Following the NFL has become a passion in the US, if not worldwide. Attendance and TV ratings are at an all time high. NFL merchandise purchases have skyrocketed in the past several years.
The serious NFL collector has a wide variety of items to choose from when following their favorite team. Jerseys, banners, coffee cups key chains and seat cushions are all on the list of items for purchase.
But the most prized item for purchase may are NFL replica helmets. Jerseys fade and wear out, key chains can be lost, banners can be torn, but an NFL helmet can last a life time. A quality made helmet should last forever, and can be passed down from one team fanatic to the next generation fan. If lucky enough, collector can seek out their NFL player and have the helmet autographed.
An authentic NFL collector helmet will be full sized, the same as is worn by the player on the field. It will have the same color, design and logos of the NFL team. The logo will be licensed by the NFL as an official design and meet NFL licensing requirements.
A current NFL style helmet is not the limit of the collector’s wish list. A “throwback” helmet is a trending item among fans and serious collectors. NFL logos, uniforms and colors change over time. Throwback memorabilia incorporates previous team design and colors. In fact, the NFL has at least one game per season where a team will wear its throwback uniforms.
A Denver Broncos orange helmet, a New England Patriots white helmet with a minuteman hiking the ball and the Buffalo Bills “standing buffalo” are examples of throwback logos. Due to their popularity, replica helmets with these logos are now available for purchase for each NFL team. Some teams may have throwback helmets with designs dating back to the 1930’s, such as Chicago, Green Bay and Pittsburgh. AFC teams have helmet designs as early as 1960.
A quality vendor of NFL memorabilia will carry a full array of past and present NFL helmet designs. Attention to detail will be made in construction of the memorabilia and the products sold will be licensed by the National Football League. They will offer other accessories to catch the eye of the team fanatic and offer reasonable prices. If shipping is necessary, costs should be regular and customary rates. For the hard core fan, the purchase is one they will permanently cherish.