Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pro Football Hall of Fame Archives: Bonus Photo Show

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:59 AM

A lot of photos and tidbits didn't make the original story for a variety of reasons. Here's a bunch of bonus stuff.

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The older helmets in the Hall's collection.

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Mark Kelso's "pro-cap" helmet, which came to the Hall via Jim Kelly, one of the biggest private collectors out there.

(Many more photos after the jump.)

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Just like at Macy's, there's a coat rack. But instead of 75% sale items, it's filled with legendary jackets and sweaters and such. The Hogettes dress is in there.

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Among their football helmet collection, which stretches from the earliest of early versions to today's modifications, they have some designs that have since fallen by the wayside.

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In a 1957 playoff game between, the 49ers were beating the Lions so handily that they started printing tickets for the NFL championship game between the Browns and 49ers. One problem: The Lions came back and won in what was considered the greatest comeback ever until the famous Oilers/Bills match-up of recent memory.

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Did I mention how much random stuff they have?

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The Hall really doesn't have a great storage or organizing system for artwork. A lot is just stacked on these shelves, and a lot is hung up in the staff's offices.

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The football row. Each one of those boxes costs about $10.

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More randomness.

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