Best number for white alternate uni OL helmet?

VictorValiant

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I have a full size, regulation (not replica) white helmet with a grey facemask that's been just sitting around. Instead of just collecting dust, I thought I could put decals on it to turn it into a collegiate helmet and sell it, but who has white helmets with a grey facemask with a large enough fanbase? That would be Alabama - the alternate uniform white helmet with crimson stripe and numbers.

Creating an Alabama helmet forces me to pick a number. It's easy to pick a skill position number since they get the most attention, but the helmet is a lineman's helmet with a lineman's facemask, so it would lose some authenticity. So having said this, what would be the best number to put on this alternate uniform lineman's helmet? Would there even be a market for this?
 

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The number is 17. That’s how many national titles we claim.

No self respecting Bama fan would want a white helmet. Our helmets have been crimson only for about 50 years.
 

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There is some precedence for a white Alabama helmet - http://www.nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/sec.htm
Receivers wore white helmets in the 60’s because Coach Bryant thought it may make it easier to distinguish them on the field.

You may get a taker. Personally, I think a white Bama helmet represents the school just as well as a white Michigan helmet represents Michigan. It doesn’t feel right.