Letterman sweaters were first introduced in 1865 by the Harvard University baseball team. Letters are awarded to high school or college athletes after an accomplishment or other occasion. The letter was commonly large in size and placed in the center of the sweater. The number of stripes on the sleeve signified how many letters the person wearing it had won.
MS Typ 204. Houghton Library, Harvard University. fol. 2r.; ca. 1150-ca. 1175. The biblical text is written in a formal minuscule hand in black ink in a central column of varying width and in a varying number of lines per page. Initial letters are in red and blue. The gloss in a smaller script is arranged in columns flanking the biblical text and between the lines.