Transplanted to Baltimore with the remnants of the ill-fated Miami Seahawks franchise, the original Baltimore Colts endured woes similar to those of its predecessors. As a result, Colts 1947-1949 AAFC (All-American Football Conference) artifacts are among the rarest and most coveted in the hobby. This team-issued sidelines jacket is one such prize! Tailored from green wool with white leather sleeves, the button-down garment features the team’s equine-themed logo sewn to the left breast in white-and-gray pile, with an AAFC football-shaped logo patch sewn to the left sleeve in red-white-and-blue pile. There are (2) front pockets and the collar’s interior is home to a vintage “House of Harter” label. Pre-dating the subsequent franchise's familiar "blue," the item shows light wear and is an incredibly well-preserved survivor.
All original and unaltered, the jacket also features green stretch ribbed material lining the collar, waistline and sleeve endings. While the wear is light and there are no identifiers attributing the jacket to a specific player, it is most certainly a team-issued jacket, as these were not available on the retail market.