Certainly not worthy of Antiques Road Show, but I just came across another family heirloom in a box in the garage.
I doubt many of you have ever seen this or even remember it.
After his 1980 Winston Cup Championship season, Wrangler produced a #2 Dale Earnhardt / Wrangler tee shirt for the 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Season celebrating Dale's first Championship.
The shirts were sewn in Wrangler sewing plants in the United States of America. The screen printing was sourced by Earnhardt family friend, Paul "Little Bud" Moore and the shirts were sold at the track by Little Bud for Dale. Wrangler's accounting department kept up with the royalties for Dale.
I still have no camera at the house, so a partial scan is the best I can do right now.
This scan shows just the front of the shirt... it was white with blue long sleeves and a blue neck band. Dale was wearing one of those fancy cowpoke hats with a Wrangler hat band on it. The artist caught every single one of Dale's crow's feet on each eye... a real rarity.
This particular shirt is a child's size Large worn by my then 5 year old daughter, Gwyn during the 1981 season. She'll be 37 in December.
When Wrangler and Dale affiliated with Richard Childress and changed the car number to #3 in late summer 1981, all remaining shirts and all other Wrangler / Earnhardt souvenir items bearing the number 2 were shredded and burned.
Thought you might enjoy.
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updated by @dave-fulton: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM