Vulcans Equipment Bag repurposed (before we had ever heard of “repurposing”)

Vulcans Equipment bag 3

The Birmingham Americans & Vulcan had some very nice equipment bags to carry their gear on road trips. Larry Willingham showed his to me during a visit several years ago and he pointed out a rather unusual feature. The bags were first used by the Americans and their logo was screened onto each end of the bag. After the Americans folded and the team was re-named the Vulcans, the bags were “re-purposed” (even though we had never heard the term before) by screening the Vulcans logo right over the Americans logo. As you can see from the photos, over time the Americans logo started to show through, giving the bags a really unusual look that can only be explained as yet another interesting WFL story. 10 years ago, during the 30th anniversary reunion for the Americans and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, former Ams & Vulcans defensive tackle Bob Tatarek showed me his equipment bag and, sure enough, the ends were exactly the same. Bob then proceeded to give the bag to me, which was an amazingly kind gesture, one that I am still very appreciative of.

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