From a collecting standpoint, it is always exciting when you are able to match a jersey to a photo or video clip from game action. Don Droege wore the jersey shown below in the Dips June 1, 1980 match against the Cosmos at RFK Stadium. The letters used to spell out the name on the back of Droege's jersey are not consistent with others used during the 1980 season. Those were thicker and a slightly different font, as exemplified by the photo of Johan Cruyff below. There were a few jersey anomalies over the years which will be featured in future posts.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
John Kerr, who played for the Dips during the 1976 & 1977 seasons, passed away from heart disease on June 19. He was a leader in the 1979 movement to unionize the NASL. Mr. Kerr was always kind and candid when I spoke with him, and he was his own harshest critic when discussing past matches. The Dips uncerimoniously released Kerr in the midst of the 1977 season, a move that puzzled many.
Kerr in action during the 1976 season.