From 1953 to 1983 the Maryland hometown football team was the Baltimore Colts. Winning back to back NFL Championships in 1958 and 1959 and several division championships in the 1970’s, the Colts were led by legendary quarterback, Johnny Unitas. Baltimore was disheartened however, when the Colts were offered the opportunity to move to the city of Indianapolis after several shaky seasons. Unable to persuade the team to stay in Charm City, the city government attempted to change state legislature and give the franchise ownership to another group promising to keep the Colts in Baltimore. Unwilling to wait for the government to make a decision on their fate, the Colts franchise packed up all of their equipment and files and headed to Indianapolis on the eve of the legislatures scheduled debate to determine the teams future.
The Baltimore Colts are well known for “leaving town in the middle of the night,” but they still had a loyal fan-base and are part of Baltimore History. That is why we think these Baltimore Colts items are so special and unique. We have a Youth Size 14 sweater with the Colts helmet and logo that is in EXCELLENT condition- I’m willing to bet it’s never even been worn. We also have a Colts helmet lamp that is in working condition, and is only missing a shade. As well as a stadium seat that is also in GREAT condition without any rips or tears, just a slight bit of rusting around the metal portion of the bottom.
This collection of memorabilia would be perfect for a native of Baltimore who has an affinity for the Colts, despite their heartbreaking departure to Indianapolis. Please feel free to contact us about purchasing this set, we’d love to see it go to a good home! You can purchase via our Etsy site or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.