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2002 Detroit Tigers Hat - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

For the third installment of The Great eBay Haul, I'll be riffing off last week's 2006 World SeriesSt. Louis Cardinals hat by featuring the team that the Cardinals defeated in that Fall Classic which (in case you might have forgotten) was the Detroit Tigers. 



The Old English "D" is iconic. Something I appreciate about the Tigers' cap is how unprone it is to bandwagon fans, at least compared to other teams. Besides fans of Magnum, PI and Eminem how often do you see anyone who isn't a Michigan native wearing one?


Sadly I won't be wearing this hat as it's a few sizes too big but I doubt I'd wear a Detroit Tigers hat anyway as I don't want to mislead people into thinking I'm a Michigan native...or a fan of Eminem or Magnum, PI. Of course, Tigers minor league caps are a different beast!



The sweatband tags and satin lining inside the crown are clearly from the early 2000's but the only match of those features I could find online was a cap that …

2006 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

The second cap in The Great eBay Haul is another one I'm not going to be able to wear. As a fan of the San Francisco Giants it would be reprehensible for me to wear a St. Louis Cardinals cap.I do have some caps of Cardinals minor league affiliates but wearing the hat of such a historical National League rival would be gauche; besides this one's size is 7 1/4 which is too small for me!





As I said last week, I'm going to be letting go of the hats from the Great eBay Haul that are 7 1/8 and 7 1/4 however I don't know when I'll get them on eBay. I still have many hats on my wishlist although some I already have in snapback but would like to have in the fitted flavor as well.

So if you have any following caps in a fresh-ish fitted sized 7 3/8 to 7 5/8, please reach out with a trade offer. And if you have no fitteds, snapbacks work too!

New Haven Ravens, Butte Copper Kings, Jacksonville Expos, Jackson Mets, Oneonta Yankees, Denver Bears, Greenville Braves, Shreveport Captain…

2005 Houston Astros Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday

This site might currently rank highly in Google searches for "Houston Astros Minor League Cap Extravaganza" but that wasn't my goal when I began posting photos of those dang caps. I definitely got lucky with those but an even more fortuitous event happened recently and this 2005 Houston Astros cap is the first installment of this haul's showcase. Enjoy!



So here's the spiel on this come-up: after I scored the Houston Astros affiliates caps I found a lot posted for sale on eBay I couldn't stay away from. The listing was for "over 40 baseball caps" and while the seller only shared a handful of photos, the headline was intriguing: "MLB and MILB Major League and Minor League Official Fitted Baseball Caps"

The description stated "they were each purchased at the stadium of the team" so I asked for more photos to help make my decision. The seller replied that "there are just too many to post pictures of them all" which would norm…

1991-94 Osceola Astros Cap

As I mentioned last week, it was hard for me to take a break from the "Houston Astros Minor League Cap Extravaganza" but now that I've secured this Osceola Astros cap as the latest installment in the series, I also need to share a valuable piece of knowledge regarding Florida's geography that you might not know: there is not a city in Florida named Osceola.

From 1985-2016, the Houston Astros made their Spring Training home at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida. It's now home field to the Florida Fire Frogs of the Florida State League and from 1985-1994, it was home to the Osceola Astros (who later became the Kissimmee Cobras) as well as various Gulf Coast League affiliates over the years.















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