oldschoolvikings Posted April 24, 2006 Share Posted April 24, 2006 Just a quick question I assume somebody here can help me with. We all know the LA Rams had the first helmet design, the hand painted horns, yellow on blue... I've seen the prototype at the Hall Of Fame dozens of times, but recently I saw something that surprised me. At the NFL Experience, at this year's Superbowl in Detroit, they had a display of Mick Tinglehoff's first year Viking's helmet from 1961. Supposedly this was the game worn helmet for the whole season... and the Viking horn was painted on. I had figured that by the 60's, NFL helmet designs would've all been decals, but apparently this isn't true. So... does anybody know when helmet decals came into the league, which team first, which team last (not counting Cleveland, of course), and if that Viking helmet was just an aberation? Thanks!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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