Rare Find: 1983 Washington Redskins Basketball Team

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While rummaging thru some of my Redskins memorabilia I’ve collected over the years I came upon the above gem. It’s a flyer for a ‘Redskins-Basketball’ exhibition game that was sponsored by The Record Den. I attended the exhibition game which was held at Stonewall Jackson HS in Manassas, VA sometime in 1983.

The back of my flyer was signed by Todd Leibenstein, Rich Milot, Tony Peters and Art Monk. According to the notes that I wrote on the back, there were actually 2 games played that night. One saw the Redskins defeat the Manassas Journal Messenger by a score of 39-35. The other game featured the Redskins vs. The Coaches and the Skins won that game 35-34.

I do remember the game and collecting the autographs after. Somewhere, I have photos of the games but I’ve yet to find them. I wish I could remember what kind of low-post game Joe Jacoby had or what type of ball-handling skills Joe Washington brought to the table but I was only 9 years old at the time and I’ve had a shit ton of beers since then.

The Record Den’s flyer brings it’s own amount of awesomeness to the table. The pictures of the latest technology (Walkmans, projection tv’s and Colecovision) send me further down memory lane. Remember, The Record Den can handle all your antenna needs.

I never took my autographed flyer to The Record Den to receive my “special discounts” so I’m worried that I may have missed out on 10% off Frogger. No worries, I was always an ’Erol’s’ kid anyway.

Cheers and Hail

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