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Riddell Kra-Lite RK2 Suspension Football Helmet 1962 Detroit Lions Gail Cogdill

Riddell Kra-Lite RK2 Suspension Football Helmet 1962 Detroit Lions Gail Cogdill

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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. Note the photos of Lions All-time great and fan favorite Gail Cogdill. This particular helmet has been customized to be exactly as Cogdill wore in 1962, his second pro-bowl year.

Cogdill was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 1960 NFL Draft and played professional football as a split end and wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions (1960–1968), the Baltimore Colts (1968), and the Atlanta Falcons (1969–1970). He won the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 1960 and played in three Pro Bowls, after the 1960, 1962, and 1963 seasons. During an 11-year NFL career, he caught 356 passes for 5,696 yards and scored a total of 36 touchdowns. Cogdill had his best season in 1962, catching 53 passes for 991 yards and seven touchdowns.

To round out this incredible helmet we have added an original RIDDell single bar mask with gold foil stamping in correct font as used in 1962, and Cogdill’s name and number 89 written above the ear holes on authentic vintage athletic tape as the Lions equipment managers would have done for identification purposes. This may truly be a one of a kind helmet!

PLEASE NOTE: we are not claiming this helmet was issued or worn by the Lions or Mr. Cogdill. This helmet looks exactly as the photos of Mr. Cogdill and 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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