JO Sports has been busy this football season. The Las Vegas-based company started small, with just a couple of contracts to sell game-worn NFL jerseys and helmets.
The company just opened a new 4,000-square-foot store in the Boca Park Shopping Center, a high-end grouping of retail outlets in the city.
They also reached a deal to become the exclusive distributor of Michael Vick game-worn gear and autographs.
Their game-worn contract with the Minnesota Vikings recently brought Brett Favre’s final game-worn helmet to the inventory. The helmet from the Vikings-Bears game in which Favre suffered what turned out to be a career-ending concussion arrived last week. Favre was slammed violently to the ground and the helmet, according to JO Sports’ Sales and Marketing Manager Matt Almond, still has the turf pellets embedded behind the screws and elsewhere. JO Sports is currently gauging interest from serious collectors for what is a significant piece of NFL history.
With the NFL regular season over, closets and boxes at the store are full of unwashed, game-worn jerseys shipped directly from the teams. The unique nature of the business attracted the attention of KLAS-TV: