art museum st louis The helmets inside the 1930’s were pretty plain and looked all the same rendering it challenging to differentiate between teams. Most of the teams would simply paint their logos or team colors alone onto the helmet to be able to promote their team. The Los Angeles Rams was the 1st team to print their logo onto their helmets in 1948 which makes it officially their team helmet. The other teams quickly followed and in a short time every team had their logos and colors printed onto their helmets. The helmets became a collector’s favorite within the 1970’s when everyone started buying their best teams helmets. It quickly became a favorite and was officially become a souvenir for those football fans. Today you can even purchase the mini helmets which is sold everywhere where sports memorabilia is sold. Some fans took it a measure further by having their most favorite players autograph their helmets.