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Detroit Wheels Mini Helmet

Detroit Wheels Mini Helmet

Regular price $44.99 USD
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Team: Detroit Wheels
Years Active: 1974 
Stadium: Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, Michigan (15,500)

Team Info

The Detroit Wheels were charter members of the World Football League (WFL). The franchise was awarded in December 1973 to a group of 29 investors that included Marvin Gaye, Esther Gordy Edwards (sister of Motown Records' Berry Gordy), and future Tigers and Red Wings owner, pizza magnate Mike Ilitch. Unable to play in Briggs (Tiger) Stadium as promised by then Mayor Coleman Young, the Wheels wound up playing their home games at Rynearson Stadium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. The wheels came off the Wheels quickly, however. Despite the high-profile ownership group, no one wanted to put more money into the team. The diminishing crowds took to playing frisbee during games. During one game, the P.A. announcer stated the Wheels would be out of town the following week, and the crowd cheered, Looking to move or sell his team, owner Portland Storm owner Robert Harris convinced the Wheels to host their Week 9 match-up in his hometown of  London, Ontario. The game drew 5,000 fans, though media reports put the number at closer to 2,500. After the 14th week of the season, the Wheels, along with the Jacksonville Sharks, folded.

Notable Players

  • Bubba Wyche
  • Stan Hansen

This product is an historical representation of the defunct team in the description. The product is in no way affiliated with any existing team, league or other organization.

                  Product Info
                  • 15 oz mini helmet
                  • Style worn by Wheels in 1974
                  • Available in the classic helmet style by Schutt
                  • Typically ships in 3-5 business days
                  • Fulfilled by 417 Helmets
                  • Return Policy

                  Shipping/ Returns


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                  30 Day Return Policy on all other items unless otherwise noted

                  Custom Jersey Info

                  How to order:

                  Type a number and/or name in the boxes as you would like them to appear on the jersey.


                  Check the "Leave Blank" box and jersey will not have any name or number. (This still requires production time we as do not keep blank jerseys in stock)

                  Production :

                  Custom jerseys are made when ordered and ship in 4-6 weeks.

                  Custom measurements are available by request including women's and youth sizes.


                  All custom jersey sales are final.

                  We cannot cancel or change an order after you receive notification that production has started.

                  If a jersey arrives damaged or incorrect, we will remake it at no charge or a process a full refund.

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