KNBR (“the sports leader”) has been the longtime radio home of the San Francisco Giants, starting way back in 1979. Here are a pair of Giants/KNBR bumper stickers from that first season together!
Now for the rest of this week’s picks:
- This 1993 Colorado Rockies diecast truck also serves as a bank.
- Ever seen this 1960s Philadelphia Eagles decal design before? The eagle’s football fits right into the “g.”
- Here are a couple of vintage NFL jerseys: First, this Packers jersey from Rawlings, and this Johnny Unitas Colts No. 19 from Sand-Knit.
- Champion is the maker of this 1970s Green Bay Packers T-shirt.
- “Good to the Last Drop” exclaims this 1970s NBA Kansas City Kings Maxwell House Coffee promo seat cushion.
- Another 1970s seat cushion, this time for the Seattle Seahawks. Helmet logo is riding a bit low on the side, no?
- This vintage 1960s Los Angeles Lakers jacket is decidedly retro.
- This T-shirt says “Forty Niners DolphinBusters.” Maybe it’s from 1985, when the Niners topped the Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX.
- One more for the Niners: This early-1970s poster would look good on any 49ers fan’s wall.
- Nice cover artwork of this 1964 Y.A. Tittle bio, I Pass.
That’ll do it for this edition of CC. Happy New Year!
That Eagles decal bugs me because the g is so completely different from the rest of the team name, which appears to be in all-caps Futura Bold Condensed. If the rest of the name had been lower-case, it wouldn’t bother me so much, but the styles really clash here.
The DolphinBusters shirt has to be from 1985. Anyone remotely familiar with 1984’s highest grossing movie would recognize that it’s a riff on the Ghostbusters logo and wordmark, which of course wouldn’t have been known to the public before Columbia Pictures began marketing the film ahead of its release.
That’s a pretty ornate typeface on that 49ers poster.
Finally, I just have to say, anytime I see Y.A. Tittle mentioned, I think of those weird commercials for some ESPN game show back in the day that had some weird creature running around repeating names or stats in a weird voice, and I swear one of the names was “Y.A. Tittle”.
I think that Eagles word mark was official, as it was used for the signage promoting the construction of The Vet in the late 60’s:
I was prepared to call shenanigans on the Rockies’ truck, remembering the first Colorado Baseball logo had a centered baseball and the state name in Futura Bold. But as it turns out, before the first pitch was thrown, it was updated to the big baseball and serifed typeface. The upshot: never call me as a witness in a court case!