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.
|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 fresh to death. Enjoy!|
|After struggling to find a widely recognizable Bisons player wearing this week's cap, I settled on a 1988 card featuring Donald "The Butcher" Palmer, who served as the team's bat boy during the 1980's. Sadly, I must report that this Buffalo legend passed away in 2016. RIP Donnie!|
It wasn't my intention to end this post on a bummer but it also serves as a reminder of the ebb and flow nature of life. The health, happiness and successes we experience are all relative which is why it is so important to maintain perspective during the good times as well as the bad.
That being said, this week was a momentous one for the world and I hope some of these good vibes translate onto the gridiron for the Bills this Sunday. Buffalo is looking to win their first AFC championship since 1993 as they take on the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. It's not going to be an easy win, but then again nothing worth fighting for ever is!
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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