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Old 02-16-2013, 04:55 PM
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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.

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Old 02-16-2013, 07:03 PM
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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.

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:31 PM
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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.

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:13 PM
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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.
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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
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Old 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
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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.

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Old 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.
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Old 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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