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cohibasmoker 02-16-2013 04:55 PM

Unusual Baseball Cap Design
 
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Today, I found these scans of caps from the 1972 season. They are unusual because by 1972, Professional teams had their team logos embroidered onto the caps. These babies have patches on them.

Jim

sox83cubs84 02-16-2013 07:03 PM

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Jim:

Are you ertain that they're from 1972? I say this because the Cardinals began wearing pullover knits for the 1971 season, and these 2 players are wearing flannels.

Dave Miedema

trsent 02-16-2013 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by sox83cubs84 (Post 315850)
Jim:

Are you ertain that they're from 1972? I say this because the Cardinals began wearing pullover knits for the 1971 season, and these 2 players are wearing flannels.

Dave Miedema

Holy Cow, Dave, what do you not know? Amazing what's in your brain.

both-teams-played-hard 02-16-2013 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by sox83cubs84 (Post 315850)
Jim:

Are you ertain that they're from 1972? I say this because the Cardinals began wearing pullover knits for the 1971 season, and these 2 players are wearing flannels.

Dave Miedema

The photos appear from Spring Training. Maybe the knits weren't officially introduced.
Anyway, that dude has a a nice grill with some gold inlays. He also has a thick curb-link chain. Trendsetter.
Did the hats change from wool to some sort of nylon, at the same time of the flannel to knit era. The patch is odd. Appears to be a souvenir item.

cohibasmoker 02-17-2013 04:02 AM

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Originally Posted by both-teams-played-hard (Post 315863)
The photos appear from Spring Training. Maybe the knits weren't officially introduced.
Anyway, that dude has a a nice grill with some gold inlays. He also has a thick curb-link chain. Trendsetter.
Did the hats change from wool to some sort of nylon, at the same time of the flannel to knit era. The patch is odd. Appears to be a souvenir item.

Here's a link to the Allen photo. It's dated April, 1972

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-Ronnie-...em231a1264 80

genius 02-17-2013 11:05 AM

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The Pirates wore this type of hat patch in 1968, here's a pretty clear photo:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Al-McBe... em53f4ed5ce3

sox83cubs84 02-17-2013 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by cohibasmoker (Post 315874)
Here's a link to the Allen photo. It's dated April, 1972

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-Ronnie-...em231a1264 80

It must be from the minor league section of spring training. Ron Allen didn't even play in the majors until 8/21/72.

Dave Miedema

momen55 02-17-2013 12:44 PM

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clemente's 67 topps photo shows the cap with a patch. assuming card photos were taken the same year, the photo may be from 66.

both-teams-played-hard 02-17-2013 01:45 PM

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genius 02-17-2013 04:22 PM

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actual cap from the era, the patch is very solid and well-built into the front.


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