Sporty’s Converts Vintage Catalog Covers to T-shirts

Now’s the time to upgrade your summer wardrobe

Sporty's 1972 Vintage T-Shirt

Sporty’s 1972 Vintage T-Shirt

Sporty’s has created t-shirts inspired by three of its most popular catalog covers from the 1970s and 1980s. These vintage t-shirts are modeled after classic catalog covers and offer a glimpse into the airplanes that remain as popular today as they were when they were first manufactured. Each catalog cover was originally hand-drawn by a Sporty’s artist – no Photoshop necessary.

Three styles are available:

Sporty’s 1972 Vintage T-Shirt: This t-shirt features a classic taildragger with a sunburst background. This was the Sporty’s cover for the summer edition of 1972.

Sporty’s 1977 Vintage T-Shirt: Taildraggers were really popular in 1977. This retro green and white design was the cover for the July 1977 catalog.

Sporty’s 1980 Vintage T-Shirt: The 80s brought big hair to the masses and a Bellanca to the cover of Sporty’s November edition.

“There’s nothing like throwing on a well-worn t-shirt for a Saturday at the airport,” said Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “With these shirts, you look good and the extra soft 50/50 ring-spun combed cotton/poly blend t-shirt feels broken in from day one.”

Sporty’s 1972 T-shirt [6059A], Sporty’s 1977 T-shirt [5708A], and Sporty’s 1980 T-shirt [5755A] are each available for $24.95 and may be ordered at or by calling 1-800-SPORTYS.


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