I must admit, I am a Yoo-hoo fan. The chocolate drink has been around since the late 1920s, and here’s a bottle from 1959 featuring Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford. The cap looks to be in good shape, but alas there’s no bottle label. And it seems he wasn’t the only Yankee to plug the drink, either.
Now for the rest of this week’s picks:
- Here’s a nice collection of San Diego Padres team passes from 1978-1990, all stamped with the name “Tom Mulcahy.” A couple of them say “Padres Action Team” on ’em, whatever that was!
- This looks like a nice Baltimore (or Indianapolis) Colts rain poncho from the 1970s-1980s. Note the hood has a lining in it, and the front laces up — features normally not included on those awful giveaway plastic rain jackets.
- Speaking of jackets, here’s one from Chalk Line featuring Pat Patriot. The seller says it’s from the 1970s, but it’s later than that.
- I like these 1970s Dallas Cowboys promo stickers from Chiffon. On the back side it says, “This NFL Booster decal is a gift to you from Chiffon with (your Mom’s purchase of) a one pound Chiffon Soft Tub or Stick Margarine.”
- One more from the Cowboys: They’re bringing back their early-1960s white helmet this season, so here are the guys who wore it first on this September 1963 copy of Sports Illustrated.
- This is a set of two 1970s NFL Director’s Chair canvas covers for the backrest and seat. These are the accurate logo fonts from the period.
- Here’s a 1975 Philadelphia Eagles Lil’ Pro heat transfer.
- Back in the day, this Astrodome bumper sticker proclaimed it to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Now, sadly, the eighth wonder sits empty and abandoned.
- Green Bay Packer fans can buckle up with this 1971 team belt buckle from your friends at NFL Properties.
- Got a vintage Los Angeles Rams ice bucket for you. It comes styled with the old Rams head in yellow, and a simple “Rams” on the side.
That’ll do it for this edition of CC. See you back here next week!
I have a question… The Colts are blue & white, and certainly were in the 1960’s.
The Cowboys came along in 1960, and thru 1963 they also wore regular ol’ blue & white. Of course in 1964 is when they added silver, and deepened the shade of blue.
So in 1964, along come the Rams with new uniforms, blue & white.
So my question is, were the Rams going to change to blue & white in 1964 even if the Cowboys didn’t change? If so, that would have made 3 (out of 14!) NFL teams plain blue & white.
Does anyone know if there were talks and agreements about uniform colors between the Cowboys & Rams in 1963/64?
Tom Mulcahy was an interesting guy. Ordained a Jesuit priest after a brief stint in the minors, he was in the Padres organization for 20 years, first as a scout, then in the front office. He eventually ended up as the team’s Director of Group Sales and Season Tickets.
It could be urban legend, but I always heard that the Rams dropped the yellow because the blue & yellow didn’t show up well on the black & white TV technology of the late 50s /early 60s, particularly those “victory” horns (they put more space between the horns in 1964). Also the Rams switched to wearing white at home. I never have come across any stories of the Rams and Cowboys having any discussions about uniform changes.
Sorry that was supposed to be a response to Lee’s post
I also love Yoo-hoo! It’s kinda gross to think about that it’s just chocolate flavored water. But somehow it’s tasty.
If you dig Yoo-Hoo then try getting your hands on some far superior Brownie Chocolate.
Brownie Chocolate. I lived 11 years in NC and it was a southern version of Yoo-Hoo except better.
Hmmmmm. Sounds great to me!
In Indiana (I think it was also sold regionally) we has Choc-ola. Very tasty! Had a smiling cow on the bottle. The slogan was “Cow-power”