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Old 07-03-2013, 06:07 PM
gotagreatdog gotagreatdog is offline
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Default MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

My friend has a MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap with a blue button. Does anybody know if it might have been worn on field? I've seen Spauling, Rawlings and McAuliffe on field caps but never MacGregor.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:38 AM
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

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My friend has a MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap with a blue button. Does anybody know if it might have been worn on field? I've seen Spauling, Rawlings and McAuliffe on field caps but never MacGregor.
I can tell you if you're able to post pictures. There were two variations of the MacGregor Goldsmith caps that were worn by the Dodgers on field up to about 1947/48.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

Here's some pics, please let me know - thanks!


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Old 07-05-2013, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

And, that blue button has me stumped! I've only seen white buttons on Dodgers caps.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:46 PM
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And, that blue button has me stumped! I've only seen white buttons on Dodgers caps.
Thanks for the pictures. Don't worry about the blue button, there were several Dodgers caps that had this and from different manufacturers.

The cap looks legitimate at first sight but I'll have to check my database again tomorrow.

I'm a bit doubtful though whether it was game issued/worn, as I've seen several MacGregor Goldsmith hats that featured chainstitched player names on the leather sweatband.

Two things I'd like to know:

Is there any number/name anywhere on the hat?

Can you post a close up image of the logo, so that the stitching can be seen (if possible from in- and outside)?
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

Looks like a Professional cap to me. Two things that stand out for me - the direct embroidery of the "B" and the leather sweatband. I think the stamping in the cap dates the cap circa 1945-52. I seem to remember that non-professional and/or retail caps during this era would have the team logo patches sewn onto the caps while professional caps had direct embroidery? Also, wouldn't a leather sweatband be unusual for a retail cap?

Nice cap.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:30 PM
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Looks like a Professional cap to me. Two things that stand out for me - the direct embroidery of the "B" and the leather sweatband. I think the stamping in the cap dates the cap circa 1945-52. I seem to remember that non-professional and/or retail caps during this era would have the team logo patches sewn onto the caps while professional caps had direct embroidery? Also, wouldn't a leather sweatband be unusual for a retail cap?

Nice cap.
Forgot to say, the cap was made to a specific size as opposed to an adjustable and/or small, medium or large sized cap.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

Thanks for the info. Here's a closeup of the logo. One of the previous pics I posted has a good view of the logo from the inside.Name:  image3_th.jpeg
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

To answer the question about any name or number, no, there aren't any on the cap.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:27 AM
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Looks like a Professional cap to me. Two things that stand out for me - the direct embroidery of the "B" and the leather sweatband. I think the stamping in the cap dates the cap circa 1945-52. I seem to remember that non-professional and/or retail caps during this era would have the team logo patches sewn onto the caps while professional caps had direct embroidery? Also, wouldn't a leather sweatband be unusual for a retail cap?

Nice cap.
Below are a couple of examples of the types of caps I was referencing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-S-NEW-YORK-YANKEES-YOUTH-BASEBALL-CAP-/171067495428?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=it em27d46ad404

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-Era-Washington-Senators-Souvenir-Baseball-Cap-/121136995065?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item1c3453daf9
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