Art Donovan - 1954-55
This wonderful 1954 -- 1955 Baltimore Colt helmet style was truly a piece
of Art.....Donovan that is (sorry about that helmet fans). Art was one of the
most colorful players of his time. He was one of the symbolic players of the
1950s, a lovable rogue, with a zest for life and a cold beer. The priceless
football memories that he has so humorously shared with all of us through his
books and television appearances over the past 50 years have become a special
part of football lore.
His cherubic face and talent for storytelling contradicted his on field
toughness. He smartly adapted this early version Riddell Lucite bar face mask
after suffering facial injuries requiring 39 stitches during the 1951
season. Just like Art this two year helmet style is also very special. The
unique rear positioned "horseshoe" logos make this helmet a winner. The
beautiful blue shell is perfectly complimented with a tasteful plain white
Art was thrilled when he recently received one of these helmets from Helmet
Hut. Can you imagine the glorious memories that were rekindled for Art when he
saw this helmet style again? If someone ever starts a "Helmet Hall of Fame"
(hey, there is an idea) this historic style helmet surely deserves to be
inducted and its presenter should be none other than the legendary Colt's
cherished hero and Hall of Fame lineman Mr. Arthur Donovan.