So, there are so many different types of helmets that pop up from time to time and I thought it might be a good time to look at, in my opinion, some of the earliest.  Most of these early ones do not have the correct style stickers, and again, maybe that is the good old MLB authority flexing its muscles on ownership rights to the team names and logos. 

     This first helmet is really strange and it has no date on the box.  It is made by a company called Sidney A. Tarrson, they were based out of Chicago, Illinois, and it is a Tarco Qualitoy (catchy name).   As for stickers, there are none located in the box but there is one on the front of the helmet that is just a solid little white box with the red letters that say "St. Louis Cardinals."  According to the box you could "join your favorite big league club" and the price for all of this would set you back $1.  Could this be where Sports Product got the idea for their helmets?  It is a plastic helmet and there were five areas for five pieces of soft foam inside at one time.  You have to love the saying at the bottom of the package:  "The plastic used in this helmet is the newest development in break resistant plastic."  Yeah, right. . . .      

 


 

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