Throwback 2-bar Helmets

Two-bar Sets

Riddell manufactured three 2-bar helmet sets. Riddell manufactured 67 unique 2-bar style helmets (77 if you include the super bowl helmets).

Scroll down for more about these sets and checklists. The helmets come from the following sets:

  1. AFC 1969 Throwback 2-bar set – 12 pieces
  2. NFC 1969 Throwback 2-bar set – 16 pieces
  3. Throwback 2-bar set (multiple years) – 36 pieces
  4. 10 super bowl 2-bar style helmets (super bowls 1-10) – 10 pieces
  5. Miscellaneous 2-bar style helmets – 3 pieces (Eagles, Monsters of Midway, & Hall of Fame)

Two-bar Style Throwback Helmets

The two-bar helmet is similar to the original style helmet. The shape is slightly different. The facemask is also obviously different (see the pictures below):

All of the 2-bar style helmets have a Riddell logo on the back. The logos are different for the 1969 AFC and NFC Throwback sets and the 36-piece 2-bar Throwback set.

Throwback 1969 AFC 2-bar Set (12 pieces)

Four* helmet styles can only be found in this set:

*LA/San Diego Chargers 1961-65/67-73. Technically, this helmet appears in two other sets (see the checklist). However, this is the only helmet with the player number on the helmet.

Checklist

  • Buffalo Bills 1965-73 White helmet, plain red bison, red/blue stripes. Original-style helmet in Throwback AFL 50th Anniversary set.
  • Cincinnati Bengals 1968-79Orange helmet, “Bengals” logo, grey facemask. Same as the Throwback 2-bar helmet.
  • Denver Broncos 1968-70Blue helmet, orange 1968-92 ‘D’ logo, white/orange stripes, grey facemask. See Broncos helmet team site for more information.
  • Houston Oilers 1967-70Silver helmet, red/white/blue stripes, blue derrick with white and red outline, grey facemask
  • Kansas City Chiefs 1963-73 Red helmet, KC logo, grey facemask. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 2 set.
  • LA/San Diego Chargers 1961-65/67-73White helmet, yellow bolt with blue outline, blue player number. The Original-style helmet is in the Throwback Series 2 and Throwback AFL 50th Anniversary sets. However, the helmet in the 1969 2-bar AFC set is the only one with a number on the helmet.
  • Miami Dolphins 1966-68, 1973-79 White helmet, aqua/white/orange stripes, dolphin #2, grey facemask. See the Miami Dolphins pocket pro site for more information about this pocket pro.
  • New England Patriots 1961-64White helmet, Pat Patriot logo, two red stripes, grey facemask.
  • New York Jets 1965-71White helmet, two green stripes, green Jets logo.
  • Oakland Raiders 1964-96
  • Gold AFL 10 Shield Helmet
  • Gold NFL 50th Anniversary Shield Helmet

Throwback 1969 NFC 2-bar Set (16 pieces)

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Versions of all the helmets in this set can be found in other sets. However, the Eagles helmet is only duplicated in the rare 4-piece Throwback team set (as a two-bar) and the Redskins helmet is only duplicated in the equally rare 4-piece Throwback team set (as an original-style helmet).

Checklist

  • Atlanta Falcons 1966-69 Red helmet, gold/black/white stripes. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 set.
  • Arizona Cardinals 1961-87 Plain white helmet, traditional cardinal logo with no black outline. Same as the Throwback 2-bar helmet. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets.
  • Chicago Bears 1962-73Navy blue helmet, white wishbone “C” logo, grey facemask. Same as the Throwback 2-bar helmet. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 and Original 99 Throwback sets.
  • Cleveland Browns 1961-74 “69” on helmet Orange helmet, white/brown stripes, grey facemask. Same as the Throwback 2-bar helmet. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 set.
  • Dallas Cowboys 1967-present Silver helmet, blue star with blue and white outline, white/blue stripes. Original-style helmet in original-style, revolution, speed, and 4-piece Throwback team sets.
  • Detroit Lions 1968-70 – Silver helmet, plain blue Lion, grey facemask, blue/white stripes. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 2 set.
  • Green Bay Packers 1961-79 “69” on helmet Yellow helmet with “G” decal, green/white stripes, grey facemask. Same as the Throwback 2-bar helmet. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets.
  • Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts 1957-77 “69” on helmet White helmet, blue stripe, blue horseshoe logo, grey facemask. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 2 set.
  • LA Rams 1965-72Blue helmet, white horns, grey facemask. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 2 set.
  • Minnesota Vikings 1961-79 Purple helmet, classic horn, grey facemask. Same as the Throwback 2-bar helmet. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 set.
  • New Orleans Saints 1967-75Gold helmet, classic fleur de lis logo, black/white stripes, grey facemask. Same as the Throwback 2-bar helmet. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 set.
  • NY Giants 1961-74 “69” on helmetBlue helmet, red stripe, NY logo, grey facemask. Same as the Throwback 2-bar helmet. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets.
  • Philadelphia Eagles 1969-72 – White helmet, green wing, grey facemask. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 2 set. 2-bar version also in 4-piece Throwback team set.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 1963-76 “69” on helmet Black helmet, Steelers logo, grey facemask. Same as the Throwback 2-bar helmet. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets.
  • San Francisco 49ers 1964-88Gold helmet, red/white stripes, SF logo with no text border in red circle with black border, grey facemask. Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 2 set.
  • Washington Redskins 1965-69 Burgundy helmet, arrow-logo, grey facemask. Original-style version also in 4-piece Throwback team set.

Throwback 2-bar Helmet Set (36 pieces)

Teams: Atlanta Falcons 1970-77, Arizona Cardinals 1961-87, Baltimore Ravens 1999-present, Buffalo Bills 1962-64, Carolina Panthers 1995-2011, Chicago Bears 1962-73, Cincinnati Bengals 1968-79, Dallas Cowboys 1960-63, Dallas Texans (KC Chiefs) 1960-62, Denver Broncos 1962, Denver Broncos 1962-65, Detroit Lions 1961-67, Green Bay Packers 1961-79, Houston Oilers 1960-63, Houston Texans 2002-present, Indianapolis Colts 1954-55, Jacksonville Jaguars 1995-2008, LA Rams 1949, LA/SD Chargers 1961-65/67-73, Miami Dolphins 1966-73, Minnesota Vikings 1961-79, New England Patriots 1960, New Orleans Saints 1967-75, NY Giants 1961-74, NY Jets 1963, Oakland Raiders 1963, Philadelphia Eagles 1955-68, Pittsburgh Steelers 1962, Pittsburgh Steelers 1963-75, San Francisco 49ers, 1962-63, Seattle Seahawks 1976-82, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1976-96, Washington Redskins 1959-64, NFL Shield helmet, NFL 75th Anniversary logo helmet

Checklist

  • Atlanta Falcons 1970-77Red helmet, gold/black/white stripes. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet.
  • Arizona Cardinals 1961-87Plain white helmet, traditional cardinal logo with no black outline. Same as the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • Baltimore Ravens 1999-present Black helmet, raven logo. Some logos have a gold outline and others have a silver outline. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • Buffalo Bills 1962-64 White helmet, plain red bison, plain red stripe. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).
  • Carolina Panthers 1995-2011 Silver helmet, original Panther logo. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • Chicago Bears 1962-73Navy blue helmet, white wishbone “C” logo, grey facemask. Same as the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • Cincinnati Bengals 1968-79Orange helmet, “Bengals” logo, grey facemask. Same as the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).
  • Cleveland Browns 1961-74 Orange helmet, white/brown stripes, grey facemask. Same as the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).
  • Dallas Cowboys 1960-63 White helmet, blue star, two blue stripes. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).
  • Dallas Texans (KC Chiefs) 1960-62Red hemet, Texas logo. 1969 2-bar helmet displays KC Chiefs. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and AFL 50th Anniversary sets (original style).
  • Denver Broncos 1962Orange helmet, blue bronco, white stripe. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).
  • Denver Broncos 1962-65Orange helmet, white bronco, white stripe. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).   
  • Detroit Lions 1961-67Silver helmet, plain blue Lion, grey facemask, 2 blue stripes. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).   
  • Green Bay Packers 1961-79 Yellow helmet with “G” decal, green/white stripes, grey facemask. Same as the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • Houston Oilers 1960-63 Columbia blue helmet, white stripe, plain white derrick, grey facemask.
  • Houston Texans 2002-presentMidnight blue helmet with Texans logo. In various other sets. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and AFL 50th Anniversary sets (original style).
  • Indianapolis Colts 1954-55Blue helmet, white stripe, blue horseshoes on back. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).   
  • Jacksonville Jaguars 1995-2008Black helmet, old jaguar logo. In various other sets.
  • LA Rams 1949 – Blue helmet, yellow tapered horns. Actually a leather helmet. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).      
  • LA/SD Chargers 1961-65/67-73 White helmet, plain blue bolt, blue player number (but not on pocket pro). Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and AFL 50th Anniversary sets (original style).
  • Miami Dolphins 1966-73 White helmet, aqua/white/orange stripes, dolphin #1 inside ring, grey facemask. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet.
  • Minnesota Vikings 1961-79Purple helmet, classic horn, grey facemask. Same as the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • New England Patriots 1960 White helmet, revolutionary war hat logo, two red stripes. (player number not on pocket pro helmets). Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • New Orleans Saints 1967-75 Gold helmet, classic fleur de lis logo, black/white stripes, grey facemask . Same as the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).
  • NY Giants 1961-74Blue helmet, red stripe, NY logo, grey facemask. Same as the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • NY Jets 1963White helmet, two green stripes, Jets-airplane logo, grey facemask. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).   
  • Oakland Raiders 1994, 2007Silver helmet, white shield. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. This helmet logo displays a white shield and claims to be from 1963. The Raiders 1963 helmet actually displayed a *silver* shield. The Raiders logo did have a white shield in the 1994 and 2009 as throwbacks. See Raiders team site for more information.
  • Philadelphia Eagles 1955-68 Green helmet, silver wing, grey facemask. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet and 2-bar helmet in the 4-piece team set. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).   
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 1962Plain yellow helmet, black stripe, “Steel” logo. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Revolution sets (original style).   
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 1963-76 – Black helmet, Steelers logo, grey facemask. Same as 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • San Francisco 49ers, 1962-63 Silver helmet, red/white stripes, SF logo with no text border in red circle with black border, grey facemask. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).
  • Seattle Seahawks 1976-82Silver helmet, classic Seahawk, grey facemask. Also in the Throwback Series 1 set (original style).
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1976-96 White helmet, red/orange stripes, Buccaneer logo, orange facemask. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • Washington Redskins 1959-64 Burgundy helmet, feather-stripe, grey facemask. Different than the 1969 2-bar helmet. Also in the Throwback Series 1 and Throwback Series 2 sets (original style).
  • NFL Shield helmet with red facemask Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 2 set.
  • NFL 75th Anniversary logo helmet with black facemask Original-style helmet in Throwback Series 1 set.

Super Bowl 2-bar Helmets

See super bowl site for more information.

Miscellaneous 2-bar Helmets

The 1949 Philadelphia Eagles helmet is one of the rarest 2-bar helmets. It’s one of two official pocket pro helmets Riddell manufactured for leather helmets (the other being the 1948 Rams pocket pro). The Eagles wore this style as a leather helmet between 1942 and 1948 and as a regular shell helmet in 1949,.

This helmet is also unique for the Riddell mark on the back. Whereas the 1969 2-bar helmets font was “RIDDELL” and the 2-bar throwback font was “RIDDell,” the font on the 1949 Eagles helmet is all cursive.

The Chicago Bears 4-piece team set included two unique 2-bar pocket pros, one with the Monsters of Midway logo and the other with the hall of fame logo. Both helmets have the “RIDDell” font associated with the 2-bar throwback set.