How to Customize a Collectible Helmet Based on Your Budget

At Green Gridiron, you can take a standard, out-of-the-box collectible helmet and turn it into something that is uniquely yours. We have the ability to swap helmet accessories, and upgrade components on any helmet to bring your vision to life. We love what we do and we love creating our own team concepts by making GG Edition Helmets that are professionally crafted and perfect for fans with every budget. 

That being said, we want to educate you about how to build your dream helmet, while staying within your means. When building collectible helmets, you are only limited by your budget and your imagination, there are thousands of different ways of upgrading your helmet to make it look just how you want it.

Why are collectible helmets so expensive?

When shopping on our website, you’ll find that the Field-Use SpeedFlex Helmets  are much less expensive than the SpeedFlex Collectibles we offer for NFL and NCAA teams. This is because when you are paying for an NFL or NCAA collectible helmet, you’re also paying for that team's licensing, royalties, and trademarks. These helmets are the best of the best, with authentic team decals, and custom paint jobs that can’t be produced anywhere else, so you are truly getting the best bang for your buck.

Don’t worry, we have options available for everyone that offer the same amount of authenticity and style, at a more affordable price point, so let’s break it down.

Replica Helmets

Replica Helmets are perfect for the beginner helmet collector. At a low price, these helmets have authentic team decals, are fully upgradeable, and look great on display. Affordability means there are differences in the helmet shell and inner padding compared to the more expensive collectible helmet models like Authentic or SpeedFlex. You’ll find that Replicas have foam padding and a no-wear plate on the inside, but they still look just as cool. There’s tons of ways to make this helmet your own with upgrades, while still keeping it low-cost.

Simply adding an Unbranded Visor will take your build to the next level, but if you want to go a step further, that can be done too. Adding SportStar Chinstrap Buckles, matching Facemask Clips, or even swapping facemask styles will quickly elevate your build.


Authentic Helmets

If you’re looking for a collectible that’s a bit more high-end, that can be shown off both on display or worn on your head, then the Authentic Collectible Helmet may be a good choice for you. These helmets pack the same authenticity as its SpeedFlex counterparts, with high end paint, decals, and real life size, but keep the costs more budget friendly. Adding a SHOC Visor is a great low-cost upgrade choice, coming in over 20 color options to match your team’s style. With an Authentic helmet, a Facemask upgrade will make your helmet stand out from the rest, whether it's adding a more tough-looking style, or changing the color for an alternate look. You can also add a Hard Cup Chinstrap to give your helmet more of an on-field vibe.

SpeedFlex Authentic Helmets

Now, if you are a hardcore fan with a bigger budget, the SpeedFlex collectibles will be right up your alley. These helmets are almost exactly what you will see players wearing on the field today, with top-notch inner padding, real-life size, and hundreds of customization options. For these types of builds, the only limit really is your imagination. If you want to go all out on a helmet, starting with a SpeedFlex is the best way to go. Adding components such as an upgraded chinstrap, matching facemask clips, and award decals is a must. But to make your build truly head-turning, throw in an Oakley Pro or Nike visor, or try upgrading the facemask to a custom style such as Zuti Facemasks or masks starting with the “CU” style code.

GG Editions

At Green Gridiron, we offer a unique service. While some customers are familiar with helmet equipment and prefer to build their collectibles themselves, others want their helmet shipped fully assembled to their door. Green Gridiron Edition Helmets are perfect for collectors who want an upgraded helmet without putting in the design work. Our helmet-building pros make those design decisions and create beautiful builds. These helmets are each completely unique, and available at all different price points.

Isabella Morabito

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