For the tenth time this NFL season I traversed to a Bills game. I live for seeing football in person. While I mostly travel to support my hometown Buffalo Bills, I just really enjoy the NFL atmosphere. Seeing the cities and the stadiums, throughout the
With the recent release of the new NFL ball that features a colorful metallic NFL shield, many people suggested that the NFL use team colored shields for the game balls like the XFL did during their short season. Since 2006 teams are able to bring
Growing up near the Canadian border I have been familiar with Canadian Football for most of my life. Over the years I’ve had a casual interest in the league, watching games whenever they were on ESPN or CBC which we could, as a border city
The 1960s was a notable decade for professional football. The success of the AFL, the first Super Bowl and television contracts and the beginning of the National Football League’s rise to the top of sports popularity in the United States. One less notable highlight of
In 1996 the Baltimore Ravens played their inaugural season a new franchise. Their previous nickname, logos and records all left behind in Cleveland as part of a lawsuit settlement with the city of Cleveland. The city claimed that the Browns, more specifically Art Modell had
Last week I mentioned how much I love the 19985 Topps football set. The cards look amazing and as I said in last week’s entry, they really hit my nostalgic sweet spot. Excitingly I was able to pick up a pack at a local card
The other day at the card show I came across a package of all 28 1976 Popsicle cards. Surprisingly I wasn’t really aware of these cards, but the seller had a couple of them for $15 dollars each. I talked him down to 10 bucks
I had a custom 3D Wood Helmet Order for a Central Connecticut State Blue Devils helmet from their mid to late 1990s era uniforms and log. It actually was tough to find the exact logo from that era, but the person who ordered them was
One of my favorite card sets is the 1985 Topps football set. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of cards of this set leftover from my youth. One reason is because it was just prior to me really getting into football. I was interested, but
Yesterday I covered the anniversary patches worn from 1951-1993. Today we will take a look at all the anniversary patches worn from 1994-present. Patches would become way more prevalent as the years went by, with one team or another sporting a patch on their jerseys.
As you may know the NFL is celebrating their 100th Anniversary this season and to mark the occasion they released their version of the NBC “The More You Know logo”. Really uninspired stuff. Forgetting all that for now, let’s take a look back to some
A week or two ago I mentioned how much I loved Action Packed cards. If you recall, these are the “3D” cards that released sets from 1989 to about 1996. One thing I failed to mention was that with the later sets Action Packed released
For a recent order of custom 3D wood helmets a customer requested a lineman’s mask for his three helmets. Normally for the original shell design I do a two-bar or single-bar mask. My 3D wood helmets are based on the standard 1970s and 1980s helmet
I received my Calgary Stampeders decals in the mail and in a moment of confusion and anger, I was convinced that I had received the wrong decals. Sure the colors were right, but that isn’t the right tail! I was convinced the guy gave me
So your collection has grown and you have all of your favorite helmets displayed in you cave or Sports Lair. Everything looks great, but you will find that within days the beautiful, shiny helmet has collected a layer of dust. Unless you or your maid
With the completion of this Detroit Lions helmet, I have officially made at least one helmet for every NFL franchise. The caveat being that i haven’t made a Titans helmet, but I have made several Oilers with another one coming so I think that counts.
Since I jumped back into card collecting, a few months ago, my thirst for more cards has grown. Between sometime in the early 90s and a couple months ago, I did not actively collect cards at all, but seeing some old unopened packs on eBay
Of the current 32 teams in the NFL, thirteen do not have helmet stripes (I counted the Bengals and Seahawks). One of my favorite elements of any good helmet design is a great stripe. As with anything, there are many different stripe patterns, but I
In the early 1980s the NFL targeted their youngest fans by releasing a set of cuddly little mascots called Huddles. Each team would have their own tiny mascot and they could be seen as stuffed animals, knicknacks, books, stickers and tons of other merchandise. Surprisingly,
As pro football’s popularity grew in the late 50s, so did the crowds in attendance. Up until this time many of the NFL team’s played their games in stadiums primarily built for baseball. this made for awkward configurations and sightlines for football, as well as
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