The original promotional helmet was made of styrene with foam strips.  In 1968 I designed an adjustable strap to replace the foam strips and changed the material from styrene to polypropylene.  [I did] all [of] this while working under an understanding I would be able to acquire equal interest in sports products.  When the deal didn't materialize I competed with Sports products as the Seventy Corp also out of Cleveland.  This competition forced Sports Products to sell its company to Laich Plastic who at that time was a small plastic molder who was molding the helmets. The original owner of Sports Products was George Dickstein, a concessionaire at the Cleveland Indians' Stadium.  I also promoted the first helmet day and from there came all of the wonderful baseball promotional events.

     Peter Boyko