Jets

1960-62

Riddell manufactured a New York Titans helmet for the Throwback AFL 50th Anniversary set. The Jets wore this helmet as a throwback at various times between 2007 and 2011.

The Titans wore two different helmets in this era:

  • 1960 – Blue helmet, goldenrod-yellow stripe, grey facemask
  • 1961-62 – Navy helmet, royal-yellow stripe, grey facemask

I believe the pocket pro manufactured for the AFL 50th Anniversary set and the helmet the Jets wore as a throwback between 2007 and 2011 is a combination of the two helmets the Titans actually wore and with a darker shade of blue and different shade of gold.

The photos below substantiate this. Note how the 1961-62 helmet is navy blue, but the 2007-11 throwback blue is darker (what I call denim blue). Also, note how the 1961-62 stripe is brighter, royal shade of yellow, as opposed to the darker goldenrod color of the 2007-11 helmet.

I cannot find a photo of the 1960 helmet. However, according to the Gridiron Uniform Database, the helmet was a brighter blue with a goldenrod-yellow stripe.

1963

In 1963, the Titans changed their name to the Jets and had this helmet for one year. It’s in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback 2-bar sets.

The Jets also wore a plain white helmet with a green stripe and grey facemask in 1963, apparently for only one game. Riddell did not manufacture a pocket pro for this helmet.

1964

Riddell did not manufacture a helmet in the 1964 style. This is a precursor to the white helmets with the green NY logos superimposed over a football.

1965-77

This helmet is only available in the Throwback AFC 1969 2-bar set.

1978-89 and 1990-97

Between 1978 and 1997, the Jets had two green style helmets. The first green helmet (1978-89) with the new “Jets” logo is available only in the Throwback Series 2 set. The 1990-97 helmet had a black facemask and included a black outline around the Jets logo. It was only made available in the original 1997 pocket pro set and, thus, kind of rare.

1998-2018

The most recent Jets helmet is available in three styles: original, revolution, and speed.

2019-present

The Jets updated the helmet in 2019.

1993 and 1994 Throwbacks

The Jets wore a throwback helmet for one game in 1993 and 1994. The 1993 helmet is green with a green jets logo, black facemask and no stripes. The 1994 helmet is the same, except it has two stripes.

Jets Super Bowl Pocket Pro

Custom Jets Pocket Pro Helmets

Checklist

  • 1963: White helmet, two green stripes, Jets-airplane logo, grey facemask
    • Throwback Series 1
    • Throwback 2-bar
  • 1965-71: White helmet, two green stripes, green Jets logo
    • Throwback AFC 1969 2-bar
  • 1978-89: Green helmet, white Jets text, white facemask
    • Throwback Series 2
  • 1990-97: Green helmet, white Jets text with black outline, black facemask
    • Original (97)
  • 1998-2018White helmet, two green stripes, green Jets logo, green facemask
    • Original (99, 03)
    • Revolution
    • Speed
    • Chrome
  • 2007-11: Denim blue helmet, goldenrod-yellow stripe, grey facemask
    • Throwback AFL 50th Anniversary
  • 2019-present: Green helmet, white logo, black facemask
    • Speed
  • Jets Super Bowl 3 (Two-bar style)
  • Jets Super Bowl 3 Chrome

Other New York Jets Helmets 
These pocket pro helmets were not officially made by Riddell. They only exist as custom helmets.

  • 1960: Blue helmet, goldenrod-yellow stripe, grey facemask
  • 1961-62: Navy blue helmet, royal-yellow stripe, grey facemask
  • 1963Plain white helmet, single green stripe, grey facemask
  • 1964: White helmet, two green stripes, white Jets logo
  • 1993 (alternate, one game): Green helmet, white Jets logo, no stripes, black facemask
  • 1994 (alternate, some games): Green helmet, white Jets logo (same as 1993), two white stripes, black facemask
  • *Between 1972-77, the Jets decal is at a different angle. Otherwise, it’s exactly the same. Riddell did not make a pocket pro for it.