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Riddell Kra-Lite RK2 Football Helmet 1967 Detroit Lions Mike Weger Autographed

Riddell Kra-Lite RK2 Football Helmet 1967 Detroit Lions Mike Weger Autographed

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Detroit Lions Riddell Classic RK2 Kra-Lite helmet, striped with Lions blue striping, and decaled with the no-outline Lion, as the Lions wore from 1961-1968. This particular helmet has been customized to be exactly as Weger wore in 1967, his rookie year.

This beautiful Helmet is one of a set of officially licensed helmets produced to commemorate the movie, “Paper Lion”, and to be autographed by the Lions players who appeared in that film. See the sticker on the rear of the helmet which serves as a certificate of authenticity for both the limited production of the helmet and the autograph as well.

Mike Weger was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1967 NFL Draft in the 9th round, the 218th pick overall and played safety for the Lions from 1967 to 1975, and with the Houston Oilers from 1976 to 1977. He was twice named honorable mention All-Pro by the Associated Press. He finished his career with 17 interceptions, six fumble recoveries and scored two defensive touchdowns.

He also played a small part as himself in the 1968 film “Paper Lion”, where he sang the unofficial BGSU Fight Song "Ay-Ziggy-Zoomba" in the film.

PLEASE NOTE: we are not claiming this helmet was issued or worn by the Lions or Mr. Weger. This helmet displays beautifully!

About Riddell Classic Kra-Lite RK2 Football Helmets-

A classic step back in time! The classic shape of the Riddell RK's slightly flared shell and handsome metal rivets are complemented by the attachment of an original Riddell two bar facemask. These helmets are Riddell Pro-Line Authentic On Field helmets! The adult size 7 3/8 suspension webbing is identical to the original right down to the same brown thread that was used to stitch it together. Thin mil decals exactly as the originals, real leather jaw pads, gray toned strap and identical front style labeling makes this helmet indistinguishable from the original. They are painted gray inside just as the Riddell vintage originals from the 1960's, and also have the "KRA-LITE" and "RIDDell" trademarks branded into the rear of the helmet, unlike some other helmets you may find on the market these days which have neither. Do not settle for a substitute. Demand the real thing!

PLEASE NOTE- THESE HELMETS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED BY RIDDELL IN 2007, AND ARE GETTING DIFFICULT TO FIND! ITEM PICTURED IS ITEM YOU WILL RECEIVE. WE ONLY HAVE ONE OF THESE IN STOCK! All of our helmets are for display purposes only! They are not to be used or worn for competitive play. Westbrook Sportscards has been in business since 1988.

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