Today's Old School Design sticks with the sweet treat theme from yesterday. How many of you remember going to your favorite ice cream shop or slushy store in the 1970's and having your cool summer treat served to you in a miniature baseball helmet? These helmet sundae cups were produced in the 1970's by the Sports Product Corporation. If you were a kid in those days, I'm sure you had a sundae or two in one of these great cups.
The cups are made out of plastic and resemble their bigger cousin, the replica batting helmet that everyone purchased at the ballpark or won by guessing their pitch speed on the radar gun. The top of the helmet had a flat spot on it to allow it to be flipped over and used as a bowl.
Originally the helmets were decorated with the use of a sticker. If you look at the Astros version above, you will see an example of this early decoration style. Those helmets were around in the very early 1970's. In the mid 70's the helmets were directly printed and the stickers went away.
These helmets feature some great old school Major League Baseball logos on them. The classic laughing Oriole is one of my all-time favorites. The White Sox and Mariners are from the 1980's and feature both team's logos from that time period.
These helmets are a great historical record of the logos of the times. These helmets are still produced today with the current teams in the league, but if you grew up in the 1970's and the glory days of Major League baseball, I'm sure these old school helmets bring back some great memories.