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DJ3K New Era Cap

This special edition New Era cap was first sold on July 9, 2011 at Yankee Stadium, the day Derek Jeter ticked his 3,000th career hit. I picked up two caps from the stadium and both feature the commemorative patch as an embroidery, however one is on the wearer's left side and the other is on the wearer's right side. 

The ride side patch seems to be more common at the stadium but the well is drying up so if you haven't purchased a cap yet, now might be a good time to think about doing so! I did purchase some caps from and those caps feature the felt-style patches that are common on the All-Star Game and World Series caps.

The patch is glued-on the wearer's left side and incidentally, these caps are not available for purchase at Yankee Stadium. The conclusion that I have to draw from this is that the New York Yankees must have ordered the caps from New Era in advance enough to be able to sell them at the stadium the day Jeter broke the record however the felt-style caps were not available at Lids stores or online until a week later.

This cap holds some sentimental value to me so it isn't for sale or trade however don't hesitate to reach out if if there's something you like on the Trading Block and you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.

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