This game-used Bills helmet, has a number 81 written on the inside, probably attributed to receiver, Bob Chandler. One of the keys to this gamer is the unique mounting clips. The Bills were the only team to use these block-like clips. For a good comparison, see 1979 Topps, Bob Chandler football card. NOTE: this helmet is NOT the one pictured on that card.
On the card, notice the extra drill holes behind the front chinstrap snaps. This helmet does not have those holes. Ive included several pictures that I THINK may be of this helmet based on the position of the decals and the mask, but its still hard to tell with certainty. All that said, this is definitely a game-used Buffalo Bills helmet from the late 70s or early 80s, and is almost definitively Bob Cahndlers. From the private reserve collection.
Shows minimal wear and very minor scuffing or scarring. 70s Schutt, original (not re-dipped) navy blue, OPO red dot. 4x large, clear block, Schutt? No holes or cracking, slightly dirty.MY HELMETS AND HELMET COMPONENTS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR PROTECTION OR COMPETITIVE USE, THEY ARE ALL FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. The private reserve are helmets on consignment from various collectors and sellers. These helmets are typically rare and highly-prized helmets which is reflected in their set price. Depending on the collector, some of these helmets may be available for trade as well, so please dont hesitate to ask questions! Hybrid gamer Like many of the helmets I acquire, this one is an actual game-used, NFL helmet.
Although it was issued and/or used by an NFL team, the player who used it was un-identifiable, an end-of-the-roster player, or someone who was only briefly on the team. In these instances, the helmet was modified to the specification of a particular player. All that said, this is a game used team helmet, but probably not by the player it is modeled after. Then again, it could be!
I often acquire these helmets from people who have worked in the NFL, other collectors, or simply by people who picked them/it up through some unusual circumstances. That said, they usually do not come with a COA or other pertinent information. When this info is available, I will always list as much as possible or include any other provided information with the sale of the helmet. The item "GAME-USED BUFFALO BILLS, BOB CHANDLER, 1974 RIDDELL PAC 3 HELMET! PHOTO MATCH" is in sale since Monday, March 23, 2020.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Team Sports\Football\Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Helmets & Hats". The seller is "muralist46" and is located in Saint Charles, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.