Fielding Yost dedicated the good years of his life to University of Michigan athletics but his influence and business interests stretched beyond Ann Arbor. He wrote books, appeared in movies, spoke all over the country and even added his name to certain products.
The back of the helmet, produced by A.J. Reach of Philadelphia, even bears Yost’s signature with his popular nickname “Hurry Up”:
The helmet appears to be a part of a whole line of football equipment produced by Reach using the brand name of Yost and another big name coach at the time, “Tad” Jones of Yale:
Since you know I’d love to see one of these helmets in action, I couldn’t resist:
The auction for the helmet ends April 29 and has already fetched several bids putting it over $150. I’m guessing it’ll fetch close to $500.
Other Yost Stuff
A couple of very cool postcards from Yost’s early years on campus:
|1905 Vintage Yost postcard, auction bidding currently up to $24.95:||A.C. Dietsche 1907 Fielding Yost postcard, seller asking a whopping $300:|