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It wasn't a typo, per se. When Alstott first played for the Bucs in the orange jerseys, his name was spelled wrong on the nameplate, and not corrected until a few games later.

I think that is one of the actual misspelled jerseys that the team owner had in possession.

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IDK if its just a mistake or whatever but.

Bryan Glazer, the Buccaneers executive vice president, presented Alstott with his first Tampa Bay orange game jersey, on which his name was misspelled, Alsott.

He wore it at least twice in NFL games in his rookie season in 1996.

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A-Train makes one more stop for fans

By Joey Knight, Times Staff Writer

In print: Monday, October 20, 2008

TAMPA ? One of the two framed No. 40 jerseys the Glazer family presented Sunday evening to the most revered wrecking ball in Tampa Bay history was the creamsicle one he wore in his inaugural game.

It remains in mint, misspelled condition.

The first "T" still is missing from the A-Train's last name.

"Honestly, I didn't realize it until after I put it on and I was playing," Mike Alstott recalled moments after Sunday's halftime tribute, where his status as arguably the most beloved player in franchise history seemed reaffirmed. "Being the young rookie, you're thinking about other things."

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Wow, thats really funny, i never knew that they had mispelled it.

I've always loved Alstott, as a 16-year old now, i basically grew up watching him pound people to the ground and bulldoze people with ease. He was exciting to watch, and someone who i think is a lock for the hall of fame. Thanks for the good times, #40.

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Interesting that the Creamsicle jersey also has the period-appropriate Wilson "Golden W" logos on the sleeves, rather than Reebok's omnipresent vector. This would seem to lend a lot of credence to the orange jersey being an actual gamer from way back when, rather than a replication.

Also, note that the color and striping on that kids "throwback" jersey are painfully off. Come on, Reebok, do something right.

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Interesting that the Creamsicle jersey also has the period-appropriate Wilson "Golden W" logos on the sleeves, rather than Reebok's omnipresent vector. This would seem to lend a lot of credence to the orange jersey being an actual gamer from way back when, rather than a replication.

Also, note that the color and striping on that kids "throwback" jersey are painfully off. Come on, Reebok, do something right.

I thin it's partly because it's screened and not material. I think the jersey is actually too dark.

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Mike Alstott has been and always will be my favorite player to ever take the field. I had the pleasure of meeting him and getting him to sign my Alstott jersey at the 2002 Pro Bowl. It was easily one of the greatest moments in my sports life. To see him get so much praise and to even have his digit retired by the team makes me extremely happy to be a Bucs fan.

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Mike Alstott has been and always will be my favorite player to ever take the field. I had the pleasure of meeting him and getting him to sign my Alstott jersey at the 2002 Pro Bowl. It was easily one of the greatest moments in my sports life. To see him get so much praise and to even have his digit retired by the team makes me extremely happy to be a Bucs fan.

Absolutely, still looking to get his jersey, now it's going to be tough to find.

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The old man standing behind Alstott -- Is that Archie?? :blink:

I had yet to notice an old man, hell it took me awhile to notice Mike, his family or the jerseys with that cheerleader there. As Hawks fans we were discussing how they need to import some of the Bucs cheerleaders to our squad, this only solidifies my point.

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Mike Alstott has been and always will be my favorite player to ever take the field. I had the pleasure of meeting him and getting him to sign my Alstott jersey at the 2002 Pro Bowl. It was easily one of the greatest moments in my sports life. To see him get so much praise and to even have his digit retired by the team makes me extremely happy to be a Bucs fan.

Absolutely, still looking to get his jersey, now it's going to be tough to find.

Only for a couple years, and then you'll be able to drop a bundle on a M&N version.

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Mike Alstott has been and always will be my favorite player to ever take the field. I had the pleasure of meeting him and getting him to sign my Alstott jersey at the 2002 Pro Bowl. It was easily one of the greatest moments in my sports life. To see him get so much praise and to even have his digit retired by the team makes me extremely happy to be a Bucs fan.

Absolutely, still looking to get his jersey, now it's going to be tough to find.

I got one...BWAHAHAHAAHAA!!!

*AHEM* sorry--had to get that out my system.

(Kum-bah-yaa, mah Lord...kum-bah-ya-aa-ah...)

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Interesting that the Creamsicle jersey also has the period-appropriate Wilson "Golden W" logos on the sleeves, rather than Reebok's omnipresent vector. This would seem to lend a lot of credence to the orange jersey being an actual gamer from way back when, rather than a replication.

The framed jersey is the actual jersey that he wore on the field, not a replication of it.

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I had the pleasure of attending junior high with Mike. In a class of only 29 kids at a catholic school, I knew him pretty well way back then. He was always a good guy. I also have a little notebook thing that we compiled & received before graduation. Among the many things in there, they asked to list our dream job. Mike listed NFL Football Player.

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If they didn't do that on purpose, that is REALLY embarrasing for the Bucs organization. What a great player he was...
Bryan Glazer, the Buccaneers executive vice president, presented Alstott with his first Tampa Bay orange game jersey, on which his name was misspelled, Alsott.

He wore it at least twice in NFL games in his rookie season in 1996.

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