Did you know the first known pennants appeared at baseball ballparks at the turn of the century, and from 1905-1910 the first pennants bearing team or city names were produced? Our NFL pennants are made in the same tradition as those first baseball pennants. Football pennants came into being prior to 1930 when the game of football began growing in America.
Did you know that William "Pudge" Heffelfinger, is widely regarded as the first professional football player? He was paid $500 to play a game for the Allegheny Athletic Association in a match against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. This is the first recorded instance of a player being paid to participate in a game of American football. With salaries in the millions of dollars these days, pro-football has come a long way since the late 1800's.