Dates used:  1956- 57?  The card to the left is 1964
Inside of helmet:  Foam padding,
which is missing
Manufacturer:  Bobbie Enterprises
Logo:  real sticker
Thoughts:  This is by far one of the oldest
helmets that I own.  I honestly don't
know when the first souvenir helmets
came out, but this has to be around
some of the first ones.

 
Dates used:  1958 - 62, and 1970 -71
Inside of helmet:  Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp.
Logo:  real sticker
Thoughts:  A slight change from the
helmet above.  The Wahoo was moved
from the helmet to the sleeve.  This
helmet appeared for a short time, then
vanished, then reappeared.  

 
Dates used:  1965 - 69, and 1972
Inside of helmet:  Foam padding,
which is missing
Manufacturer:  Bobbie Enterprises
Logo:  real sticker
Thoughts:  An older helmet, but not
extremely rare. These do tend to show
up from time to time.  

 
Dates used:  1973 - 77
Inside of helmet:  Brown Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp
Logo:  real sticker
Thoughts:  This helmet followed with a
strange lettering style on the pull over
jerseys.     
 
Dates used:  1975 - 1977
Inside of helmet:  Brown Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp., a
Subsidiary of Laich
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  This helmet could be
considered along the lines as one of
the earlier alternate uniforms that
showed up in the 1970's.  
 
Dates used:  1975 - 1977
Inside of helmet:  Grey Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Fotoball
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  This is one of the Retro helmets put out by Fotoball in 2003.  Obviously the logo is big enough, huh?  What a terrible "C." 
 
Dates used:  1975 - 1977
Inside of helmet:  Grey Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Rawlings
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  I'm guessing this was a promotional giveaway just recently.  Notice the stupid little TM logo.  Come on, does that have to be there?  At least this is better looking than the helmet above, but to bad the "C" is not correct.
 
Dates used:  1978 - 85
Inside of helmet:  Brown Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp., a
Subsidiary of Laich
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  A change from the strange
script and back to normality, but hey,
the Indians were still in their losing
ways.   

 
Dates used:  1978 - 1985
Inside of helmet:  White Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  U.S. Cap Cpmpany
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  Nothing more than just
another "Duck Billed" helmet.
 
Dates used:  1978 - 85
Inside of helmet:  Brown Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp., a
Subsidiary of Laich
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  Not much to say here.
Dates used:  1986 - Present
Inside of helmet:  Brown Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp., a
Subsidiary of Laich
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  The new style of uniforms
also led to a new style of play.  The
Indians started to slowly turn things
around and finally put their team back
into contention in the 1990's.  Albert
Belle had a few problems in this
helmet.
 
Dates used:  1986 - Present
Inside of helmet:  Brown Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp., a
Subsidiary of Laich
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  Jim Thome did some
damage in this helmet before moving
to Philly.
 
Dates used:  Never used
Inside of helmet:  Brown Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp., a
Subsidiary of Laich
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  Promotional helmet.
 
 
Dates used:  Never used
Inside of helmet:  Brown Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp., a
Subsidiary of Laich
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  Promotional helmet.
 
 
Dates used:  Never used
Inside of helmet:  Brown Adjustrap
Manufacturer:  Sports Product Corp., a
Subsidiary of Laich
Logo:  screen printed
Thoughts:  A promotional helmet, but kind of a rare one.  You don't see many of these.  It surprises me how rare the promotional helmets can be.  In some cases, I think they are even more rare than the helmets from the '60's.