Did they have to do something like that back then? Reading this makes me wonder. I just remember buying football cards back then, and the player would have a helmet on without a logo. Like they had to eliminate the logo to print the card. They looked like the photo was taken during game play, but the logo was not on the helmet. Plus, it would always be the player on the sidelines, or as he was walking off the field with nobody around him.
I honestly have no idea. I just know that it bothered the Hell out of me when I was a kid.