Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Vintage Jets jacket from 'The Wonder Years' now in Smithsonian (PHOTO)

A piece of New York Jets television history is headed to Washington — and no it wasn't dumped on the side of I-95 by a disgruntled Gang Green fan.

The vintage 1960's green Jets jacket worn by Kevin Arnold in “The Wonder Years” was donated to Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History by Fred Savage, who played Arnold on the popular ABC show.

And the museum can thank Savage's mom for the acquisition.

The actor, his mother and other cast members from the show donated costumes, studio tapes, scripts and Polaroid photos from the show Tuesday, reported the N.Y. Daily News.

“My mom kept this for 25 years because someday — she would joke — the Smithsonian might want it. Well...it turns out she was right,” Savage wrote in an Instagram post last month.

Savage — whose character on the show was a big Joe Namath fan — said Tuesday that his mom likes to keep everything and had kept the jacket since the show went off the air in 1993.

He probably had no problem giving away the green jacket — since Savage is a Bears fan — but Kevin would have most certainly saved it for Winnie.

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