Sunday, March 3, 2013

1950s Packer Home Movie

This amazing home movie on YouTube gives us a (very blurry) look at a 1950s Packer team in action.

The video quality is poor, but it's well worth watching for a glimpse of head-to-toe gold uniforms.

This is about the best screengrab I could get, of three unidentified Packers on the sideline:


The opponent could be the Detroit Lions - looks like silver helmets/pants with blue jerseys. I have a photograph of a game against Detroit on October 26, 1952.

Very hard to tell, but that could be the same game.

The gold jerseys were introduced in 1950 by incoming head coach Gene Ronzani. I don't know how common the all-gold combination was, but they gold jerseys were scrapped in 1954 when Lisle Blackbourn took over the team.

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