Art Shell's helmet

Hall of Fame tackle Art Shell wore this helmet during the 1980 NFL Season including in the Oakland Raiders 27-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV. A small yellow stripe was placed on the back of the helmet as a tribute to the Americans who were held hostage in Iran for 444 days and released from captivity just five days before the Super Bowl.

Shell, a mainstay of the Raiders’ dominant offensive line, helped the team become the first wildcard team ever to win a Super Bowl. Oakland had an identical 11-5-0 regular season record as the San Diego Chargers but finished second in the AFC West based on the tiebreaker of net points in the division (Chargers beat out the Raiders 60 to 37).

Once in the postseason, Shell and the Raiders knocked off the Houston Oilers, Cleveland Browns, and the Chargers before defeating the Eagles in the Super Bowl.

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