Last week's Fowlball post was a lot of fun to write and rising up from the flames of all that fun is another ornithologically tinged cap that also happens to be Arizona-related as well.
|This Phoenix Firebirds retro cap was part of a 2017 collection produced by Ebbets Field Flannels and sold by Lids.
|I love the crispness of the white sweatband and grey undervisor here and hope Ebbets' newly kindled partnership with Lids will bring back some of these classic designs from the 1990s.
It's difficult to faithfully reproduce logos from the 1990s however Ebbets has a solid hit rate in that regard even though they're better known for their more esoteric releases. I made a plea for Ebbets to retro the Peninsula Pilots cap and 1983 Portland Beavers in last week's Fowlball post and the quality on this Firebirds cap is what I'd like to see if either or both ever get made.
Perhaps Ebbets will fulfill these requests if I keep promoting the other caps from that collection like I did with my Charleston AlleyCats post a few years ago. And not to be greedy, but maybe they'll even answer another prayer of mine which is to have a retro of the 1992 Tidewater Tides cap that is also near and dear to me.
I hope you good folks enjoy checking out these older posts because I certainly get a lot out of revisiting them as well, especially ones from almost ten years as is the case with that Tides hat. I realized while flipping through other posts from back then that this Phoenix Firebirds post from October 2013 was the last time I featured that logo on the blog!
I'm often asked what my "favorite cap" is and one aspect of my lifelong love of baseball hats is that a lot of different ones have caught my eye over the years. Of course the Tides and Pilots rank up there because of the hometown connection however the Phoenix Firebirds cap is another logo that made a big impact on me as a young fanatic of the game.
To make it easier to keep track of posts where I discuss some of my most beloved logos I decided to add a label called "Favorites" to posts like I did this week. I'll try to go back to older entries and tag them with the label when applicable and I'll also need to make an effort to not wait another ten years until I decide to write about the Firebirds again!
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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