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Lot 251

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Lot Number: 251

Description: Fine Spalding "Executioner" style football helmet c.1920-30s. Superb example of the rarest and most desirable vintage football helmet style retains beautiful surface coloration. "Spalding" stamp remains bold and is ideally situated on center of forehead. Overall condition remains exemplary with minor scattered scuffing due to limited use and small piece of tape re-enforcement at nose. Period "24" player number notation on back and inside. Stamped size "7 3/8." Missing chin strap and rope tie at back. Importantly, nothing has been restored or replaced. This extremely scarce style of helmet was briefly utilized by players of the late 1920s and early 1930s in an effort to better protect the face area. The idea and model type, was short lived as the helmet was uncomfortable and hot. The original scarcity accounts for the very short supply in today's marketplace. Including the two in this sale, we have handled a total of (3) Executioner style helmets in nearly 20 years: EX+

Estimated Price Range: ($5,000-$10,000)

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