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In the block fonts thread someone posted a picture of old Green Bay uniforms with varying number fonts, recently the Winnipeg blue bombers wore throwbacks with two different sets of stripes and here is an example from the New South Wales (Australia) amerocan football league 1233590_644267955591185_1630035654_n.jpg anyone else have more examples?

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Only about half of the small town PoDunk schools here in SC have an array or mismatched/ mix & match uniforms....... whether it be a different pair of pants, different jersey sets altogether, logos/no logos on a helmet, stripes/no stripes on a helmet. This drives my brother crazy when I point this stuff out to him.

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When the Reds had those road jerseys with the number on the wrong side (viewer's left), there were a few times that there were players with numbers on the viewer's right side. Not sure if they were call ups that had jerseys made quickly or what. Pics difficult to find.

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Sometime in the late 80's the Bills switched their pants stripe from blue-red-blue to red-blue-red and for a long time there were players still wearing the old blue-red-blue stripes. Trying to find a picture.

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Well, the Saints had all kinds of uni problems coming out of the blocks. There was the weird font difference - skinny numbers with thick outlines on some jerseys and a huge block type on others, and often on the same player and jersey color in different games. Jim Taylor only played the '67 season in N.O. and here he is with both fonts (bonus - two different face masks too). Note #54 - skinny font in b/w pic and what doesn't look like either the skinny font OR the block in the other.

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Then, in typically inexplicable fashion they switched from blk/whi/blk helmet and pants stripes to whi/blk/whi - for part of the 1968 season. In this pic one of the linemen (between QB & RB) is still wearing the '67 pants with the blk/whi/blk stripe.

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I lament the almost total lack of white trim in today's Saints unis.

This pic puzzled me at first because Taylor only played in '67 but this is clearly him in the '68 helmet with whi/blk/whi stripes. Then I remembered he retired during the '68 preseason so this must be from one of those games.

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So what would they do in '69 to keep the streak alive? The black helmet fiasco of course. The Saints debuted a pretty awesome black helmet in the '69 preseason. But somehow no one in the organization thought that, well, maybe the NFL office should be informed that the team was changing its helmets. The league wouldn't allow the helmets to be worn in the regular season without approval so they Saints donated them to a school and went back to the gold helmets. Bummer.

(And I have no idea why they didn't just repaint them.)

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I love everything about this uniform for the Saints. From the brassy gold to the w-b-w striping, to the socks that mimic the sleeve striping. I'd love to see a Saints modern redesign using this as inspiration. This color fits New Orleans so much better than the current khaki gold.

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Many teams have (or had) different uniform styles and fonts due to financial reasons. Some teams only replace uniforms as needed, and in many of those cases, they use a different vendor, which has different fonts and fabrics.

I officiated a youth game this weekend, and the home team used as many as three different styles of uniforms and fonts. But all used the same primary color on the jerseys, only the trim and fonts were different.

At the higher levels, in this day and age, it's an unfortunate lack of quality control and attention to detail. The most recent example I can think of is Georgia Tech, around 2009-2010. One player had a 2 with a horizontal middle, others had a 2 with a slanted diagonal.

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Wow! I think this is about the most extreme example you could ever find.

There was a cowboys game a few years ago where Demarcus Ware wore the alt silver pants at home when the rest of the team wore the silver green. I also remember the bills during the Kelly era having mismatched pants stripes. Lastly we have MIchigan home and road issues the past few years.

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The guy in the mismatching uniform actually played for the Spurs. He lost his uniform so the Bullets lent him one of their road uniforms and he turned the jersey inside out.

I've never been able to find a photo but supposedly a few Jets players had their uniforms stolen from the locker room in Cincinnati in 1969 and had to wear Bengals road uniforms (or at least jerseys) for that game - similar to what happened to that Spurs player in 1978.

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During the 1970 World Cup finals, Brazil wore near identical kits supplied by two different manufacturers.

They had been supplied by Brazilian firm Athleta for their triumphs in 1958 and 1962, but switched to Umbro for the 1966 tournament which they failed to win. As a result, some of the more superstitious players apparently refused to wear Umbro kit in 1970 as they considered them to be unlucky. A compromise was reached which saw them wear one maker's kit during the first half and the other's during the second, although apparently some players didn't bother and wore their preferred shirt throughout. However, it seems that the whole team sported Umbro clobber for the Final itself.

Although the two kits were near identical, there were differences in the numbering style that allowed them to be distinguished from one another...

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An Athleta shirt, worn by whoever wore '10' for Brazil in that tournament...

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...and here he is in his Umbro shirt.

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