Originally posted by gamechanger:
I wouldn't mind seeing these 1956 throwbacks!
Not bad, but now we're approaching KC Chiefs (or originally, Dallas Texans lol) territory (yes I know the Texans/Chiefs came out later than the Niners, my point is that the above is IMO not distinctive and recognizably "49ers" enough to fans of ther teams)...IMO a true way back throwback from the 40's or early 50's should probably be saved for either the 49er's 75th "diamond" anniversary (2021) or the NFL's 100th anniversary (2019), just like the way all the original AFL teams wore their inaugural year unis in 2009. In the meantime, (and to better prepare/educate both younger Niner fans and other teams' fans not familiar with our history) I'd be content with a "fauxback" that combines the best elements (IMO 1955, 1962 and 1994) of the team's past unis (but is distinct from the 1980's and current red and gold look)
[ Edited by Dr_Bill_Walsh on Nov 3, 2011 at 6:32 AM ]