Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fleer NFL Football Cloth Patch Stickers - New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints have 4 different Fleer cloth patch helmet variations and 1 Hi-Gloss helmet sticker. The single bar variation from 1972 & 1973 is on the top. The double bar version from 1974 is on the middle left, and the 1975 version with the TM is on the middle right:

The 1976 cloth patch and Hi-Gloss sticker are on the bottom row.

There are 3 logo cloth patch variations and 1 Hi-Gloss logo sticker for the Saints as the same cloth logo patch was issued for 1972 through 1974 as seen on the top left with the 1975 TM version on the top right:

The 1976 cloth patch and Hi-Gloss sticker shown on the bottom row.

Its too bad Fleer never produced a patch with the infamous Saints Black Helmet as that would be an interesting variation to have:

Since they only wore these in a 1969 Preseason game (details here courtesy of Helmet Hut), Fleer would have never had a chance to produce a sticker with this helmet, but it would make for a fun "lost cloth patch" or "the cloth patch that never was".

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