Friday, August 21, 2015

Hall of Fame Uniform Timeline - "G" Whiz

In addition to the white lettering on the "ACME PACKERS" jersey, the recently-unveiled uniform timeline at the Packers Hall of Fame contains another element of note. Unlike the 1921 uniforms, which may be the product of new research, this one's just an error.

The ingenious timeline shows the march of progress of Packers uniforms.
© Jeff Ash, used with permission

As you move from right to left, the figures appear to be throwing a pass, and you advance through the highlights of the team's uniform history from the earliest days to modern times:

© Jeff Ash, used with permission

© Jeff Ash, used with permission

But let's take a closer look at one of the elements. These pictures don't show it very well, so we'll examine this photo, released by the club:

Do you see it?

The figure labelled "1959" clearly shows the iconic "G" logo. Unfortunately, that logo wasn't added to the helmets until 1961.

I presume that'll be fixed soon, but until then we can take comfort in the fact that even the big guys can get the details wrong now and then.

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