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1992 Memphis Chicks cap - Fresh Fitted* Friday!

Just know that the tag has been attached to this cap for over 22 years. That tag could buy you a beer, provided of course that you are of legal drinking age. Also, the tag would need money to purchase the beer and everyone knows tags don't have money. Variations of this logo have been around since the early days of the Memphis Chicks, but this particular version was only used in 1992.  The squarish green underbrim is typical of New Era minor league caps from this period. I am not certain what fabric makes up the inside of the front panel but it seems like this will be a nice breathable cap for the summer months! I've spent the past few weeks celebrating some different New York Yankees fitted caps so I thought it would be a fun change to take a look at a minor league snapback this time around.  As far as minor league hats are concerned, the 1986 Memphis Chicks on-field cap is holy grail for me. This is mostly because Bo Jackson made his debut for the Kansas

2008 New York Yankees "Virginia Tech Game" Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Last week’s spotlight on the New York Yankees World Series cap from 1998 got me pumped to do another sort of “Flashback Friday” this time around. I decided to fast-forward ten years to the special edition on-field cap the Yankees wore on March 18, 2008 during an exhibition game played against Virginia Tech’s baseball team.  The iconic Yankees logo, but with a little Virginia Tech co-branding on the side! Good view of the classic Virginia Tech "VT" logo. Hopefully no one at a Yankees game asks me if it's for Vermont... Usual suspects in terms of sweatband tags and 59Fifty satin taping The iconic red, white and blue MLB batterman The cap has major significance as this particular game was played in memoriam of the  shooting that occurred on the school’s campus on April 16, 2007 .  Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of the massacre but I vividly remember that day. I also remember how sad this cold-blooded attack made me feel for a long time thereafte

1998 World Series New York Yankees Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday

I think this is a sweet World Series side patch, but I like the ones from 2012 and 2013 that have the trophy on them even more.   I go to lots of Yankees games and I love it when I see the veteran fans wearing this cap! Get a good look at those sweatband tags from 1998!  It's not common to find this cap in unused condition. I guess some fan was still rocking his 1996 World Series cap when this one surfaced. By the time he was ready for it, the Yankees were selling caps for the 1999, 2000 and 2001 World Series, though the 2001 cap is not one that you'll see fans wearing for obvious reasons. You all know what the Yankees logo looks like and represents: pure Death Star status right there! The 2015 baseball season is officially underway and if your favorite team is 0-4, I offer my condolences and I wish you the best of luck for next season. However, if your favorite team is 4-0 at this point then I must congratulate you on your all-but-guaranteed World Ser

1996 Tucson Toros - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

This Tucson Toros cap logo is not the most iconic, but it's not without symbolistic importance. You might be asking yourself, "how is ripping off the Chicago Bulls logo symbolic?"and to that I can only reply with, can you not tell that there are no red tips on this Bull's  (oops!) Toro's horns? It seems like Pro-line went with the extra-round varietal of brims this particular season. Good ol' sweatband tags doing their jobs! I'm writing about about one final cap from a team based in a Spring Training state to close out the theme of the past few weeks. I chose to focus on this Tucson Toros cap in light of the Arizona Wildcats' elimination from the NCAA Championship. I always thought it was so handy that there was a Triple-A baseball team in the same town as a big school like the University of Arizona.  So after many years of baseball prosperity in Tucson, the death rattle began to shake when the Arizona Diamondbacks were born. It truly is sad