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1981-86 Seattle Mariners

The first thought that popped into my head as I sat down to write this week's post was, "Wow, am I really going to not write about a minor league cap for the third post in a row? If so, when was the last time I went back-to-back-to-back with MLB caps on this blog?"

I realize that question might not be of any real interest to anyone other than me (and perhaps a few other nerds) but just in case you are wondering what the answer is, I should probably just tell you now so that you won't leave this page to search through the archives.

Three years. Yeah, it's been exactly that long since I've tripled up on MLB caps here. Under normal circumstances, three years is not an extraordinarily long amount of time but if February 2020 feels like it was many, many years ago then 2017 truly does seem like a time long passed if you consider all of the insane world events since then.

I was reminded on my quest to find the answer to that query that it was my 2007 All-Star Game San Francisco Giants cap––which, I should note is always at the top of my list when I'm asked to rank my collection––that kicked off this trifecta. Also, that very post happened to be published a day before the 10th anniversary of the date which that All-Star Game was played.

In the interest of staying on topic with the "star" theme of that post as well as my two most recents, I dug deep into my trove to pull out the Seattle Mariners cap that the team wore from 1981-86 which was the time when I first learned about baseball as a youngling.

The Mariners were terrible when they wore this cap and lot of folks who claim to know about Greek mythology and/or nautical stuff say that's because an upside down trident is bad luck to which I reply, "OK, sure. That may be a thing but the logo looks cool and it's not hurting anyone but the team wearing it!"

I'm not the best at ascribing exact years on caps from the 1980's but I'd say this one is most likely from 1986 as the New Era sweatband tag very closely resembles the 1988 Mariners cap depicted at MLBCollectors.com rather than the versions shown from the early 1980's

I've got plenty of caps that are sans batterman but most of them are retros which makes this one just that much more special to me.

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 hats on my Wish List.

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