The Gridiron Uniform Database


   



Pro Football Uniform History Project
The text-based predecessor to The Gridiron Uniform Database

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By Tim Brulia
for Uni Watch

Note: The research listed below is presented for archival reasons only. It was from this information that the Gridiron Uniform Database was built, and only the database itself should be considered the correct and current presentation of our research. Anything that is listed below that contradicts or otherwise does not agree what we have in the database should be considered obsolete.

The "Football Uniforms Past and Present” site does a good job of documenting NFL uniforms dating back to 1959 (yes, it has some errors, but it’s still the best resource we currently have), but there’s very little information out there regarding pre-1959 pro football uniforms. So I’ve attempted to document all the NFL uniforms from 1933 through 1958, along with the AAFC uniforms for 1946 through 1949.

Whenever possible, I’ve relied upon newspaper photos from the era, as opposed to general magazine photos or pictorial books. Magazines and books are used as backup if the newspaper shots are fuzzy, poorly reproduced, or touched up, though at times I may be skeptical of the dates listed for the non-newspaper photographs.

My sources include scanned photos from the New York Times, and the ProQuest archives of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. I have also made frequent use of the Pennsylvania State Library in Harrisburg and the microfilm archives of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Bulletin, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Press, and Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph.

Admittedly, there’s some educated guesswork involved here. Differentiating gold from silver, and red from blue, is very difficult for newspaper photos, for example. I know the 49ers switched between silver and gold right up to 1964 when they finally went to gold for good.

Obviously, written descriptions aren’t as good as color illustrations, so my hope is that someone with design skills will eventually convert these words into graphics, so that we’ll have a visual database for pro football’s early uniforms. If you’d like to tackle that project, or if you spot any errors or have additional information to contribute, please get in touch. Thanks.

1933
Bears: Navy helmets worn with orange jerseys, white helmets worn with white jerseys; orange jerseys with three navy stripes on sleeves, navy numerals with micro-thin white outline; white jerseys with the navy-orange-navy stripe combo on sleeves, orange numerals, navy crew neck; khaki pants; navy socks.

Cardinals: Cardinal helmet; cardinal jersey with white neck, white squared shoulders, and white numerals; khaki pants; cardinal socks.

Dodgers: Natural leather helmets; green jerseys with four wide gray vertical “grip strips” (see 1994 throwback Bears jerseys) on front, bottom edges of strips even across midriff, top of left two strips come to a point at the right edge of second strip, top of right two strips come to a point at the left edge of third strip; also a vertical gray grip strip on bicep and gray grip strip on front forearm; khaki pants with black rear stripes; green socks.

Eagles: Yellow helmet with blue front panel that flares into a single stripe; yellow jersey with blue sleeve panel, blue crew neck, blue numerals; khaki pants; yellow socks with three blue stripes.

Giants: Blue helmets; red jerseys with thin blue shoulder insert; thick blue band around middle of jersey with a thin white outline above and below blue band (think Canadiens red sweater), white numerals inside blue band, blue neck and cuffs; blue jerseys with white numerals; khaki pants; red socks with white-blue-white stripe combo.

Packers: Natural leather helmet; blue jerseys (no front numerals); khaki pants; blue socks.

Pirates: Natural leather helmet with very thin black vertical etchings across front Michigan-style panel; jersey worn early in season is same as Steelers 1994 diamond anniversary throwbacks; jersey won late in season has plain yellow back, yellow and black horizontal stripes on body and sleeves, black numerals with each digit inside a tall yellow rectangle with very thin black outline; khaki pants; black socks.

Reds: Red helmets; red jerseys with white numerals; khaki pants; red socks.

Redskins: Burgundy or natural leather helmets; burgundy jerseys with the Redskin logo (as on 1938 jerseys) on front chest (no front numerals) and burgundy jerseys with small gold numerals; khaki pants with black rear stripes; burgundy socks with two thin gold stripes.

Spartans: Purple helmets; purple jerseys with gold numerals; gold or khaki pants; purple socks with three thickish gold stripes.

1934
Bears: Navy helmets worn with orange jerseys, white helmets worn with white jerseys; orange jerseys with three navy stripes on sleeves, navy numerals with micro thin white outline; white jerseys with the navy-orange-navy stripes on sleeves, navy numerals, navy crew neck; navy pants or khaki pants; navy socks.

Cardinals: Cardinal helmet; cardinal jerseys with white crew neck and white squared shoulder inserts, white numerals; light khaki pants; cardinal socks.

Dodgers: Gray helmets & green helmets; gray jerseys with green sleeve panels, green side panel. green numerals; khaki pants with black rear stripes; green socks.

Eagles: Yellow helmet with pale blue front that flares into a single stripe; yellow jersey with pale blue sleeve panels, pale blue crew neck, pale blue numerals; khaki pants; yellow socks with three thin blue stripes.

Giants: White helmet with blue front, blue back and blue outline around earhole; blue jerseys with thick white sleeve panel, red side panels, blue crew neck, white front numerals with very thin red outline; khaki pants with black rear stripes; blue socks with white-red-white stripe combo.

Gunners: White helmets with alternating red and blue stripes; white jersey with a cannon facing right in white with thin red outline superimposed on a shield, shaped like an elongated nhl shield, top of shield in blue, lower half of shield with red and white stripes: 7 white stripes and 6 red stripes. this on chest, blue shoulder squared off inserts, sleeve stripes of red-white-blue-white-red; red pants; white socks with stripes as on jersey sleeves.

Lions: Silver helmet; Honolulu blue jerseys with silver numerals; silver pants; Honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; blue jerseys (no front numerals); khaki pants; blue socks with two yellow stripes.

Pirates: Natural leather helmet with tiny black vertical etchings on Michigan style front panel; yellow jerseys with black numerals, black jersey with yellow numerals; khaki pants; yellow and black striped socks.

Reds: Red helmets; red jerseys with white numerals; khaki pants or red pants; red socks.

Redskins: Burgundy or black (?) helmet; burgundy jerseys with the redskin logo (as on 1938 jerseys) on front chest (no front numerals); khaki or gold pants; burgundy socks.

1935
Bears: Navy blue helmet; orange jerseys with three navy stripes on sleeves, navy numerals with micro thin white outline (worn on road), white jerseys with the navy-orange-navy stripe combo on sleeves, navy numerals, navy crew neck (worn at home); navy blue pants; navy and orange thin striped socks.

Cardinals: Cardinal helmet with three white Michigan style stripes; cardinal jerseys with white northwestern stripes on sleeves (middle stripe thicker than normal), white crew neck, white numerals; light khaki pants with rear black stripes; cardinal socks with stripes as on sleeves.

Dodgers: White helmet; green jerseys with white numerals; green pants with white rear stripes; green socks.

Eagles: White helmet; powder blue jerseys, white numerals, white jerseys, powder blue numerals; khaki pants with powder blue rear stripes; powder blue socks.

Giants: White helmet with blue front, blue back and blue outline around large earhole; blue jerseys with thick white sleeve panels, Red side panels, blue crew neck, white front numerals with very thin red outline. White jerseys with thick blue sleeve panels, red side panels, blue crew neck, red front numerals with very thin blue outline; khaki pants with black rear stripes; blue socks with white-red-white stripe combo (with blue jerseys), white socks with red-white-blue-white-red stripe combo (with white jerseys).

Redskins: burgundy or black (?) helmets; burgundy jerseys with the redskin logo (as on 1938 jerseys) on front chest. (no front numerals); khaki or gold pants; burgundy socks.

Lions: silver helmet; honolulu blue jerseys with silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: yellow crown helmet with three green michigan style stripes from front to back; Green jerseys with yellow numerals; green jerseys with yellow sleeves (seam from armpit to center of neck). Small yellow numerals front, large yellow numerals back. Khaki pants green socks.

Pirates: Yellow crown helmet and back with black Michigan style front and earflaps. Yellow jerseys with large black northwestern stripes. Black numerals. Black jerseys with large yellow northwestern stripes. yellow numerals. Yellow jerseys with black numerals. Khaki pants with black rear stripes; black socks with stripe combo as on sleeves of black jersey.

1936
Bears: Navy helmet with three Michigan style orange stripes from front to back; orange jersey with three navy stripes on sleeves, navy numerals with micro thin white outline. White jersey with the navy-orange-navy stripe combo on shoulders (stripes did NOT loop) and on sleeves, navy numerals, navy crew neck; navy pants; thin navy-orange striped thruout socks with orange jerseys; socks with navy-white-orange-white-navy-white-orange pattern thruout with white jerseys.

Cardinals: Cardinal helmet with three white Michigan style stripes from front to back; cardinal jersey with white northwestern stripes on sleeves (middle stripe thicker than normal), white crew neck, white numerals; gray pants; cardinal socks with stripes as on sleeves.

Dodgers: Silver helmet; green jersey with white numerals; green pants with white rear stripes – or – gray or khaki pants with black rear stripes; green socks.

Eagles: White helmet; pale blue jersey with white numerals; green or black jersey with white numerals; white pants; pale blue socks; green or black socks.

Giants: White helmet with blue front, blue back and blue outline around large earhole; white jersey with thick blue sleeve panels, blue crew neck, red side panels, red front numerals with very thin blue outline; blue pants with white-red-white rear stripes; white socks with red-white-blue-white-red stripe combo.

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jersey with silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow crown helmet with three green Michigan style stripes from front to back; green jersey with yellow sleeves (seam from armpit to center of neck), small yellow numerals front, large yellow numerals back; gold pants; green socks.

Pirates: Yellow helmet, with black Michigan winged front and black earflaps; black jersey with yellow Northwestern sleeve stripes, yellow numerals; black jersey with yellow numerals; yellow pants or khaki pants with black rear stripes; black socks with stripe combo as on sleeves.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jersey with gold numerals; gold pants; burgundy socks.

1937
Bears: Orange helmet (worn with navy jerseys), navy helmet with the three orange michigan style stripes (worn with orange jerseys); navy jersey with orange numerals, orange jersey with navy blue numerals with micro thin white outline, three navy sleeve stripes; orange pants (worn with navy jersey), navy pants (worn with orange jersey); navy socks.

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals; white pants; red socks.

Dodgers: Silver helmet; green jersey with white numerals (increased in size from 1936); gray or khaki pants; green socks.

Eagles: White helmets; powder blue jersey with white numerals or black jersey with white numerals; white pants; powder blue socks or black socks.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripes, mostly Michigan style “winged” look; red jersey, white numerals (primary) or blue jersey, white numerals (secondary); tan pants; red socks (primary), blue socks (secondary).

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jersey with silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with thin yellow shoulder inserts and yellow crew neck, yellow numerals and white jersey with navy blue numerals; yellow pants; navy socks with two yellow stripes.

Pirates: Yellow helmet with black “spider” stripes; black jerseys with yellow numerals; yellow pants with black rear stripes; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Rams: Red helmet; black jersey with red sleeve panels, red numerals; red pants; black socks.

Redskins: Gold helmet; burgundy jersey with redskin profile on sleeves, profile inside white circle with gold outline (actually much like that worn on current helmet), gold numerals with white outline; gold pants; burgundy socks.

1938
Bears: Navy helmet; orange jersey with three navy stripes on sleeves, smaller navy numerals, white jerseys with navy-orange-navy stripes on sleeves, navy numerals and small navy crew neck; navy pants (worn with white or orange jersey), orange pants (worn with white jerseys); navy socks (worn with orange jerseys), navy socks with thin white stripes throughout sock (worn with white jerseys).

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals; white pants; red socks.

Dodgers: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals (primary); blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); gray pants; red socks (primary), blue socks (secondary).

Eagles: White helmet; black jersey with white numerals; white pants; black socks.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripes, Michigan style “winged” look; red jersey, white numerals (primary); blue jersey, white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants; red socks (primary), blue socks (secondary).

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jersey with large silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with yellow shoulder inserts and yellow neck, yellow numerals, navy or dark green(?) jersey with yellow numerals (10/16/38), white jersey with green numerals (11/20/38); yellow pants; navy socks with two yellow stripes.

Pirates: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow numerals; yellow pants with black rear stripes; black socks with yellow Northwestern stripes.

Rams: Navy helmet; navy jersey with yellow numerals; khaki pants with black rear stripes; navy socks.

Redskins: Gold helmet, switched to burgundy helmet by mid-season; burgundy jersey with Redskin profile on sleeves (white circle with gold outline from 1937 eliminated, profile larger), gold numerals with white outline, switched to tall white numerals same time when they went to burgundy helmet; gold pants; burgundy socks.

1939
Bears: Navy helmet; orange jersey with three navy stripes on sleeves, navy numerals with micro thin white outline, white jersey with navy-orange-navy (larger than in 1938) stripes on sleeves, navy numerals and small navy crew neck; navy pants; navy socks with thin white stripes throughout sock.

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals; white pants; red socks.

Dodgers: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); gray or khaki pants (some with black rear stripes); red socks (primary), blue socks (secondary).

Eagles: White helmet, powder blue jersey with white numerals or black jersey with white numerals; white pants; powder blue socks or black socks.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripes, mostly Michigan style “winged” look; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants; red socks (primary), blue socks (secondary).

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jerseys with silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with yellow shoulder inserts and yellow neck, yellow numerals or white jersey with green numerals; yellow pants; navy socks with two yellow stripes.

Pirates: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow numerals; white pants with yellow waistband; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Rams: Yellow helmet; navy blue jersey with yellow squared off shoulders and yellow numerals; white pants with very thin navy blue side stripe; navy blue socks.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jersey with Redskin profile (as on 1938 jerseys) on sleeves, profile removed from sleeves by second game of season, white numerals; gold pants; burgundy socks.

1940
Bears: Navy helmet; white jersey with three stripes on sleeves; navy-orange-navy, navy numerals and small navy crew neck; navy pants with thin white/orange/white side stripes; navy socks with thin white stripes throughout sock.

Cardinals: White helmet, white helmet with red front (Michigan style) and earflaps (worn 9/29/40); red jerseys with white numerals; white pants; red socks.

Dodgers: Plain white helmet worn for first game, then white helmet with red sectional stripes on crown of helmet worn for rest of season; red jersey with three thin white stripes on sleeves, white numerals (primary), blue jersey with three thin white stripes on sleeves and white numerals (secondary); khaki pants with red rear stripes (worn with red jersey), white pants with blue rear stripes (worn with blue jersey); red socks with three thin white stripes (primary), blue socks with three thin white stripes (secondary).

Eagles: White helmet, powder blue jersey with white numerals; white pants; powder blue socks.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripes, mostly Michigan style “winged” look; red jersey, white numerals (primary), blue jersey, white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants worn with red jersey, white pants worn with blue jersey; red socks (primary), blue socks (secondary).

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jersey with silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with yellow shoulder inserts and yellow neck, yellow numerals, white jersey with navy numerals may have been worn also; yellow pants; navy socks with two yellow stripes.
Rams: Royal blue helmet; royal blue jerseys with yellow squared off shoulders and yellow numerals; white pants with very thin yellow-navy blue-yellow side stripes; royal blue socks.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jersey with narrow white numerals, white jersey with Redskin profile (like on today’s helmets except skin tone on 1940 is somewhat lighter) on upper part of sleeves, narrow burgundy numerals (worn 11/10/40); gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow numerals, yellow jersey with black numerals; yellow pants with black waist stripe and two black rear stripes; black socks.

1941
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves, orange numerals; white pants with navy-orange-navy side stripes; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals or if conflict, blue jersey with white numerals; white pants; red socks.

Dodgers: White helmet with red criss-cross or sectional stripes on crown; red jersey with three thin white stripes on sleeves with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with three thin white stripes on sleeves with white numerals (secondary); gray pants with red rear stripes (with red jersey), white pants with blue rear stripes (with blue jersey); red socks with three thin white stripes (primary), blue socks with three thin white stripes (secondary).

Eagles: Silver helmet with green earpieces; green jersey with white sleeve panel, white side panel, white crew neck and white numerals, white jerseys with green sleeve panel, green side panel, green crew neck and green numerals; green pants with thin silver stripe; green socks with two separated white stripes worn with green jerseys, white socks with two separated green stripes worn with white jerseys.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripes, mostly Michigan style “winged” look; red jerseys with white numerals (primary), blue jerseys with white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants worn with red jersey, white-gray pants worn with blue jersey; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jerseys.

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jersey with large silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with yellow shoulder inserts, yellow neck and yellow numerals; yellow pants; navy socks with two yellow stripes.

Rams: Blue helmet; royal blue jerseys with bright yellow shoulders, bright yellow neck and bright yellow numerals; white pants with very thin yellow-blue-yellow side stripe OR yellow pants with with very thin blue side stripe; blue socks.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jersey with narrow white numerals; gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: White helmet worn with green jerseys, yellow helmet worn with yellow jerseys; green jersey with white numerals, yellow jersey with black numerals; black jersey with yellow numerals (worn in Phila); white pants worn with green jerseys, yellow pants with black waistband and black rear stripes worn with yellow, green and black jerseys; green socks (worn with green jersey), black socks (worn with yellow jersey and black jersey).

Notes: Photo from Packers-Rams game of 9/21/41 indicates both teams wearing blue jerseys. However, Packers blue is much darker than Rams blue. Meaning Packers blue is at least a deep navy (like Bears), and Rams blue is lighter, but probably darker than the Honolulu blue shade of the Lions. Rams shoulder inserts also thicker than Packers.

Rams: This is really tough to pinpoint, but it appears that the Rams did wear blue helmets, somewhat pale in hue. The jerseys were blue, somewhere between navy and Honolulu in tint. The shoulders & numerals were of a brighter yellow than the Packers. The pants? While I believe they were white with a very thin yellow-blue-yellow side stripe, photos from ’41 are not conclusive. The pants may have been yellow with a sole thin blue side stripe.

Steelers: Yes, from all indications, they wore green and white as well as the renowned black and yellow. While b/w newspaper photos can provide basic evidence on design and striping, they obviously cannot provide conclusive evidence on color. Nonetheless, the b/w photos from this season indicated that the darkness on the jerseys were not as black before or after 1941. Also the helmets were clearly white in the photos. The convincing arguments for the green jerseys were reports from the 10/5/41 game between the Steelers and Giants from Forbes Field in the 10/6/41 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Jack Sell writes that the Steelers wore “bright green jerseys for the first time in their history.” And from the last game of the season between the Steelers and Dodgers from Ebbets Field as it appeared in the 12/15/41 edition of the New York Times. Arthur Daley wrote in the article, describing the Steelers as “the lads in the green uniforms.” There was also a great deal of ownership turmoil with the Steelers before the 1941 season. Art Rooney sold the team to Alexis Thompson, who then renamed the Steelers the Ironmen. Rooney then bought part of the Eagles from Bert Bell. Not much later, Rooney and Thompson both had a change of heart and arranged a swap of the franchises, and Rooney again owned the Pittsburgh team and immediately renamed them the Steelers. It was in training camp of this year when a reporter asked Rooney of his thoughts on his team. The familiar quote was “…new coach, new uniforms (the green ones?), but they look like the same old Steelers to me.”

1942
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves and orange numerals; white pants with navy-orange-navy side stripes; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals or if conflict, blue jersey with blue numerals; white pants; red socks.

Dodgers: White helmet with red criss-cross stripes or red sectional stripes on crown; red jersey with three thin white stripes on sleeves and white numerals (primary), blue jersey with three thin white stripes on sleeves with white numerals (secondary); gray pants with red rear stripes (with red jerseys), white pants with blue rear stripes (with blue jerseys); red socks with three thin white stripes (primary), blue socks with three thin white stripes (secondary).

Eagles: Silver helmet with green earpieces; green jersey with white sleeve panel, white side panel, white crew neck and white numerals; gray pants (green pants may also have been worn); green socks with two separated white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripes, mostly Michigan style “winged” look; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants worn with red jersey, white-gray pants worn with blue jerseys; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jerseys with large silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with yellow shoulder inserts, yellow neck and yellow numerals; yellow pants; navy socks with two yellow stripes.

Rams: Blue helmet; royal blue jersey with bright yellow shoulders and bright yellow numerals; white pants with very thin yellow-blue-yellow side stripe OR yellow pants with with very thin blue side stripe; royal blue socks.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jersey with narrow white numerals; gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmets, black helmets worn for first game only (with yellow jerseys); black jersey with yellow numerals, yellow jerseys with black numerals; yellow pants with black waist stripe and black rear stripes; black socks.

1943
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves and orange numerals; white pants with navy-orange-navy side stripes; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals or if conflict, blue jersey with white numerals; white pants; red socks.

Dodgers: Silver helmet; red jersey with white squared-off shoulders and white numerals (primary), blue jersey with three thin white sleeve stripes and white numerals; silver pants worn with red jersey, silver pants with blue rear stripes worn with blue jersey; red socks with two thin white stripes worn with red jersey, blue socks with three thin white stripes worn with blue jersey.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripes, mostly Michigan style “winged” look; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants worn with red jersey, white-gray pants worn with blue jersey; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jersey with large silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with yellow shoulder inserts, yellow neck and yellow numerals; yellow pants; navy socks with two yellow stripes.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jersey with narrow white numerals; gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steagles: Silver helmets with green earpieces; green jersey with white sleeve panel. white side panel, white neck and white numerals; gray pants; green socks with two separated white stripes.

1944
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves and orange numerals; white pants with navy-orange-navy side stripes; navy socks with three orange stripes (in at least one game white sanitary socks not worn).

Card-Pitts: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals, blue jersey with white numerals (worn for game at Redskins); white pants; red socks.

Eagles: Silver helmets with green earpieces; green jerseys with white sleeve panel, white side panel, white crew neck and white numerals; gray pants, green pants (though NOT confirmed); green socks with two separated white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripes, mostly Michigan style “winged” look; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants worn with red jersey, white-gray pants worn with blue jersey; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jersey with large silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with thicker yellow shoulder inserts and yellow neck, yellow numerals; yellow pants; navy socks with two yellow stripes.

Rams: Yellow helmet; yellow jersey with blue shoulder inserts, blue crew neck and blue numerals, navy jersey with yellow numerals (Rams may have also worn a war-time patch on left sleeve of yellow jersey. Patch detail is indecipherable); white pants with very thin yellow-blue-yellow side stripes; yellow socks with three very thin blue stripes.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet, burgundy jerseys with narrow white numerals; gold pants; burgundy socks.

Tigers: Orange-yellow helmet with black “spider stripes”; orange-yellow jerseys with thin white-medium black-thin white sleeve panels, black crew neck and black 1960’s Cowboys style numerals with white outline; white pants; black socks.

Yanks: Gold helmet; green jerseys with gold numerals, white jersey with green numerals may also have been worn vs. Eagles; gold pants with green rear stripes; green socks with two gold stripes.

1945
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves and orange numerals; white pants with navy-orange-navy side stripes; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals, may have also worn blue jersey with white numerals; white pants; red socks; may have also worn blue socks.

Eagles: Silver helmets with green earpieces; green jersey with white sleeve panel, white side panel, white crew neck and white numerals (primary), white jerseys with green sleeve panel, green side panel, green crew neck and green numerals (secondary); gray pants worn with green jerseys, green pants worn with white jerseys; green socks with two separated white stripes.

Giants: Tan or natural leather helmet appear to be worn on road, blue helmet with red Michigan style stripes worn at home; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jerseys with white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants worn with red jerseys, white-gray pants worn with blue jerseys; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jerseys.

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jerseys with large silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jerseys with thicker yellow shoulder inserts, yellow neck and yellow numerals; yellow pants; navy socks.

Rams: Yellow helmet; yellow jersey with blue shoulder inserts, blue neck and blue numerals with an indecipherable blue patch worn on left sleeve, blue jersey with yellow numerals and indecipherable yellow patch worn on left sleeve; white pants with very thin yellow-blue-yellow side stripes; yellow socks with three blue stripes (worn with yellow jersey), blue socks with three yellow stripes with micro-thin white outlines top and bottom of each stripe (worn with blue jersey).

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jerseys with white old-style UCLA numerals; gold pants; burgundy socks with gold sanitary socks with white anklets.

Steelers: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow numerals; yellow pants with thin black side stripe; black socks.

Yanks: Gold helmet; green jersey with gold sleeve panels and gold numerals; gold pants; green socks with two gold stripes.

1946 — NFL
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves and orange numerals; white pants with navy-orange-navy side stripes; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals, may have also worn blue jersey with white numerals; white pants; red socks, may have also worn blue socks with blue jersey.

Eagles: Silver helmet with green earpieces; green jersey with white sleeve panel, white side panel, white neck and white numerals, white jersey with green sleeve panel, green side panel, green neck and green numerals; gray pants worn with green jerseys, green pants worn with white jerseys; green socks with two separated white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red Michigan style stripes; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants worn with red jerseys, white-gray pants worn with blue jerseys; red socks with red jersey, blue socks with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jerseys with large silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with thicker (than previous years) yellow shoulder inserts and yellow neck and yellow numerals (primary), white jersey with yellow shoulder inserts and yellow neck, yellow numerals (secondary); yellow pants; navy socks.

Rams: Yellow helmet; yellow jersey with blue numerals (primary), blue jersey with yellow numerals (secondary); white pants with very thin yellow-blue-yellow side stripes; yellow socks with yellow jersey, blue socks with blue jersey.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jersey with white old-style UCLA numerals; gold pants; burgundy socks with gold sanitary socks with white anklets.

Steelers: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow northwestern sleeve stripes and yellow numerals; yellow pants with thin black side stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Yanks: Gold helmet; green jersey with gold sleeve panels, gold neck and gold numerals (primary), yellow-gold jerseys with green sleeve panels, green neck and green numerals (secondary); gold pants; green socks with gold northwestern stripes with green jersey, yellow-gold socks with green northwestern stripes with yellow-gold jersey.

Note: Bears may have worn the 1930’s style orange jerseys for a game vs. Redskins. Have seen such in a book “What Bears They Were.” However newspaper accounts of the game in the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post with photos indicate that Bears definitely wore the normal navy blue jerseys. Redskins wore the UCLA numerals in both photo in the book and in the papers. The orange jerseys may have been worn in an exhibition game.

1946 — AAFC
Brooklyn Dodgers: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow northwestern stripes on sleeves and yellow numerals, white jersey with northwestern stripes (thin outer black, thick inner yellow) and black numerals; white pants with black-yellow-black side stripes; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Buffalo Bisons: Silver helmet with blue Michigan winged front; white jersey with 10 thin blue stripes all along sleeves and blue numerals, blue jersey with 10 thin silver stripes all along sleeves and silver numerals; silver pants with blue rear stripes; white socks with white jersey, blue socks with blue jersey.

Chicago Rockets: Red plastic helmet with yellow stripe; white jersey with thin red sleeve panel and red numerals, red jersey with yellow numerals; red pants, white pants with two thin red side stripes; white socks with thin red stripe, red socks. Rockets mixed and matched all uni combos.

Cleveland Browns: White helmet; white jersey with brown-orange-brown-orange-brown sleeve stripes and brown numerals with orange drop shadow, brown jersey with white-orange-white-orange-white sleeve stripes and white numerals with orange drop shadow; white pants with orange-brown-orange side stripes; white socks with brown-orange-brown-orange-brown stripes (worn with white jersey), brown socks with orange-white-orange-white-orange stripes (worn with brown jersey).

Los Angeles Dons: Red helmet; blue jersey with thick white shoulder inserts (front edge goes below neckline), white neck with white numerals, red jersey with white numerals, white jersey with blue numerals; red pants, blue pants; blue socks.

Miami Seahawks: White helmet; orange jersey with three thin green sleeve stripes (first two home games), or three thin white sleeve stripes (last five home games) and green numerals (primary), white jerseys with orange numerals (secondary); white pants; orange socks with three thin green stripes (first two home games) or three thin white stripes (last five home games).

New York Yankees: Navy plastic helmet with silver stripe; navy jerseys with silver UCLA old-style numerals, gray jerseys with normal navy numerals; white pants; navy socks.

San Francisco 49ers: White helmet; red jerseys with white numerals (may have also worn white jerseys with red numerals); white pants with thin red side stripe; red socks.

Notes: Dons usual combo was red jerseys, blue pants, blue socks. Also Blue jersey, red pants, blue socks, and white jersey, red pants, blue socks. … Was able to see all teams except for the 49ers with at least two distinctly different jerseys. If the Niners did wear a white jersey to make it all 8 teams, see above.

1947 — NFL
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves and orange numerals; white pants with navy-orange-navy side stripes; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); white pants; red socks with red jersey, blue socks with blue jersey.

Eagles: Silver helmet with green earpieces; green jersey with white sleeve panel, white side panel, white neck and white numerals, white jersey with two separated green stripes, green numerals; gray pants worn with green and white jersey, green pants worn with white jersey; green socks with two separated white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red Michigan style stripes, blue helmet with red stripe and red earpieces also worn; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jerseys white numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants worn with red jersey, white-gray pants worn with blue jerseys; red socks with red jersey, blue socks with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jerseys with large silver numerals; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with yellow shoulder inserts, yellow neck and yellow numerals (primary), white jersey with yellow shoulder inserts, yellow neck and yellow numerals (secondary); yellow pants; navy socks.

Rams: Blue helmet; yellow jersey with blue numerals (primary), blue jersey with yellow numerals (secondary); white pants with very thin yellow-blue-yellow side stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jersey with white old-style UCLA numerals, white “spikey” numeral font also worn; gold pants; burgundy socks with gold sanitary socks with white anklets.

Steelers: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow northwestern sleeve stripes and yellow numerals (primary), white jersey with black crew neck and black numerals (secondary); yellow pants with thin black side stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Yanks: Gold helmet; green jersey with gold sleeve panels and gold numerals (primary), white jersey with thin green-thick gold-thin green stripes and green numerals (secondary); gold pants with two green side stripes; green socks.

Notes: Some Giant players wore a different style helmet (different maker?) but the basis was a blue helmet with either the Michigan style stripes in red or one similar in style to the Eagles, except that a red stripe up the middle was added with red on the earflaps. Both were worn simultaneously in games.

Redskins’ numeral font with the UCLA font and the “spiked” font were worn simultaneously in games.

Some players wore plastic helmets, but it appears that the leather helmets were worn by about an 8 to 1 margin.

1947 — AAFC
Baltimore Colts: Silver helmet; green jersey with white northwestern sleeve stripes and white numerals; silver pants with two extremely thin green side stripes; green socks with white northwestern stripes.

Brooklyn Dodgers: Gold plastic helmet with black stripe; black jersey with gold northwestern stripes on sleeves and gold numerals; white jersey with northwestern stripes (thin outer black, thick inner gold) and black numerals; gold pants with black side stripe; black socks with gold northwestern stripes worn with black jersey, white socks with northwestern stripes; thin outer black, thick inner gold worn with white jersey.

Buffalo Bills: Silver plastic helmet; white jersey with blue numerals; blue jersey with silver numerals; silver pants; white socks with three very thin separated blue stripes worn with white jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Chicago Rockets: Yellow helmet; red jersey with yellow numerals, black jersey with yellow numerals (at San Francisco); yellow pants with two red side stripes; red socks.

Cleveland Browns: White helmet; white jersey with brown-orange-brown-orange-brown sleeve stripes and brown numerals, brown jersey with white-orange-white-orange-white sleeve stripes and white numerals; white pants with orange-brown-orange side stripes; white socks with brown-orange-brown-orange-brown stripes worn with white jersey, brown socks with orange-white-orange-white-orange stripes worn with brown jersey.

Los Angeles Dons: Red helmet; blue jersey with two separated white stripes on sleeves with white numerals, white jersey with two separated blue stripes on sleeves with blue numerals; red pants, blue pants; blue socks.

New York Yankees: Navy plastic helmet with silver stripe; navy jersey with silver UCLA old-style numerals, gray jerseys with normal block navy numerals; gray pants, navy pants; navy socks worn with both navy and gray pants, gray socks worn only with navy pants.

San Francisco 49ers: Gold helmet with medium red center stripe; red jersey with white numerals, white jersey with three red sleeve stripes and red numerals; gold pants with red side stripe; red socks.

Notes: Yankees wore three combos; all navy (with gray or navy socks), navy tops-gray pants (with navy socks), gray tops-navy pants (with gray socks).

Did not see white/light jersey for Colts. Colts had green jerseys and since no color conflict with any other AAFC team, may not have worn white.

1948 — NFL
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves and orange numerals with very thin white outline; white pants with navy-orange-navy stripes; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Cardinals: White helmet, MAY have worn red helmet in night game vs. Bears; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); white pants with two red stripes; red socks with red jersey, blue socks with blue jersey.

Eagles: Silver helmet with green earpieces; white jersey with two separated green stripes and green numerals, green jersey with white sleeve panel, white side panel, white crew neck and white numerals; green pants worn with white jersey, gray pants worn with both jerseys; green socks with two separated white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red Michigan style stripes, blue helmet with red stripe and red earpieces also worn; red jersey with smaller white front numerals (primary), blue jersey with smaller white front numerals (secondary); beige-tan pants worn with red jersey, white-gray pants worn with blue jerseys; red socks with red jersey, blue socks with blue jersey.

Lions: Black helmet and red helmet; black jersey with white numerals (primary), red jersey with white numerals (secondary); white pants with black stripe, black pants with white stripe; red socks (uniforms were “mix and match,” see notes).

Packers: Yellow helmet; navy jersey with yellow shoulder inserts, yellow neck and yellow numerals (primary), white jersey with yellow shoulder inserts, yellow neck and yellow numerals (secondary); yellow pants; navy socks.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns beginning about two inches above front edge of helmet; yellow jersey with blue numerals (primary), blue jersey with yellow numerals (secondary); white pants with blue-yellow-blue stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet; burgundy jersey with white “spikey” numeral font; gold pants; burgundy socks with gold sanitary socks with white anklets.

Steelers: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow northwestern sleeve stripes and yellow numerals; yellow pants with thin black stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Yanks: Gold helmet; green jersey with gold sleeve panels, gold neck and gold numerals, white jersey with thin green-thick gold-thin green stripes and green numerals (maybe); gold pants with two green side stripes; green socks.

Notes: from this point forward, all stripes on pants are on side of leg. … Yanks may not have worn white jerseys. … Lions wore several combos: red helmet, red jerseys, white pants; red helmet, red jerseys, black pants; black helmets, black jerseys, white pants; black helmets, black jerseys, black pants; red helmet, black jerseys, white pants. … Plastic helmets were banned by the NFL for 1948.

1948 — AAFC
Baltimore Colts: Green helmet; green jersey with white northwestern sleeve stripes and white numerals, white jersey with green northwestern sleeve stripes and green numerals; silver pants with two extremely thin green side stripes; green socks with white northwestern stripes, white socks with green northwestern stripes.

Brooklyn Dodgers: White plastic helmet with blue stripe; blue jersey with white northwestern stripes on sleeves and white numerals, white jersey with blue northwestern stripes on sleeves and blue numerals; white pants with blue side stripe, blue pants; blue socks with white northwestern stripes with blue jersey, white socks with blue northwestern stripes.

Buffalo Bills: Silver plastic helmet; white jersey with blue numerals, blue jersey with silver numerals; silver pants; blue socks with blue jersey, white socks with two very thin separated blue stripes with white jersey.

Chicago Rockets: White plastic helmet with red stripe; red jersey with white northwestern stripes and white numerals, white jersey with red northwestern stripes and red numerals; white pants with red side stripe; red socks with white northwestern stripes with red jersey, white socks with red northwestern stripes with white jersey.

Cleveland Browns: White helmet; white jersey with brown-orange-brown-orange-brown sleeve stripes and brown numerals, brown jersey with white-orange-white-orange-white sleeve stripes and white numerals; white pants with orange-brown-orange side stripes; white socks with brown-orange-brown-orange-brown stripes with white jersey, brown socks with orange-white-orange-white-orange stripes with brown jersey.

Los Angeles Dons: Red helmets with white sectional “spider stripes” on crown; blue jersey with two separated white stripes on sleeves with white numerals, white jerseys with two separated blue stripes on sleeves with blue numerals; white pants with extremely thin red-blue-red side stripes, red pants with extremely thin white-blue-white side stripes; white socks with two separated blue stripes, blue socks with two separated white stripes.

New York Yankees: Navy plastic helmet with silver stripe; navy jersey with silver UCLA old-style numerals, white jersey with navy UCLA old-style numerals; gray pants, navy pants; navy socks worn with both navy and gray pants, white socks with navy northwestern stripes worn only with navy pants.

San Francisco 49ers: Gold helmet with medium red stripe; red jersey with white numerals, white jerseys with red northwestern sleeve stripes and red numerals; gold pants with red side stripe; red socks with red jersey, white socks with red northwestern stripes with white jersey.

Notes: Quite frankly, Dons reds and blues are nearly indistinguishable. The color listed are subject to change. … 49ers gold may have been silver instead. Ssur.org says silver for 1948 and 1949. … Combos: Dodgers: all four; Rockets: all-white or all-red; Dons: all white, white/red, blue/white; Yankees: white/navy/white, white/navy/navy, navy/gray/navy.

1949 — NFL
Bears: Navy helmet (leather); navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves, orange numerals with very thin white outline (first two games), navy jersey with rather crude rounded white numerals and three orange stripes on sleeves (rest of season); white pants with side stripes of navy-orange-navy combo (home), orange pants with two navy stripes (away); navy socks with three orange stripes.

Bulldogs: Silver (leather) helmet with Columbia blue stripe; columbia blue jersey with white sleeve panel, white neck and white numerals (primary), white jersey with columbia blue sleeve panel, columbia blue side panels, columbia blue neck and columbia blue numerals; silver pants with columbia blue stripe; columbia blue socks.

Cardinals: White helmet (leather), Red helmet (leather) also worn for night games; red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); white pants with two very thin red side stripes; red socks with red jersey, blue socks with blue jersey.

Eagles: Silver helmet with green sides; white jersey with green numerals and two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (primary), green jersey with white numerals (secondary); light gray pants worn with green jerseys and white jerseys, green pants worn with white jerseys only; green socks with two white stripes separated by a thick space of green.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe; red jersey with smallish white front numerals (primary), blue jersey with smallish white front numerals (secondary), light gray pants; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: a. Honolulu Blue helmet; honolulu blue jersey with white numerals; white or silver pants; honolulu blue socks.
b. Red Helmet; red jersey with white numerals; white pants, red socks.

Note: Also for at least one game at night in Los Angeles, Lions wore item a. except for the pants. The pants were black with a very thin white/honolulu blue/white stripe combo.

Packers: yellow helmet (leather); navy jersey with bigger (than 1948) yellow numerals; yellow pants; navy socks.
If worn, white jersey with large navy blue numerals.

Rams: Red helmet with “notched” yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point above ear hole (see notes); yellow jersey with red numerals (primary), red jersey with yellow numerals (secondary), blue jersey with yellow numerals (possibly worn in Detroit); white pants with red side stripe. (1948 style pants possibly worn in Detroit); red socks, blue socks (possibly worn in Detroit).

Redskins: Gold helmet with burgundy stripe; burgundy jersey with white numerals with a “spiky” font; gold pants; burgundy socks, with gold sanitary socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet (leather); black jersey with yellow northwestern sleeve stripes and yellow numerals (primary), white jersey with black Northwestern sleeve stripes, black crew neck and black numerals; yellow pants with black side stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern sleeve stripes with black jersey, white socks with black northwestern stripes with white jersey.

Note: Crazylegs Hirsch, Rams back, still wore a leather helmet with the 1948 design.

According to 7/21/08 uniwatchblog.com, Rams actually changed from blue to red, while maintaining yellow as base color. Also noted that prior to 10/16 game in Detroit (NY Times article), these unis were destroyed in a fire. The helmets apparently were not involved. The article stated that blue jerseys may have been used had the replacement unis not been made in time.

In Lions at Bears game, actually appears that Lions wore BOTH blue helmets and silver helmets! Also same situation with Lions at Giants. Linemen appear to be wearing silver helmets, while “skill” players wore red helmets with red jerseys or blue helmets with blue jerseys.

1949 — AAFC

Baltimore Colts: Silver plastic helmet with green stripe; green jersey with white northwestern sleeve stripes and white numerals, white jersey with thin green neck, green northwestern sleeve stripes and green numerals; silver pants; green socks with white northwestern stripes (worn with both jerseys), white socks with green northwestern stripes (worn with both jerseys).

Buffalo Bills: Silver plastic helmet; light gray jersey with blue northwestern stripes and blue numerals, blue jersey with silver northwestern stripes and silver numerals; white pants with thin blue side stripe; blue socks, light gray socks with blue northwestern stripes, blue socks with silver northwestern stripes.

Chicago Hornets: Yellow plastic helmet with black stripe; black jersey with three yellow stripes and yellow numerals, white jersey with a middle black stripe and two outer yellow stripes and black numerals; yellow pants; black socks with three black stripes (with black jersey), white socks with two outer yellow stripes and an inner black stripe (with white jersey).

Cleveland Browns: White helmet; white jerseys with brown-orange-brown-orange-brown sleeve stripes and brown numerals, brown jersey with white-orange-white-orange-white sleeve stripes and white numerals; white pants with orange-brown-orange side stripes; white socks with brown-orange-brown-orange-brown stripes (with white jersey), brown socks with orange-white-orange-white-orange stripes (with brown jersey).

Los Angeles Dons: White helmet; blue jersey with two separated white stripes on sleeves with white numerals, white jersey with two separated stripes (top red, bottom blue) on sleeves with blue numerals; red pants with white-blue-white side stripes; White socks with two separated stripes (top red, bottom blue)(with white jersey), blue socks with two separated white stripes (with blue jersey).

New York Yankees: Navy plastic helmet with silver stripe; navy jersey with silver UCLA old-style numerals, white jersey with navy UCLA old-style numerals; navy pants, gray pants; navy socks worn with both navy and gray pants, gray socks (worn only with navy pants).

San Francisco 49ers: Gold or silver helmet with medium red stripe; red jersey with white numerals; gold or silver pants with thin red side stripe; red socks.

Notes: Quite frankly, Dons reds and blues are nearly indistinguishable, but I am going with blue as the dark color jersey and socks. This item is subject to change. … 49ers: Gold may have been silver instead. Ssur.org says silver for 1948 and 1949. did not see white jerseys on 49ers, but if worn, probably same as worn in 1948.

1950
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with three orange stripes on sleeves and rounded white numerals with thin orange outline; white pants with navy-orange-navy stripe combo; navy blue socks with three orange stripes.

Browns: Orange helmet (leather) worn early in season, white helmet (leather) worn rest of season; white jersey with brown numerals with sleeve stripes of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown (primary), brown jersey with white numerals with sleeve stripes of white-orange-white-orange-white (secondary); white pants with orange-brown-orange stripe combo; white socks worn with white jerseys, with stripe combo of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown, brown socks worn with brown jerseys, with stripe combo of white-orange-white-orange-white.

Cardinals: white helmet (leather), red helmet (leather) also worn for night games; red jerseys with white numerals (primary), blue jerseys with white numerals (secondary); white pants with two very thin red side stripes; red socks with red jerseys, blue socks with blue jerseys.

Colts: silver helmet with green stripe; white jersey with green numerals and green northwestern stripes on sleeves, green jersey with white numerals and white northwestern stripes on sleeves; white pants with green-silver-green stripes; white socks with green northwestern stripes (worn with both jerseys), green socks with white northwestern stripes (worn with green jerseys).

Eagles: Green helmet (appeared to be worn first half of season), silver helmet with green sides (appeared to be worn second half of season); white jersey with green numerals with two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (primary), green jersey with white numerals; light gray pants worn with green jersey and white jersey, green pants worn with white jersey only; green socks with two white stripes separated by a thick space of green.

49ers: Gold helmet (leather); red jersey with white numerals (primary), red jersey with three white sleeve stripes and white numerals (secondary); gold pants with thin red side stripe; red socks worn with plain red jersey, red socks with three white stripes worn with striped sleeve jersey.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe; red jersey with smallish front white numerals (primary), blue jersey with smallish front white numerals (secondary); light gray pants; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: a. Honolulu Blue helmet (silver helmet may have been worn by linemen); honolulu blue jersey with white numerals; white or silver pants (uncertain); honolulu blue socks. b. Red Helmet (silver helmets may have been worn by linemen); red jersey with white numerals; white pants; red socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet (leather); yellow jersey with green numerals (primary), green jersey with gold numerals and two thin separated gold stripes on sleeves (secondary); yellow pants worn with yellow jerseys only, green pants with gold stripe worn with yellow jersey and green jersey; green socks with two thicker (than on jersey) yellow stripes.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point under and above ear hole; yellow jersey with blue numerals and blue northwestern stripes (primary), blue jersey with yellow numerals (secondary); white pants with thin blue-yellow-blue side stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Gold helmet with burgundy stripe; burgundy jersey with white numerals with a “spiky” font (primary), white jersey with burgundy numerals with a “spiky” font (secondary); gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow northwestern sleeve stripes and yellow numerals (primary), white jersey with northwestern sleeve stripes consisting of thin black outer stripes, thick inner yellow stripe and black numerals (secondary); yellow pants with black side stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern sleeve stripes.

Yanks: Columbia blue helmet with white stripe; columbia blue jersey with white numerals, sleeve panels, neck and cuffs (primary), white jersey with columbia blue numerals, sleeve panels, neck and cuffs (secondary); white pants with columbia blue stripe; columbia blue socks.

1951
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with rounded white numerals with thin orange outline and three orange stripes on sleeves; white pants with stripes of navy-orange-navy combo; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Browns: White helmet (leather); white jersey with brown numerals and sleeve stripes of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown (primary), brown jersey with white numerals and sleeve stripes of white-orange-white-orange-white (secondary); white pants with orange-brown-orange stripe combo; white socks worn with white jersey with stripe combo of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown, brown socks worn with brown jerseys, with stripe combo of white-orange-white-orange-white.

Cardinals: White helmet (leather); red jersey with white numerals (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); white pants with two thin red side stripes; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Eagles: Green helmet; white jersey with green numerals and two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (primary), green jersey with white numerals (secondary); light gray pants; green socks with two white stripe separated by a thick space of green.

49ers: gold helmet; red jersey with white numerals and three white sleeve stripes; gold pants with thin red side stripe; red socks with three white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe; red jersey with smallish front white numerals (primary), blue jersey with smallish white numerals (secondary); light gray pants; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet, honolulu blue helmet also worn; honolulu blue jerseys with silver numerals (smaller font) with Detroit 250th anniversary patch worn on left sleeve; silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Gold helmet with green stripe; gold jersey with green numerals, green jersey with gold numerals with two thin gold stripes on sleeves; green pants with gold stripe, gold pants (pants interchangeable with jerseys); green socks with two thicker (than on green jersey) gold stripes.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point under and above ear hole; yellow jersey with blue numerals and blue northwestern stripes; white pants with thin blue-yellow-blue stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Gold helmet with burgundy stripe; burgundy jersey with white numerals with a “spiky” font; gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow numerals and yellow northwestern sleeve stripes (primary), white jersey with black numerals and northwestern sleeve stripes thin black outer stripes thick inner yellow stripe; yellow pants with black side stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern sleeve stripes.

Yanks: Navy helmet with very wide white stripe; navy jersey with white numerals (primary), white jersey with navy blue numerals and three navy blue stripes on sleeves (secondary); white pants with navy side stripe; navy socks.

1952
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with rounded white numerals with thin orange outline and three orange stripes on sleeves; white pants with stripes of navy-orange-navy combo; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Browns: Orange helmet with white stripe; white jersey with brown numerals and sleeve stripes of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown (primary), brown jersey with white numerals and sleeve stripes of white-orange-white-orange-white (secondary); white pants with orange-brown-orange stripe combo; white socks worn with white jerseys with stripe combo of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown, brown socks worn with brown jerseys, with stripe combo of white-orange-white-orange-white.

Cardinals: White helmet, red helmet worn for night game; red jerseys with white numerals (primary), blue jerseys with white numeral (secondary); white pants with two very thin red side stripes; red socks with red jerseys, blue socks with blue jerseys.

Eagles: Green helmet (primary), silver helmet with green sides also worn (secondary); white jersey with green numerals with two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (primary), green jersey with white numerals (secondary); light gray pants; green socks with two white stripes separated by a thick space of green.

49ers: Gold helmet; red jersey with white numerals and three white sleeve stripes; gold pants with thin red side stripe; red socks with three white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe; red jersey with smallish front white numerals (primary), blue jersey with smallish front white numerals (secondary); light gray pants; red socks worn with red jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet, honolulu Blue helmet also worn; honolulu blue jerseys with silver numerals smaller font; silver pants; honolulu blue socks worn with honolulu blue jerseys.

Packers: Gold helmet with green stripe; gold jersey with green numerals and two thin (a la Eagles) green stripes on sleeves (primary), green jersey with gold numerals and two thin gold stripes on sleeves (secondary); gold pants with green side stripe, green pants with gold side stripe (both pants interchangeable with both jerseys); green socks with two thicker (than on jersey) gold stripes.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point under and above ear hole; yellow jersey with blue numerals and blue northwestern stripes; white pants with thin blue-yellow-blue side stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Gold helmet with burgundy stripe; burgundy jersey with white numerals with a “spiky” font (primary), white jersey with burgundy numerals with a “spiky” font; gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet; black jersey with yellow numerals and yellow northwestern sleeve stripes (primary), white jersey with black numerals and northwestern sleeve stripes with thin black outer stripes and a thick inner yellow stripe; yellow pants with black stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes worn with black jersey, white socks with northwestern stripes with thin black outer stripes and thick yellow inner stripe.

Texans: Navy helmet with very wide white stripe; navy jersey with navy map of Texas outlined in white with white “TEXANS” superimposed on map on left sleeve and white numerals (primary), white jersey with navy numerals and three navy blue stripes on sleeves plus blue map of Texas outlined in white with white “TEXANS” superimposed on map on left sleeve above stripes; white pants with navy stripe worn with navy jersey, gray pants with navy stripe worn with white jersey; navy socks.

Note: Ssur.org site says the Lions wore gold (pants & helmets) in 1952, but I am skeptical about this claim. … With Cardinals and Browns finally switching to plastic helmets in 1952, only a few hardened old-timers on various teams still are strapping on leather helmets.

1953
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with rounded white numerals with thin orange outline and three orange stripes on sleeves; white pants with stripes of navy-orange-navy combo; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Browns: Orange helmet with white stripe; white jersey with brown numerals and sleeve stripes of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown (primary), brown jersey with white numerals and sleeve stripes of white-orange-white-orange-white (secondary); may have worn orange jersey with brown numerals for night game with sleeve stripes of brown-white-brown-white-brown; white pants with orange-brown-orange stripe combo; white socks worn with white jerseys with stripe combo of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown, brown socks worn with brown jerseys, with stripe combo of white-orange-white-orange-white.

Cardinals: White helmet, red helmet for night game in Philadelphia; red jersey with red numerals; white pants with two very thin red stripes; red socks.

Colts: White helmet with blue criss-cross stripes for first game with Bears, cross stripe then removed, blue helmet also worn at Bears and both night games with Lions; white jersey with blue numerals and blue northwestern stripes on sleeves (primary and worn with game at Bears), blue jersey with white numerals and white northwestern stripes on sleeves (secondary), red jersey with white numerals and white northwestern stripes worn for night games with Lions; white pants with blue stripe; blue socks.

Eagles: Green helmet; white jersey with green numerals and two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (primary), green jersey with white numerals (secondary); light gray pants; green socks with two white stripe separated by a thick space of green.

49ers: Red helmet with silver stripe; red jersey with white numerals and three white sleeve stripes; white pants with thin red side stripe; red socks with three white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe; white jersey with red numerals (primary), blue jersey with smallish white front numerals (secondary); light gray pants; red socks worn with white jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet or gold helmet (day games; helmets were apparently meant to be silver but some of them appeared to be gold due to plastic helmet shells that yellowed with age), honolulu blue helmet (night games); honolulu blue jersey with silver numerals (smaller font on front); silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Gold helmet with green stripe; green jersey with gold numerals and two thin gold stripes on sleeves (primary), white jersey with green numerals and two thin green stripes on sleeves (secondary); green pants with gold stripe; gold pants with green stripe (pants interchangeable with jerseys); green socks with two thicker (than on jersey) gold stripes.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point under and above ear hole; yellow jersey with blue numerals outlined in white and blue northwestern stripes; white pants with thin blue-yellow-blue stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Gold helmet with burgundy stripe; burgundy jersey with white numerals with a “spiky” font; gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet with black stripe; black jersey with yellow numerals and yellow northwestern sleeve stripes; white jersey with black numerals and northwestern sleeve stripes with thin black outer stripes and thick inner yellow stripe; yellow pants with black stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Notes: Colts wore four combos with helmets: white helmets with white jersey and white pants; white helmets with blue jersey and white pants; blue helmets with white jersey and white pants; blue helmets with blue jersey and white pants. … Packers wore four combos: white jersey and green pants; white jersey and gold pants; green jersey and gold pants; green jersey and green pants.

1954
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with rounded white numerals with thin orange outline and three orange stripes on sleeves; white pants with stripes of navy-orange-navy combo; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Browns: Orange helmet with white stripe; white jersey with brown numerals and sleeve stripes of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown (primary), brown jersey with white numerals and sleeve stripes of white-orange-white-orange-white (secondary); white pants with orange-brown-orange stripe combo; white socks worn with white jersey with stripe combo of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown, brown socks worn with brown jersey with stripe combo of white-orange-white-orange-white.

Cardinals: White helmet; red jersey with white numerals; white pants with two very thin red stripes; red socks.

Colts: White helmet with blue stripe worn for first game or two, blue helmet with white stripe and white horseshoes on rear of helmet worn rest of season; blue jersey with white numerals and three white stripes on sleeves (primary), white jerseys with blue numerals and blue northwestern stripes on sleeves (secondary), red jersey with white numerals and three white stripes on sleeves (worn for night games against Lions); white pants with blue stripe; blue socks with three white stripes.

Eagles: Green helmets with silver wings; white jersey with green numerals and two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (primary), green jersey with white numerals (secondary); light gray pants; green socks with two white stripes separated by a thick space of green.

49ers: Red helmet with silver stripe; red jersey with white numerals and three white sleeve stripes. White pants with thin red side stripe. Red socks with three white stripes. White jerseys with red numerals. Three red sleeve stripes. White socks with three red stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe; white jersey with red numerals and red northwestern sleeve stripes (primary); blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); light gray pants; red socks with white jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet, honolulu blue helmet worn for night games only; honolulu blue jersey with silver numerals (smaller font, primary), white jersey with honolulu blue numerals and honolulu blue northwestern stripes on sleeves (smaller font, secondary); silver pants; honolulu blue socks.

Packers: Yellow helmet with navy blue stripe; Navy jersey with yellow numerals and yellow northwestern stripes on sleeves (primary), gold jersey with green numerals and two green stripes on sleeves (secondary), yellow pants worn with navy jersey, gold pants with green stripe worn with gold jersey; navy socks with yellow northwestern stripes worn with navy jersey, green socks with two thick gold stripes worn with gold jersey.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point under and above ear hole; yellow jersey with blue numerals outlined in white and blue northwestern stripes; white pants with thin blue-yellow-blue side stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet with gold stripe; burgundy jersey with white numerals with a “spiky” font; gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet with black stripe; black jersey with yellow numerals and yellow northwestern sleeve stripes (primary), white jersey with black numerals and black northwestern sleeve stripes (secondary); yellow pants with black side stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

1955
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with rounded white numerals with thin orange outline and three orange stripes on sleeves; white pants with stripes of navy-orange-navy combo; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Browns: Orange helmet with white stripe; white jersey with brown front numerals and sleeve stripes of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown (primary), brown jersey with white front numerals and sleeve stripes of white-orange-white-orange-white (secondary); white pants with orange-brown-orange stripe combo; white socks worn with white jerseys with stripe combo of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown, brown socks worn with brown jerseys with stripe combo of white-orange-white-orange-white.

Cardinals: White helmet, red helmet worn for night games; red jersey with white front numerals; white pants with two very thin red stripes; red socks.

Colts: Blue helmet with white stripe and white horseshoes on rear of helmet flanking stripe; blue jersey with white numerals and three white stripes on sleeves (primary), white jersey with blue numerals and three blue stripes on sleeves; white pants with blue side stripe; white socks with three blue stripes worn with white jersey, blue socks with three white stripes worn with blue jersey.

Eagles: Green helmet with silver wings; white jersey with green numerals and two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (primary), green jersey with white numerals (secondary); white pants with two thin green stripes worn for home games; light gray pants worn for road games (jersey and pants combos interchangable); green socks with two white stripes separated by a thick space of green.

49ers: Red helmet with thick silver stripe; red jersey with white front numerals with black drop shadow and three white sleeve stripes (primary), white jersey with red front numerals with black drop shadow and three sleeve stripes with outer stripes black and inner stripe red (secondary); white pants with red-black-red side stripe combo; red socks with three white stripes worn with red jersey, white socks with three stripes with outer stripes black and inner stripe red worn with white jersey.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe; white jersey with red numerals and red northwestern sleeve stripes (primary), blue jersey with white numerals (secondary); light gray pants; red socks worn with white jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet, honolulu blue helmet worn for night games; honolulu blue jersey with silver numerals (smaller font on front, primary), white jersey with honolulu blue front numerals (smaller font on front) and honolulu blue northwestern stripes on sleeves (secondary); silver pants. honolulu blue socks worn with honolulu blue jersey, white socks with honolulu blue northwestern stripes worn with white jerseys.

Packers: Yellow helmet with navy stripe; navy jersey with yellow front numerals and yellow northwestern stripes on sleeves; yellow pants; navy socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point under and above ear hole; yellow jersey with blue front numerals outlined in white and blue northwestern stripes on sleeves; white pants with thin blue-yellow-blue stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Burgundy helmet with gold stripe; burgundy jersey with white front numerals with a “spiky” font with gold outline and shoulder stripes of gold-white-gold (primary); white jersey with burgundy front numerals with a “spiky” font with gold outline and shoulder stripes that APPEAR to be two gold stripes (COULD be one single shoulder stripe. Photos not definitive)(secondary); gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet with black stripe; black jersey with yellow numerals and yellow northwestern sleeve stripes; yellow pants with black side stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

1956
Bears: Navy helmet; navy jersey with rounded white numerals front, back and sleeves with thin orange outline with three orange stripes on sleeves; white pants with stripes of navy-orange-navy combo; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Browns: Orange helmet with white stripe; white jersey with brown front & back numerals and sleeve stripes of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown (primary), brown jersey with white front & back numerals and sleeve stripes of white-orange-white-orange-white (secondary); white pants with orange-brown-orange stripe combo; white socks worn with white jersey with stripe combo of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown, brown socks worn with brown jerseys with stripe combo of white-orange-white-orange-white.

Cardinals: White helmet worn with red jersey, red helmet worn with white jersey; red jersey with white front & back numerals (primary), white jersey with red front & back numerals (secondary); white pants with two very thin red stripes worn with red jersey, red pants with two very thin white stripes worn with white jersey; red socks.

Colts: White helmet with blue stripe, blue horseshoes on rear of helmet flanking stripe; blue jerseys with white numerals on front, back and sleeves and three white stripes on sleeves (primary), white jersey with blue numerals on front, back and sleeves and three blue stripes on sleeves (secondary); white pants with blue stripe;
blue socks with three white stripes worn with blue jersey, white socks with three blue stripes worn with white jersey.

Eagles: Green helmet with silver wings; white jersey with green front, back and sleeve numerals with two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (primary), also wore white jersey for games in Los Angeles and Chi Cardinals with green front and back numerals and tiny green numerals on shoulders with green northwestern stripes on sleeves, green jersey with white front, back & sleeve numerals (secondary); white pants with two thin green side stripes worn for home games, light gray pants also worn (with green jerseys on occasion) for away games; green socks with two white stripes separated by a thick space of green.

49ers: White helmet; red jersey with white front and back numerals and three white sleeve stripes; white pants with thickish red stripe, stripe off set about an inch from top of pants; red socks with three white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe; white jersey with red front, back & sleeve numerals and red northwestern sleeve stripes (primary), blue jersey with white front, back & sleeve numerals (secondary); light gray pants; red socks worn with white jerseys, blue socks worn with blue jerseys.

Lions: Silver helmet; honolulu blue jersey with silver front, back & sleeve numerals (primary), white jersey with Honolulu blue front, back & sleeve numerals and honolulu blue northwestern stripes on sleeves (secondary); silver pants; honolulu blue socks worn with honolulu blue jersey, white socks with honolulu blue northwestern stripes worn with white jersey.

Packers: Yellow helmet with navy stripe; navy jersey with yellow front, back and sleeve numerals with yellow northwestern stripes on sleeves; yellow pants; navy socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point under and above ear hole;
yellow jersey with blue front & back numerals outlined in white, tall blue sleeve numerals and blue northwestern stripes; white pants with thin blue-yellow-blue side stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Gold helmet; burgundy jersey with white front and back numerals with gold outline and shoulder stripes of gold-white-gold (primary), white jersey with burgundy front and back numerals with gold outline and with very thin shoulder stripes of burgundy-gold-burgundy (secondary); gold pants worn with burgundy and white jerseys, white pants worn with white jerseys; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet with black stripe; black jersey with yellow front, back and sleeve numerals and yellow northwestern sleeve stripes (primary), white jersey with black front and black numerals (no sleeve numerals) and black northwestern sleeve stripes (secondary); yellow pants with black side stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Note: 1956 was the first year teams in the NFL began wearing sleeve numerals. Word is that when CBS obtained the rights to cover 11 of 12 teams (all except Cleveland) that season, they hit on the NFL to have teams wear sleeve numerals to more easily identify the players. Hence the term “TV numbers.” Teams that added sleeve numbers in 1956 included the Colts, Bears, Lions, Packers, Rams, Giants, Eagles, and Steelers (who would remove them from 1957 thru 1961). … Teams that did not add sleeve numbers in 1956 (and when they did): Browns (1961), Cardinals (1962), 49ers (during the 1958 season), Redskins (1957).

1957
Bears: Navy helmet; white jersey with rounded navy numerals on front, back and sleeves with thin orange outline and three separate stripes on sleeves inner stripe orange and outer stripes navy (away), navy jerseys with rounded white numerals on front, back and sleeves with thin orange outline and three orange stripes on sleeves (home); white pants with stripes of navy-orange-navy combo; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Browns: Orange helmet with white stripe and players’ numbers in round brown numerals on sides; white jersey with brown front and back numerals and sleeve stripes of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown (away), brown jersey with white front numerals and sleeve stripes of white-orange-white-orange-white (home); white pants with orange-brown-orange stripe combo; white socks worn with white jersey with stripe combo of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown, brown socks worn with brown jersey with stripe combo of white-orange-white-orange-white.

Cardinals: Red helmet (away), white helmet (home); white jersey with red front and back numerals (away), red jersey with white front and back numerals (home); red pants with two thin white side stripes (away), white pants with two thin red stripes (home); red socks.

Colts: White helmet with blue stripe and blue horseshoes on sides; white jersey with blue numerals on front, back and sleeves with two blue stripes on shoulders (away), blue jersey with white numerals on front, back and sleeves with two white stripes on shoulders (home); white pants with two blue side stripes; blue socks with two white stripes.

Eagles: Green helmets with silver wings; white jersey with green front, back & small sleeve numerals with two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (away), wore plain white jersey with green numerals on front and sleeves for 1st game in L.A., green jersey with white front, back & small sleeve numerals; gray pants (away), white pants with two thin green stripes (home); green socks with two white stripes separated by a thick space of green.

49ers: Gold helmet; white jersey with red front and back numerals and three sleeve stripes with outer stripes gold and inner stripe red (away), red jersey with white front and back numerals and three white stripes on sleeves (home); gold pants; white socks worn with white jersey with stripes as on sleeves with white below the three stripes followed by a thicker red stripe; red socks worn with red jersey with three white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe and white players’ numbers flanking red stripe on back; white jersey with red front, back & sleeve numerals and red northwestern sleeve stripes (away), blue jersey with white fromt, back and sleeve numerals (home); light gray pants with three thin side stripes, outer red, inner blue; red socks worn with white jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet; white jersey with honolulu blue front, back & sleeve numerals and honolulu blue northwestern stripes on sleeves (away), honolulu blue jersey with silver front, back & sleeve numerals (home); silver pants; white socks worn with white jersey with Honolulu blue northwestern stripes, honolulu blue socks worn with honolulu blue jersey.

Packers: White helmet with navy stripe (away), yellow helmet with navy stripe (home); white jersey with navy front, back and sleeve numerals and navy northwestern stripes on sleeves (away), navy jersey with yellow front, back and sleeve numerals and yellow northwestern stripes on sleeves (home); white pants with navy stripe (away), yellow pants (home); white socks worn with white jersey with navy northwestern stripes, navy socks worn with navy jersey with yellow northwestern stripes.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point under and above ear hole; yellow jersey with blue front and back numerals outlined in white, tall blue sleeve numerals with blue northwestern stripes (away in first half of season), white jersey with blue front and back numerals, tall blue sleeve numerals with blue northwestern stripes. (away in second half of season), blue jersey with yellow front and back numerals outlined in white, tall yellow sleeve numerals with yellow northwestern stripes (home); white pants with blue-yellow-blue side stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Gold helmet; white jersey with burgundy front, back and sleeve numerals and sleeves with thin burgundy shoulder stripe (away), burgundy jersey with white front, back and sleeve numerals (home); gold pants; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet with black stripe and smallish round black players’ numbers on sides; white jersey with black block front and back numerals and black northwestern stripes on sleeves and black crew neck (away), black jersey with yellow block front and back numerals with yellow northwestern stripes on sleeves (home); yellow pants with black stripe; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

1958
Bears: Navy helmet; white jersey with rounded navy numerals on front, back and sleeves with thin orange outline and three stripes on sleeves, inner stripe orange, outer stripes navy (away), navy jersey with rounded white numerals on front, back and sleeves with thin orange outline with three orange stripes on sleeves (home); white pants with stripes of navy-orange-navy combo; navy socks with three orange stripes.

Browns: Orange helmet with white stripe and players’ numbers in round brown numerals on sides; white jersey with brown front and back numerals and sleeve stripes of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown (away), brown jersey with white front and back numerals with sleeve stripes of white-orange-white-orange-white (home); white pants with orange-brown-orange stripe combo; white socks worn with white jersey with stripe combo of brown-orange-brown-orange-brown, brown socks worn with brown jerseys, with stripe combo of white-orange-white-orange-white.

Cardinals: White helmet; white jersey with red front and back numerals (away), red jersey with white front and back numerals (home); red pants with two thin white stripes (away), white pants with two thin red stripes (home); red socks.

Colts: White helmet with blue stripe and blue horseshoes on sides; white jersey with blue front, back and sleeve numerals and two blue stripes on shoulders (away), blue jersey with white front, back and sleeve numerals and two white stripes on shoulders (home); white pants with two blue stripes; blue socks with two white stripes.

Eagles: Green helmet with silver wings; white jersey with green front, back & small sleeve numerals and two green sleeve stripes separated by a thick space of white (away), green jersey with white front, back & small sleeve numerals (home); gray pants (away), white pants with two thin green stripes (home); green socks with two white stripe separated by a thick space of green.

49ers: Gold helmet; white jersey with red front, back & small sleeve numerals and a thick red shoulder stripe (away), red jersey with white front, back & small sleeve numerals and three white stripes on sleeves (home); gold pants; red socks with three white stripes.

Giants: Blue helmet with red stripe, white player numbers flank red stripe front and back; white jersey with red front, back & sleeve numerals and red northwestern sleeve stripes (away); blue jersey with white front, back & sleeve numerals (home); light gray pants with three thin side stripes of outer red, inner blue; red socks worn with white jersey, blue socks worn with blue jersey.

Lions: Silver helmet; white jersey with honolulu blue front, back & small sleeve numerals and honolulu blue northwestern stripes on sleeves (away), honolulu blue jersey with silver front, back & small sleeve numerals (home); silver pants; white socks with honolulu blue northwestern stripes worn with white jersey, honolulu blue socks worn with honolulu blue jersey.

Packers: White helmet with navy stripe; white jersey with navy front, back and sleeve numerals and navy northwestern stripes on sleeves (away), navy jersey with yellow front, back and sleeve numerals and yellow northwestern stripes on sleeves (home); white pants with navy blue stripe; white socks with navy northwestern stripes worn with white jersey; navy socks with yellow northwestern stripes worn with navy jersey.

Rams: Blue helmet with yellow ram horns starting in front and curling to a point under and above ear hole; white jersey with blue front, back and tall blue sleeve numerals and blue northwestern stripes (away), blue jersey with yellow front, back and tall yellow sleeve numerals and yellow northwestern stripes (home); white pants with blue-yellow-blue stripes; blue socks.

Redskins: Gold helmet (first 10 games of season), burgundy helmet with white & gold feather stripe up back of helmet ending in red tip near front (worn last two games of season (both at home)); white jersey with burgundy front, back and sleeve numerals with thin burgundy shoulder stripe (away), burgundy jersey with white numerals on front, back and sleeves (home); white pants worn with white jersey, gold pants worn with burgundy jersey; burgundy socks.

Steelers: Yellow helmet with black stripe and smallish rounded black players’ numbers on sides (numbers not added till roughly middle of season); white jersey with thick rounded black front and back numerals and black northwestern stripes on sleeves with black crew neck (away), black jersey with thick rounded yellow front and back numerals and yellow northwestern stripes on sleeves (home); yellow pants with two black stripes; black socks with yellow northwestern stripes.

Note: Steelers wore small white circular Fort Pitt Bicentennial patch on left sleeve of home jersey for at least last home game of the season.







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