Oakland Raiders Primary Logo 1960 – 1962
1960 - 1962
Chet Soda, the Raiders’ first general partner hired a well known sportswriter Gene Lawrence Perry as the first Director of Public Relations of the Raiders. Perry (who was hired in 1959 as the first front office hire) commissioned an unknown Berkeley artist and asked that a logo be created to include a helmeted man with an eyepatch and with a firm chin of a Randolph Scott, a well known Westerns actor.
The created logo for their newly minted Raiders, a pirate wearing a football helmet with an eye patch on a gold football background. Two white swords in black trim with gold handles criss cross behind the football.