They won’t be worn on the field but if you’re looking to have something autographed that’s a little different or you want a conversation piece for your fan cave, Riddell has launched a new line of NFL licensed collectible helmets that aren’t your father’s headgear.
The Blaze Alternate Collection consists of all 32 NFL team helmets in alternate team colors with most employing a unique anodized satin technique. Decals and striping are faithful to the current team designs, with some adjustments. In some cases, the colors are flipped. The Bengals’ striping is orange against a black background rather than black against an orange background while the Saints helmet makes black the primary color instead of gold. On most, the logo colors remain the same but the main color gets a makeover.
The new style is available in full size Riddell Speed Replica helmets and Riddell Speed Mini helmets. Riddell says they were “designed with NFL fans and collectors in mind.”
Last fall, the company debuted the “Ice” collection, helmets featuring a white matte shell with a silver face mask and silver decals that were designed with autograph collectors in mind.
The Blaze mini-helmets are $39.99 while the full size models are $189.99.
You can see all of the Blaze designs on the Fanatics website, where they’re already being sold.