49ers

49ers Logos

Leather Helmets

  • 1946-47: Plain white leather helmet
  • 1947: Tan leather helmet with red stripe
  • 1948-49: Plain silver leather helmet with red stripe
  • 1950: Plain red leather helmet

1951-1959

The 49ers had seven different style helmets between 1951 and 1961. Riddell did not manufacture pocket pro helmes for any of these styles, although custom versions exist (see the photos of two below). The helmet styles were:

  • 1951-52: Plain silver
  • 1951: Plain red
  • 1953-55: Plain red with silver stripe
  • 1956: Plain white
  • 1957-58: Plain gold
  • 1959: Plain silver

1960-63 – Silver Helmets

  • 1960-61: Plain silver, no logo, red stripes. Available as a custom only.
  • 1962-63: Silver helmet, red-white-red stripes, 1962-88 logo. In the Throwback 2-bar and Throwback Series 1 sets.

1964-88

This helmet style appeared in the Throwback Series 2 and Throwback NFL 1969 2-bar sets. This style is different from later styles in that the “SF” has no black outline and the interior circle is full red.

1989-95

This style was made available as an extra with the 1999 Original Pocket Pro NFC West division set. The only difference between this helmet and the previous one (1964-88) is that the “SF” is now outlined in black.

1996-2008

The 1996-2008 helmet was available in original, chrome and revolution formats. Three changes were made to the 1996-2008 helmet:

  1. New stripe: red stripe with black border
  2. New facemask: from grey to red.
  3. SF logo ciricle now partly red, as opposed to filled in.

2009-present

In 2009, the 49ers helmet stripes were changed to a white stripe with red borders and a grey facemask. This helmet is available in the revolution and speed sets.

Super Bowl Helmets

Interestingly, all the super bowl helmets display the 1989-95 logo. So, some of the super bowl helmets are errors:

  • Super bowls 16, 19, & 23 (first row) – should display the 1964-88 logo
  • Super bowls 24 & 29 (second row) – correctly displays the 1989-95 logo

Checklist

Other San Francisco Helmets
These pocket pro helmets were not officially made by Riddell. They only exist as custom helmets.

  • 1946-47: Plain white leather helmet
  • 1947: Tan leather helmet with red stripe
  • 1948-49: Plain silver leather helmet with red stripe
  • 1950: Plain red leather helmet
  • 1951-52: Plain silver helmet
  • 1951Plain red helmet
  • 1953-55Plain red helmet with silver stripe
  • 1956Plain white helmet
  • 1957-58Plain gold helmet
  • 1959Plain silver helmet
  • 1960-61Plain silver helmet with red stripes