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MAC Gems: More ultra rare college sports memorabilia looking for a home

Truly one of a kind.

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There was a little bit of history made last week. On the October 28th edition of MAC Gems, we featured a pair of Central Michigan game used football pants. Through the magic of the internet we were able to play a part in reuniting the pants with the man who made them famous.

It was an emotional day in the Hustle Belt offices. We’re hoping to strike gold again as we’ve more lonely memorabilia looking for a home. WHAT ELSE COULD YOU POSSIBLY WANT TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON? Your November 4th MAC Gems:

Akron Zips Game Used Women’s Basketball Jersey

If you’re an Akron Zips hoops fan, this is truly a must have. Seller states that this game used women’s basketball jersey is from the 2002 season. That would mean that it once belonged to Lindsay Hemmelgarn, and she was no slouch. The 5-foot-8 guard from New Weston, Ohio was named to the All-MAC Freshman team and when she graduated from Akron her 39% career three-point percentage was good for 7th in school history. Pick up this piece for $85 after shipping.

Miami RedHawks 1986 Women’s California Bowl Watch

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. The RedHawks were the Redskins in 1986, save the history lesson, we all know that. The ‘86 Miami team, coached by Tim Rose, went 8-3 in the regular season and earned a trip to the California Bowl against the San Jose Spartans, champions of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association. The game did not go well for Miami, the Redskins turned the ball over six times and were thumped 37-7. It’s interesting the note that the Spartans fumbled six times themselves, but only lost possession once. Miami would not appear in another bowl game until 2003. If you need something to remind you of that day in December of 1986, make with 157 bucks and it’s yours. Actually, seller will hear offers, see if $80 gets it done.

1979 Len Wirtz Watch

Another timepiece, though this one will run you a bit more. ASK ANY OF YOUR 70 YEAR OLD FRIENDS ABOUT 1950’S MAC OFFICIATING AND LEN WIRTZ IS THE FIRST NAME THAT WILL COME UP. Seriously. Wirtz started his career calling games in the MAC and would eventually become one of the most respected names in all of basketball. MAC, Big 10, ACC, NBA, he’s done it all, and he called arguably the greatest basketball game ever played. Wirtz received this watch for his work in the 1979 NCAA Championship Game between Larry Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores and Magic Johnson’s Michigan State Spartans. Own this piece of history for $750 or make an offer.

Central Michigan Vintage Luggage

Can’t say I’ve ever come across something like this before. I can see this on a shelf in a man cave, something a little bit different from game used or autographed basketballs and footballs. I don’t know the story behind this and neither does the seller, but it comes with a key, and it’s pretty damn cool. SAMSONITE! 70 bucks and it’s yours, offers will be heard, so pick it up for half that.

Ohio Bobcats Game Used Football Jersey

The 1994 Ohio Bobcats football season was a forgettable one. 100 years of OU football was celebrated with an 0-11 effort that lead to the departure of head coach Tom Lichtenberg. The closest the Bobcats came to a win that season was a 5-0 loss to Utah State on September 17th. It looks as if Ohio has scrubbed the memory of this team from the internet, because I can’t even find a ROSTER for the ‘94 squad. So I’m not going to be able to tell you who #76 was in 1994. It also just occurred to me that someone could have taken a green #76 jersey and slapped a Bobcats patch on it. Seems like too much work to make $50 though. Oh, well. Hopefully you learned something about the worst team in Ohio Bobcats history.