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1979 Spokane Indians Retro (Ebbets Field Flannels) - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Welcome back to another fun week on the Quarantine Road Trip which is basically just me going "back-to-back" with showcasing Ebbets Field Flannels retro cap and this week's Spokane Indians cap is a replica of the style the team wore in 1979. That is actually pretty significant to me as that was the year I was born. Ain't that swell?


This cap combines the "Taco Bell" aesthetic employed by the San Diego Padres in the 1970's along with the blue and yellow of Spokane's parent team at the time which was the Seattle Mariners. In my mind, to call this anything but the "Long John Silver's" style would be criminal.

Besides death and taxes, the one sure thing in life is that if you order from Ebbets Field Flannels, you're going to get a top-quality cap that was Made in America and is built to last.

As I've mentioned before, I'm not crazy about the satin underbrim on caps that are based on ones from the 1970's and 1980's but the one cool thing about them is once you wear a cap in, the satin has this cool matte effect so I'm going to stop complaining now!

I chose this card of Greg Biercevicz for two reasons. The first is he has "bier" in his last name. That's cool. The second is he's wearing a jacket featuring that cursed upside down trident the Mariner's loved so much at the time.

There's only one right way to close out this week's blog and it's with this card featuring Orlando Mercado wearing the cap style that inspired this week's retro. You might be wondering, why Orlando Mercado?
This card here is the reason. I have not mentioned him here before but Mercado was a member of the Tidewater Tides when I first started going to games at Met Park in the early 1990's and I remember he was generous with his time in signing autographs for little park rats such as myself.

This week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection is not going on the Trading Block however please don't hesitate to reach out if you want any other cap from that list and you are willing to part with any of the hatson my Wish List.

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