vintage NFL Christmas shopping

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  1. Average American

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    originals from catalogs, mid 70s thru mid 80s..

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    (I like the ABA bed-set, I see the Colonels & Squires on there.. )

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    (hard to see, but I like #2, the old Bucs helmet buckle)


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  2. davidholly

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    Man those ponchos look tacky.
     
  3. Average American

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    yeah, fair enough.. But back in the day, you're only other option were those yellow trash-bag ponchos.., at least these trash bags had your team on it.:rain:
     
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    The NFL bedsheets and drapes scream DWF. :hail::afro:
     
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    Yes, but remember that back when that ad was published, a high percentage of the league was comprised of white players.
     
  6. Average American

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    the other thing about these items (like the cited bedsheets/drapes), is they were relatively unique in that era.
    Outside of the major department store catalogs, people didn't have much selection in terms of league licensed merchandise. There weren't the jersey & sports gear superstores that populate every mall now (that carry every jersey & flag, etc).. You could find some regional team stuff in regional department stores, gas station mini-marts etc.. but if you were an Eagles fan living in Texas looking for some Eagles gear, outside of the Sears catalog, u were f*cked...

    I don't think it was a full-on DWF culture yet.. it was more like kids subtly representing their teams/interests.. The dopes & wiggers walking around in a different team's, oversized jersey everyday really jumped off in the late 80s. It was around the same time every wanna-be wore a Raiders hat.. & the Falcons and LA Kings went to black in their color schemes to sell more jerseys to gang-bangers and their imitators..
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    I'm not an expert on the origins of the infantile DWF obsession with wearing jerseys and caps, but as best I recall the rise of it, it correlated with the rise of rap culture, and then was aped by Whites of all ages, including middle-aged and older White "men." Seemed like the White Sox cap and jersey was huge for a while in the early years.

    At any rate, when Barry Sanders was introduced by Goodell tonight to give the Lions pick, as the crowd was cheering a shot was shown of a DWF in the Lions cheering section wearing a Sanders jersey. Fifteen years after Sanders last carried a football, this diehard fool was still sporting his idol's jersey.
     
  8. Liverlips

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    This really brings back some nice memories. I started following football and sports in general in the mid-to-late 70s and I can remember all these old uniforms. I would have loved to have had these as a kid. Race and the caste system were the furthest things from my mind back in my almost all-white New England town. I knew all the players and the records of each team, collected baseball and football cards and played football, baseball, basketball ...etc with friends after school (something I almost never see kids do now). And yes, there were tons of whites to cheer for back then. Better days, indeed!
     
  9. Average American

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    remember the old Bucs look /?/
    Even though I wasn't a Tampa fan, their old orange gear always stood out to me, even today. I doubt they sold many of those Bucs winter gloves tho'..


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    old Fleer stickers.. team on obverse, their schedule on the back. this set is from mid-80s, they used the Redskins' temporary strike year logo (with the set of curled feathers).


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  11. Average American

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    these were cool,.. I remember 'em getting handed out for Halloween too.
    The artist made a mistake in the packaging artwork {on the Cards helmet, never remember any stripes (?)}

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  12. Liverlips

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    Some of my friends had these back in the early 80s. They even gave me a 49ers pencil (we lived in Connecticut so nobody followed them and they were cellar dwellers until 82 or so).

    Nice memories of better times. They even have a white man on the package!
     
  13. MiamiHeatFan

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    I have always liked this commercial from 2004-2005 NFL season


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  14. Average American

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    Yeah, early 80s were good times & that sounds right.. especially w/the package verbiage, '14 AFC teams'. It would've been pre-Jags, Ravens, & Texans (?)
    I also remember selective use of these pencils.. Cowboys were my give-aways, or were turned to mulch... speakin' of Cowboys, in the packaging, it looks like the Dallas guys are playing in long-johns ~
     
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    Some good memories of my schoolboy days here. I had a pencil box (circa 1980-82?) with all the NFL team helmets on it. I had a pack of those pencils (above...cept NFC) to go with it. ;-)
     
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    I had the NFL quilt in the second ad from the top. It was a 1974 Christmas present.

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  17. Borussia

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    I remember those NFL team pencils...
    I loved having them and taking them to school and using them
     

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