Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1938 Green Bay Packers

Additional photos from the 10/9/38 game hosting Detroit show that Green Bay started the game in their myrtle-green jerseys with yellow shoulders.However, later in the game when they scored their only touchdown, the player is wearing their plain green jerseys with no yellow shoulders visible. No mention of a change is referenced in any articles, however, the photographic evidence is convincing especially with Don Hutson (#14 at the far left of the 1st photo) still wearing his 2-stripe socks but with a plain, one-color jersey.




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Monday, April 8, 2019

1942 Brooklyn Dodgers

In a Preseason game against "Ken Strong's All-Stars," the Dodgers allowed their opponents to use Dodger uniforms. In a game to sponsor the local New Brunswick (NJ) "Negro Servicemen's Center Fund," the Dodgers wore their own white helmets with red trim, their own red jerseys, and (in an unusual move) their own white pants with blue butt-stripes (typically worn only with their blue jerseys). Their opponents, dubbed Ken Strong's All-Stars, wore the blue Dodger jerseys along with the Dodgers' grey pants patterned with red butt-stripes. Their helmets were blue with white 'spider-stripes.' Presumably, this criss-crossing of uniforms was done to put both teams into red, white and blue patriotic themed uniforms.

9/20/42 - BRK vs Ken Strong's All-Stars @ New Brunswick, NJ

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

1963 New York Jets

Corrected 1963 Jets helmet logo.


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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

1939 Green Bay Packers

Packers wore their 1938 satin pants for a 1939 preseason game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

8/25/39 - PITT @ GB

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

1933-34 Boston Redskins

1933 Redskins wore gold helmet with red front bumper. Gold 2-tone pants had darker butt-stripes that stopped short of the waistline both years. All red socks in 1933 were of the 2-stripe variety. Single-stripe socks appeared in 1934.

10/4/33 - BOS @ PITT

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

1987-89 Minnesota Vikings

The nameplates on the 2-tone purple jerseys were darker purple and matched the lower portion of the jerseys.

11/12/89 MINN @ TB

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

1948-49 Green Bay Packers

Packers' navy jerseys had box-top ones in 1948. The same jerseys were worn again in the 1949 preseason.

10/10/48 - CHC @ GB

8/20/49 - PHIL @ GB

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

1946 Chicago Cardinals

Cardinals wore their 1945 style jerseys with serif-font numbers in a preseason game in Greensboro (NC).

9/13/46 - CHC @ Greensboro (NC) Patriots

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1942 Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers wore 1941 green jerseys over yellow pants with black helmets to better contrast the Bears' typical navy jerseys in a Preseason game.

9/5/42 - CHB @ PITT

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1946 Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers wore their unstriped 1945 jerseys in the 1946 Preseason.



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Saturday, March 9, 2019

1959-60 Green Bay Packers

Like the Bears, the Packers intermixed grey and dark green facemasks for their 1959 and 1960 seasons.

1959 Packers

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1956-59 Chicago Bears

Courtesy of Leo Strawn who noticed that the Bears wore a mix of grey and black/navy facemasks in the 1956 NFL Championship Game in New York. Further research shows this was a pattern throughout 1956 up through 1959. In 1960, the Bears would switch to the predominant use of the so-called white "Bears' bar" facemasks for the entire decade of the 1960s.


12/30/56 - CHB @ NYG

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

1935-36 Brooklyn Dodgers

Altered the green pants to a more 'canvas' shade of green as they clearly do not match the green of Brooklyn's jerseys and socks.

11/19/35 - CHC @ BRK

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

1951 Detroit Lions

The "Week 2" New York Yanks / Detroit Lions game was moved from Yankee Stadium to Briggs Stadium in Detroit. The Yanks were allowed to play as the 'home'team despite the location change. Newspaper article from the Traverse City Record-Eagle states that the Lions would be wearing red uniforms as opposed to their normal blue. Adding the 1951 Lions' red combo.


10/8/51 - NYY @ DET
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