Pennant Fever #2: 1973 Philadelphia Eagles

Now here’s a curious one. At a glance this just looks like an ordinary vintage Philadelphia Eagles pennant, right?

Philadelphia Eagles pennant

Attentive Eagles fans, however, might notice something different with this pennant. It features the short-lived white helmet with green wings design, which the team only used from 1969 through 1973. But it also has the Eagles wordmark that Philly didn’t start using until the 1973 season (at least according to Chris Creamer’s site).

That makes this pennant not only a rather unique specimen, but easy to date as well. Unless some printer really goofed, this could only have been produced in 1973, possibly early ’74 depending on when the white helmets were ditched.

Personally I like the white helmets, but that’s a topic for another post.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of my Pennant Fever entries.