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1999-2000 New Haven Ravens Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

This week's selection from The Great eBay Haul features not only another defunct Connecticut minor league team but it also follows the theme of caps that are too dang small for my noggin. I still had to at least try on this size 7 1/8 New Haven Ravens cap for nostalgia sake as one of my first MILB caps as a youngster was a Ravens hat. It might have actually been the same size as this one!

Before they ever played a game, I probably bought (aka my mom bought) that Ravens cap assuming they were a Marlins affiliate (rather than Rockies) because of the black and teal colorway. I don't know if I've told you this before but my Bar Mitzvah colors were teal and purple because like most people in the early 1990's, I had an acute case of Tealism.

This cap's crown has a New Era flag so the earliest it can be from is 1999 and because the Ravens made some minor adjustments to their cap logo in 2001, this one is either from 1999 or 2000. The satin taping and sweatband are nearly identical to this 1999 Shreveport Captains cap that I've featured here before so I'd say that's a fair estimate.

Even though the Ravens began as a farm club for the Rockies, they were affiliated with the Seattle Mariners for the 1999 and 2000 seasons, which is a good fit because of the Tealism connection. Lookout Landing, which is a Mariners blog on SB Nation that I've linked to in the past has a great little article about those years that I recommend you check it out. 

I just want to say if you've got to own this week's gently used cap (size 7 1/8) - or any previously featured caps from the haul - and you have an interesting-ish and fresh-ish fitted cap sized 7 3/8 to 7 5/8 to trade, please reach out with an offer. And if it's not a fitted, a certain snapback might work too! 

Because this cap is a bit too small for me, it's going on the Trading Block as I'm hoping someone out there is looking for an old school classic such as this one and is willing to part with one of the caps on my Wish List.

I haven't decided if next week's post will be another cap from The Great eBay Haul or if it will be something All Star Game related but I hope you come back either way. As always, feel free to reach out via any of the following social sites:

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