I'm going to try to post about a few dozen items I've picked up over the past year or so here as time permits. The first is a really special piece! It's the Gophers football locker room sign from the Metrodome. It was used during the entire time the dome existed that the Gophers played there, 1982-2008. The photo on the left is an original photo of the sign in use in a Dome basement concourse. This is one of a kind, obviously extremely rare piece. It's roughly 1.5' high x 3' long, and solid steel.
I've been working on my pontoon renovation for most of the early summer months and it's now complete. The USS Goldy took it's maiden voyage on the Berry Lake chain in Reading, Michigan in late July. Eat your heart out Michigan, MSU, and Buckeye fans! It's safe to say we'll be the only ones rowing the boat out here in southern Michigan.
Hello Minnesota Gopher fans and fellow Gopher gear collectors! Yes, I am still alive and well, and yes this website is still running. I've not made an update to it in well over a year. I guess that's what fatherhood does to you. I have a 17 month old boy, a new home that is about to undergo mancave construction, and a lake place that's undergone a major facelift over this past year. Combine that with a full-time teaching job and it's been difficult to update this site. We've acquired numerous items these past months and plan to get photos up this summer. The mancave photoshoot should be this fall. I'm doubling the size of my display space so I'm excited to see the results! Until then, Go Gophers!
I've decided to sell off the pro jersey portion of my collection. I've put this collection of roughly 75 jerseys together over the past 8 years. With the birth of my soon 3 months ago, I have other priorities. I will soon list some of my MN Gopher autographs as well, and few other rare memorabilia pieces. My Gopher and Big Ten game used collection is NOT for sale, so please don't inquire. Please go to my Pro jerseys page under my collection to find the jerseys available for sale.
If there is something you're interested in, please contact me via the contact tab. I'll respond within 24 hours. Payment via PayPal is preferred, but money orders and checks are also accepted, although allow 7 to 10 days to clear. I live in suburban Detroit, so local pick u is not possible.
Our collection of mini-stadiums of the Big Ten is up and running. Just go to the Our Collection tab above, and then scroll towards the bottom of the page to find the link. We are missing a few of them (I don't plan on adding Maryland and Rutgers), but the ones we do have are up with some fairly detailed photos. Enjoy!
A brand, spanking new addition to the Gopherjereys.com collection. Mike Hohensee's 1984 Washington Federal's jersey. More info and photos on the pro jerseys page on the Our Collection tab.
Another long sought after item just added is this Danbury Mint HHH Metrodome, Gophers version (Vikings and Twins versions were also produced). Check this out with more photos on our memorabilia page of the Our Collection tab.
We recently added a beautiful new Penn State helmet from the mid 2000's to our collection. It's missing the air bladder and some padding, but an overall amazing helmet with the original Penn State chinstrap. Go to our Big Ten helmets page for more photos.
We've been adding numerous items to our collection, but when it's divided between three people, 2 states, and a 12 hour drive apart it takes awhile to get pics and uploaded to our site. At long last, numerous modern era jerseys have been added to our site. Go to the 2012-now section and bowl jerseys section to check out the roughly 8 new items added.
In yet another uniform surprise, the new Goldy helmet had a decal with the outline of the states of Texas and Florida to remember the recent Hurricane disasters and honor the victims. This was a very classy move by our football program and equipment staff.
Matt, Andy, & Shawn post here regarding Gopher uniform info and random college football uniform thoughts.