Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fleer NFL Football Cloth Patch Stickers - Baltimore Colts

For the Baltimore Colts, there are 4 different helmet cloth patches and 1 Hi-Gloss sticker. The patch on the top is the single bar facemask that was issued in 1972 and 1973. The 1972 and 1973 versions of the patch are identical.

The patch in the middle left hand side is the 1974 version which has the double bar facemask, and the middle right hand side is the 1975 version which added trademarks (TM). The 1976 cloth patch and Hi-Gloss sticker are on the bottom row. For some reason the cloth patch has a yellow border and the Hi-Gloss sticker has a blue border.

There are only 3 logo cloth patch variations due to the fact that the same logo patch was issued for 1972 through 1974 as seen below:

The logo patch was exactly the same in 1975 with the exception of the TMs (Thanks to Craig for the scan!):

And finally, the 1976 cloth patch and Hi-Gloss sticker, which both have green borders around the logo:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just like the baseball stickers, Fleer miscuts also on the the Football stickers. ;) On the single bar Colts helmet sticker, you can barely make out Kansas City. This alludes to the fact that the Chiefs wordmark sticker along with the soon to be revealed Cleveland Browns sticker (which was used for your 1975 example), was printed to the left of the Colts helmet sticker. :)