In yet another uniform surprise, the new Goldy helmet had a decal with the outline of the states of Texas and Florida to remember the recent Hurricane disasters and honor the victims. This was a very classy move by our football program and equipment staff.
Wow! Just Wow! For uniform junkies such as myself, this is a HUGE deal. This Saturday vs MTSU the Gophers will play MTSU wearing for the first time EVER, a Goldy Gopher helmet. Yes, the uni Gods have finally answered my prayers! After these many long years, a Goldy helmet! Goldy will be prominently displayed on one side, a block M on the other, with Goldy Gopher's tail coming up the back. It's doesn't get any better than this folks!
Week 2 vs Oregon State brought another uniform surprise, the Stormtrooper design. A white out uni that featured a new shiny white helmet vs the flat white they wore in the Texas bowl. This one also had a block M on both sides vs an M on one side, and a # on the other. This helmet did have the same designed stripe as the maroon helmet in the week 1 game, but in maroon instead of gold. The white jersey is very close the white jersey worn last season, but gone are the bricks from the #s. Here's a link to the official video release. https://twitter.com/GopherFootball/status/906677177697017856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedailygopher.com%2F2017%2F9%2F9%2F16282000%2Fminnesota-all-white-uniforms-oregon-state-stormtrooper
The Gophers released game 1 Uni today, and to our surprise, a brand, spanking new helmet! From matte maroon, to gold sparkle. They also added a Row The Boat and Ski U Mah on a gold center stripe. Fantastic!
We recently picked up one of our favorite Big Ten helmets of all time, an early 70's Michigan clear shell helmet. These are fairly rare as the shells cracked and had to be disposed of. This bad boy displays a good amount of use, but no cracks! While we primarily collect Minnesota Gopher gear, our Big Ten helmet collection is one of the best in the nation in our opinion. Go to the other helmets page and check them out. Some are one of kind examples, or one of the very few in existence.
We just acquired one of the most rare, and finest pieces of Gopher football memorabilia known to mankind; a 1960 Rose Bowl/National Championship ring. This ring belonged to Dan Powers, an OL out of Owatonna, MN. This is the only example we've seen on the market in our 35+ years of collecting.
A new jersey to the collection...David Cobb's rookie Titan's preseason jersey. David switched to 23 during the regular season. More pics in our pro jerseys section of the our collection link.
Another new addition and a new favorite jersey for our growing collection. This beauty is Mike Lehan's 2004 Browns alternate orange jersey. These orange alternate jerseys are tough to find, but to get a hold of one of your favorite Gophers in this pumpkin creamsicle color...unheard of! Go to our Gopher pro jerseys page for more photos.
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