HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN:

HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - city of big bottoms and small minds.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

LATEST HELMET PROJECT - JOE MONTANA REPLICA

Here is my latest creation and addition to my NFL football helmet collection: A Joe Montana relica of his Schutt helmet. Schutt helmets have a distinctive look, with the foam padding very evident around the wearer's forehead.
After much searching of the web, I found the exact same face mask that Joe wore on his helmet back in the 1980's - the thicker molded metal, dipped in plastic coating mask, that was typical of that era. The newer face masks are much thinner and in the case of the 49'er helmets, are cardinal in color as the 49er's moved away from the straight red and added black to the stripes on the helmet. Ypu will note that the side decals are the same as the ones on the pictured Montana helmet, correct for the 1980's era in which he played.

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