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Jon Hill
Jon Hill • 1 year ago

1910’s Vintage Leather Football Shoulder Pads by Reach. The offered vintage football shoulder pads were made by the A.J. Reach Sporting Goods Company from Philadelphia, PA. They are a wonderful example of the bare minimum pads that were worn by football players from this era. Some still chose not to wear any pads at all! This particular pair has survived nearly a decade in amazingly excellent condition. The leather remains soft and supple and the compressed felt padding is also nearly perfect. B

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