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ahh the magic of the old "Wish Books", the original NFL Shop. good find!

i had tons of Balt Colts, Redskins, and lil Bro had the Dolphins gear.

our cousin had the bike w the Steelers logos all over it. it was a tank, but it was the Sears/NFL Steeler bike

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Actually, those Football Figures, I still have Dallas, Philly and Houston. And remember when you could buy a REAL helmet at Toys R Us. I got my Bengals helmet( with Stripes) back in 1986 for $15. Riddell, with a chinstrap and double-bar facemask. I am sure that someone got their neck broken or major concussion for them to take those out of the stores because they were gone in 1987. Foam padding and strap suspension ohhh the good ole days before the Bike and the Revolution. Maybe wearing that is the reason I have short-term memory loss....oops I shouldn't have said that.

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I'll admit I had the sports bag, as did my brother, and the NFL push pins. Man i loved that thing. Was my first Steelers merchandise I owned.

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I actually have the bedspread in my room right now, not being used, but I have it... and I also have the mini pennant set from the late 70's/early 80's, in mint condition.

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Actually, those Football Figures, I still have Dallas, Philly and Houston. And remember when you could buy a REAL helmet at Toys R Us. I got my Bengals helmet( with Stripes) back in 1986 for $15. Riddell, with a chinstrap and double-bar facemask. I am sure that someone got their neck broken or major concussion for them to take those out of the stores because they were gone in 1987. Foam padding and strap suspension ohhh the good ole days before the Bike and the Revolution. Maybe wearing that is the reason I have short-term memory loss....oops I shouldn't have said that.

Yeah, I seem to recall at some point that they starting printing a "NOT FOR USE IN COMPETITIVE PLAY" disclaimer in the helmet section. Of course it never stopped us from playing full contact in those helmets.

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And you wonder why we're all logo and unifrom design geeks.... did this kind of stuff help lead us into our avocation, or merely whet an existing appetite?

As with everyone else-- man that brings back memories. Christmas '75 I was 11, and I remember looking at all of that stuff from the catalog and getting a bunch of it, too.... Seemed like every other boy in the later years of elementary school and early years of middle school had those "athletic jackets" with the vinyl "faux leather" sleeves... I distinctly remember in 1976 when we first got the catalog, flipping through the pages to see how they would render the jackets for the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks (yes , I was a uni and logo geek back before some of you were born...)

Anybody else think the 1975 athletic jacket for the Broncos looks blue and red, not blue and orange?

One thing I didn't see; I think it came out later (and I think it actually was from Avon) was some kind of kid's after shave, "bracing lotion" I think they called it, that came in NFL-themed decanters. More or less shaped like the Lombardi trophy; the cap was the football atop (gold plastic), while the bottle (brown or black glass) had a flat front like the trophy, with an NFL team helmet decal in front. My Dallas Cowboys decanter was on the shelf in me and my li'l sister's bathroom for several years....

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Anybody else think the 1975 athletic jacket for the Broncos looks blue and red, not blue and orange?

It was a much darker Orange back in '75:

DenverBroncos_FRC_1976_SOL.jpg

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Anybody else think the 1975 athletic jacket for the Broncos looks blue and red, not blue and orange?

One thing I didn't see; I think it came out later (and I think it actually was from Avon) was some kind of kid's after shave, "bracing lotion" I think they called it, that came in NFL-themed decanters. More or less shaped like the Lombardi trophy; the cap was the football atop (gold plastic), while the bottle (brown or black glass) had a flat front like the trophy, with an NFL team helmet decal in front.

I always thought the Broncos were blue and red back then. When the whole "Orange Crush" thing started in 1977, I wondered what the hell they were talking about because they had red and blue uniforms. I'm convinced they didn't lighten them to the later orange until after the "Orange Crush" era (though I don't have any proof except Floyd Little's pants).

EDIT: So I wasn't imagining things . . . and now I have proof (almost, anyway). To me, that color looks orange in name only. If I pulled that out of my crayon box, I would call it red.

Those decanters were from Avon. My mom sold Avon for a few years and bought me the Colts one. Like yours, it rested in a place of honor for many years.

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Both the Orange and Blue were changed for the 1977 season:

DenverBroncos_FRC_1996_SOL.jpg

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PANTONE, that's expected...from YOU, as your a Cardinals fan...

Who is this "PANTONE" character of whom you speak?

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PANTONE, that's expected...from YOU, as your a Cardinals fan...

Who is this "PANTONE" character of whom you speak?

He's dead, Jim.

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PANTONE, that's expected...from YOU, as your a Cardinals fan...

Who is this "PANTONE" character of whom you speak?

He's dead, Jim.

Ok...fine then.

That is expected from you Ethx, as you're a Cardinals fan...

Happy now?

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Ok...fine then.

That is expected from you Ethx, as you're a Cardinals fan...

Happy now?

I'm most happy that you used the proper "you're" instead of "your".

:P

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Wow, that is great stuff.

Growing up in the 1960s and 70s, I had a bunch of silver and blue Houston Oilers gear, including a very cool varsity-style jacket and a Rawlings football helmet. I hated it when they switched to the Columbia blue helments and hated it more when they went to the white.

Funny thing, When I played junior league football our jerseys were just like these from the 1969 Sears catalog:

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My team, the Hurricanes, were orange with black numerals and black over the shoulders. I still think it's a pretty cool look.

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I really miss the understated simplicity of design with the branded apparel back then. Nowadays, finding a simple "baseball-style" t-shirt with a simple helmet logo is damn near impossible in today's world of overdesigned and overstuffed merchandise. Or a classic NFL varsity jacket. Forget it.

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I really miss the understated simplicity of design with the branded apparel back then. Nowadays, finding a simple "baseball-style" t-shirt with a simple helmet logo is damn near impossible in today's world of overdesigned and overstuffed merchandise. Or a classic NFL varsity jacket. Forget it.

Amen to that, brother.

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Ah and there it is! Jersey style #15:

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Sorry, overcome with a fit of nostalgia.

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:lol: Anyone else catch the line about NFL Nightware being FLAME RESISTANT?

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Not the Sears Catalog, but an ad from a Pro! magazine from the early 70s

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