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Old 07-07-2013, 08:50 AM
mueschoeir mueschoeir is offline
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

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To answer the question about any name or number, no, there aren't any on the cap.
I can confirm that this is an authentic Brooklyn Dodgers hat most likely manufactured from 1947 to 1949. A similar one once believed to be worn by Jackie Robinson (tagged 42 inside the hat) was sold a couple of years ago.

Prior to 1947 the version featuring the logo on a patch was used, thus my estimation 47 to 49. However, I do own a New York Giants hat from 47/48, which still uses the patch, rather than direct embroidery.

One has to be aware though, that the Dodgers used so many different manufacturers throughout the years that it is hard to pinpoint specific dates.
The Dodgers initially had Spalding hats throughout the 40s, before switching to the MacGregor-Goldsmiths, which were followed by Rawlings and in 1951/52 by McAuliffe, which they wore up to 1958. There were also Wilson hats (using a logo patch) but they were used only were briefly, I believe in 1951.

A few oddities stick out: There were also some Dodgers hats in the market that were manufactured by Coane Knitting Mills in Pennsylvania, as well as New Era hats.

What is the provenance of this hat?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:07 AM
gotagreatdog gotagreatdog is offline
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

Thanks so much for the info. I'll see if my friend can provide any further provenance on it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

He bought it at a Mears auction some years back & they gave him an LOA as team issued only, not a gamer.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:42 AM
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Default Re: MacGregor Brooklyn Dodgers cap

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He bought it at a Mears auction some years back & they gave him an LOA as team issued only, not a gamer.
Thanks for letting me know. If he's ever willing to sell, I'm more than interested

Here's a bit of an additional headscratcher, a very seldom seen Dodgers hat:
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