Home Field Advantage: A Piece of History

The Super Bowl is days away and the sweet smell of football season is still in the air. This time each year, as we look forward to crowning a new national champion, we also reminisce about the past and all the great memories we share as fans. The NFL has come a long way since its inception in 1920 and so have its teams, many of which have undergone significant identity changes. For the nostalgic fan, take a trip down memory lane with some items featuring historical football teams and remember the way they were:

Boston Patriots Pennant

Chicago Cardinals Charley Trippi 8x10 Autographed Photograph

Houston Oilers - 48 Yard Line vs. Chicago Bears Panoramic Photograph

Dallas Texans Authentic Pro Line Riddell Throwback Full Size Helmet

Baltimore Colts: "Colts 1958" Framed Giclee

Super Bowl VXIII (1984): LA Raiders vs. Redskins Program Print

Fans of any age can appreciate the history behind teams like the Houston Oilers, Baltimore Colts, the Chicago Cardinals and the Boston Patriots as many of them are still around today, but now have a different mascot and/or hail from a different city. Pay tribute to your favorite team by adding a piece of history to your collection!

Do you have any of your team's memorabilia on display at home?


The Style Ref


  1. Cute post! We have tons of stuff, but we're just waiting on a house with a man cave to put it up! There is something exciting and fun about sports memorabilia... in moderation and with color scheme of course. ;)

  2. i don't really follow football but i was rooting for the patriots for some reason. but now i know it's because they were originally called the Boston Patriots! i love Boston!! :D

  3. It's definitely cool to see how teams have evolved over time. Thanks for the comments!

  4. OMG I was just thinking the other day how I really wish I still had some of my 90s Orlando Magic threads from back when Shaq and Penny were on the team. I used to have a Penny Hardaway shirt and an old school hat with Stuff the Magic Dragon on it!

  5. Love the old images! As a Wisconsinite, I have tons of packer items around and my parents have even more!