fan bases don't have much in common, but one thing they do share is their hatred of the Cowboys.

But a lot of times in the modern sports world, individuals trump teams, and that's how I ended up with TWO Deion Sanders Cowboys jerseys. The first was a relatively inexpensive replica, but the second was this high-end Wilson double star model, which I picked up on clearance from Eastbay in 1996.

The jersey was advertised as an authentic, but really it's a predecessor to the Reebok EQT jerseys that are currently available. The numbers and the double stars on the shoulders are all sewn on, but the layering on them is a screen-print effect. Still, back in '96, this was easily the most high-end jersey I owned, and it was frustrating that it barely fit me then (since it was a clearance item, there wasn't exactly a lot of size option available).

Despite the fact that I didn't like the Cowboys then, and my disdain for them has grown in the years since, I still think this is one of the cooler jerseys in my collection, to the point that if Mitchell and Ness offered a throwback of this jersey (whether this blue version or the white version with the blue sleeves), I'd get it, like I did with my Deion 49ers jersey. And yes, I'm aware that they offer Emmitt, Michael and Troy in this style, but I don't care about those guys, I care about Deion.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile. Next week will wrap up the Deion Sanders collection.


  1. Hey Adam, i'm trying to contact u...I am the BIGGEST DEION fan in the world and i would LOVE to offer to buy ur jersey from you....Thats my FAVORITE jersey...PLEASE PLEASE contact me either email is look forward to hearing from the way cool page!!

  2. Sorry, but none of my jerseys are for sale. But thanks for asking.


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