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1996 Erie Sea Wolves (Carolina Blue Snapback)

The past two posts since returning from my mini-break have been proper Fresh Fitted Friday entries however this week I'm switching it up with an Erie Sea Wolves snapback in honor of National Dog Day which is today, August 26.

Erie sported this Carolina Blue look on their caps from their inaugural season in 1996 through 1998 however the next photo will support my argument that this cap is most likely from their first season.

The lack of New Era flag branding on this cap supports my conclusion that it's probably from 1996 since the flag logo came about the following year. And judging by the condition of the sweatband on this cap, I don't think anyone has washed it since 1996 either.

I obtained this cap in a big haul a few years ago in order to scoop up an Appleton Foxes cap and while that was a worthwhile purchase, I haven't even worn that cap nor this one because the sweatband situation is so dire.

I mentioned earlier that today is National Dog Day and while a Sea Wolf is barely adjacent enough to qualify for the holiday, this cap gets the nod this year because the holiday falls on a Friday and I don't have another dog-related cap in my collection that I haven't already written about. I also have no idea when else I'd write about this cap so there you have it! 

This week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection features a classic logo that I should love but it should probably go on the Trading Block as I'm not interested in cleaning off that sweatband. Please do not hesitate reach out to propose a trade for this (or any other cap from that list) if you have something you think I might like. Bonus points if it's something from my Wish List!

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