The black fleece, khakis and Sharpie are no longer on display at the 49ers Museum, but not all references to former coach Jim Harbaugh have been removed from sight.
The space in the 20,000-square foot homage to 49ers history at Levi’s Stadium that previously was home to Harbaugh’s trademark attire has been replaced, the 49ers confirmed.
Now, the full uniform worn by Frank Gore in the final game of the season is on display in that section. In the season finale against the Arizona Cardinals, Gore eclipsed the 1,000 yards rushing for the eighth time in 10 NFL season and also went over the 11,000-yard career mark. Gore donated his full uniform to the museum.
There remains a plaque for Harbaugh that lists his NFL record of 13 or more victories (including postseason) in his first three seasons as a head coach. Also on display are a picture of Harbaugh with former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler along with then-49ers assistant Mike Holmgren’s scouting report on Harbaugh when he entering the NFL as a quarterback in 1987.
According to the 49ers, the museum has more than 2,000 artifacts in its collection and only 10 percent of the collection is on display at any time. Once the museum gets a new exhibit, such as Gore’s uniform, the plan has always been to substitute one artifact for another, the spokesman said.
Shortly after the 49ers’ final game of the season, the club sent out a press release to announce 49ers and Harbaugh parted ways after four seasons. Harbaugh appeared at a press conference as Michigan’s coach two days later.