National Sports Distributors (NSD), in conjunction with Riddell, the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has announced the new Hall of Fame Team Members Helmet created and designed by NSD. “These helmets offer a new opportunity for football fans,” says Robert Hemphill, President of National Sports Distributors, “Collectors can obtain autographs of all the living members of the Hall of Fame on one specially designed team helmet. As autographs are collected, this helmet becomes a collector’s dream.”
The right side of the helmet has the NFL team’s customary logo decal. The left side of the helmet has the Hall of Fame logo along with the team’s logo with the word “member” and the words “Special Edition”. Each team helmet includes a 4×6 card with a check-off list of all the team’s Hall of Fame Members with their birth date and induction year. The card’s reverse side provides an autograph log for the history of each autograph collected. This card is provided in an attractive acrylic display holder
Robert Hemphill added, “As the Hall of Fame members age, I realized I wanted to make a product to preserve these legends on a team by team basis. Several years ago I organized an autograph signing with all ten 49er athletes that are members of the NFL Football Hall of Fame, using the 49er helmet. The project was a success and sold out quickly. The next step was to develop a helmet with the team logo and the Hall of Fame logo.”
The first phase of production of “The Hall of Fame Team Members Pro Line Helmets” includes the Packers, Cowboys, Giants, Vikings, Colts, 49ers, Raiders, Browns, Bears, Raiders and Dolphins. Most team helmets are created from the Throwback Pro Line Helmet to pay tribute to the Hall of Fame Members’ playing years. Every helmet is manufactured by Riddell and licensed by The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL. All helmets are sold only through National Sports Distributors.
Contact National Sports Distributors 707-285-2900.