Collectible Football Helmets

Leather football helmets were introduced in 1893, after doctors warned that a blow to the head could be fatal or cause 'instant insanity.' Football helmets didn't really catch on until the 1920's, however, and weren't mandatory until the 1930's. When most people think of classic vintage football helmets, they think of the leather padded style popular in the 1940's. The first logos were put on helmets in 1948, and leather was soon phased...Continue Reading