Green Bay Packers were founded in 1919, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and are the third oldest team in the NFL. Packers won 12 championship titles, more than any other franchise in NFL and have 27 members in Pro Hall of Fame. Their fiercest rivals are Chicago Bears, with whom they have played over 170 games. Green Bay Packers play at Lambeau Field and have some of the most loyal fans in NFL, the popular “cheeseheads”. Every home game has been sold out since 1960. There are more people on waiting list for season tickets than there are seats on Lambeau Field. If you are a fan, then we are sure you are interested in learning about Green Bay Packers jerseys.
When Lambeau founded the team, he went to his employer Indiana Packers Company and asked them to buy jerseys for the new club. The company agreed and gave him 500 dollars, but requested that the team is named after the sponsors. The Packers, as they were now called were so successful in their first two seasons that the company decided to help Lambeau in securing a franchise of newly formed national pro football league. The original uniforms were navy blue and gold, which Lambeau borrowed from University of Notre Dam, which he attended.
Occasionally, Packers used green and gold combination. But by 1950, Hunter green and taxi cab yellow were established as official club colors. There are two jerseys, green with white numbers and white with green numbers. The pants are always gold yellow.
Even though it is customary for home teams to play in white jerseys during first half of the season, Packers only played in them in two games in 1989 season. They prefer to play in front of their fans in green and gold. Although you can buy the gold jersey with green letters, there were never plans for the team to use this jersey design.
Packers have worn throwback jersey on two occasions only, in 2001 and 2006 Thanksgiving Day, both times against Detroit Lions. The 2001 jersey was similar to the ones they had in 1930, navy blue and in 2006 they wore jersey from 1960, which is only slightly different from their regular jersey they wear today.
For 2010 season, Mark Murphy, the Packers President and CEO, announced that they will have a “historical” throwback jersey for some games. It is speculated that the new jersey will be blue, in line with the Packers original name, The Blues. This will fulfill Lambeau wish for the team to wear colors of his Alma mater, Notre Dam university.
Green Bay Packers wear yellow helmet, with green and white stripe across the middle and large white letter G on green background, the Packers logo. The logo went through several redesigns, since first appeared on helmets in 1961.
Green Bay Packers jerseys are among most popular in NFL. Thousands of them are sold every season, and with the team playing the way they are, those numbers can only go up. Hopefully, with new jersey design for the next season, we will have even more choices to show support for Packers.