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1988-92 Buffalo Bisons (Team Store Retro)

The luck in my Buffalove well seems to have run dry but even though the Bills won't be in the Super Bowl, nothing is going to stand in the way of the Buffalo posts that I had planned for the rest of the playoffs. For this week, that means a showcase of the Buffalo Bisons team store's retro production of the cap I featured last week, which in case you needed a reminder,  is the design the team wore from 1988-92. The "B" here is a lot more beefed up than what we saw on the vintage cap last week but for some reason I'm not beefing ! Nothing much to report on here, but in case you were wondering the unseen portion of the New Era tag states that the cap was Made in China. Sad! It's a nice touch when the retro caps feature the grey underbrim as it gives the whole thing a more vintage feel all around.  In the captions earlier I mentioned that I wasn't bothered about this cap's logo not being 1:1 with the vintage version that I own and frankly, I think that is

1988-92 Buffalo Bisons - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

I hope y'all had fun these past few weeks with the NFL hats but unfortunately, my well of Buffalo Bills caps has run dry. Rushing out to buy more caps for this week's Fresh Fitted Friday isn't an option which means it's the perfect time to dig into my reserves for a vintage Buffalo Bisons cap that I estimate to have been worn between 1988 and 1992. The period during which this cap logo was worn represents a generally happy time for all three of Buffalo's main sports clubs but especially for the city's football team as the Bills' 12-4 record was good enough to put them at the top of their division for the first time in almost a decade.   Approximating years to sweatband tags on caps this old can be a chore but thanks to the handy reference by Paul Carr on The Ballcap Blog , it's a cinch. From there I was able to confirm this particular New Era tag and the "LOT/PRICE" size tag were used in 1988 and 1989! The mesh on this cap is unbelievably fres

Pre-1974 Buffalo Bills - Mitchell & Ness Retro

We're halfway through the first month of 2021 and I'm still feeling good about about this year so far. Last week's  Buffalo Bills  hat didn't bring any misfortune upon their Wild Card matchup against the Colts and I'm hoping to keep the mojo alive with another Bills cap this week. In last week's post, I offered my take on the long-established maxim “out with the old, in with the new” in regards to the inspiration behind my selection of the first hats of the year and this early-era Buffalo retro from Mitchell & Ness fits the bill (I'm sorry) perfectly. That bison might not look speedy but it travels further in the wayback machine than last week's cap as this logo design was retired after the 1973 season. The "new" component of the expression  “out with the old, in with the new”  lies in the fact that I've never once written about a Mitchell & Ness cap on this blog before now so here's to another first, folks! Like last week'

2016 Buffalo Bills "Sideline" Cap

Welcome to the second consecutive Fresh Fitted Friday of the new year, folks! For those counting at home, today's entry makes me 2-for-2 for posts in 2021 which, in my opinion, is quite the way to start off the year. Last week's post was a bit subdued so I hope your tolerance for braggadocio is high because I've got some big news to boast about: this here blog will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this coming August! A decade is a long time to be consistently doing the same thing. I suppose the blog's longevity can be attributed to a few different components with the first being that I own an absurd amount of hats. More importantly, I enjoy writing about them and I'm glad to have this fun hobby on top of a hobby that's already loads of fun for me. While thinking about this milestone a bit this week, I revisited all of my posts going back to the beginning and noticed that I’d never once written about an NFL team's hat. To be fair, that isn't surprisin

1880 Tombstone Tigers (Ebbets Field Flannels Retro)

"Death to 2020" is a battle cry I expect to hear for years to come so I suppose it's only fitting to chose this 1880 Tombstone Tigers retro cap as the one to bury the most miserable year that anyone would ever care to remember. In lieu of doing up a typical end-of-year sendup, I'll simply offer a reminder that each of you readers out there is in control of your destiny in this coming year and that I'm looking forward to sharing some insightful posts with y'all just as soon as we put the terrible monster known as "2020" to bed! Nevertheless, if  any of y'all were so inclined to research the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the the town's significance to the baseball team therein, I'll kindly leave it to you now! One last note: I've never made a secret of my affinity for Ebbets Field Flannels over the years so I take great pride in saying on the first day of this near year that I sincerely hope they continue to produce a steady stream of