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1999-2001 Williamsport Crosscutters cap

For this week's edition of Fresh Fitted Friday, I figured I'd take a break from writing about caps from The Great eBay Haul that are too small for me to wear. Instead, I'm featuring a Williamsport Crosscutters snapback that I'm unlikely to wear simply because it's already falling apart and I haven't even worn it yet but to be fair, the sweatband is in good shape.

The "crosscut saw" portion of this logo resembles fraying wool which plays well into the rugged lumberjack design aspect. According to Paul Caputo's article, Logging On: The Story Behind the Williamsport Crosscutters, the logo used until 2007 was hastily designed by a "local artist" when the team's affiliation switched from the Cubs to the Pirates in 1999.

That artist was surely inspired by the other logos of hirsute bat wielders such as the Clinton LumberKings,  Butte Copper Kings and Stockton Ports. This Crosscutters logo also bears an uncanny resemblance to last week's West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx cap logo which is ironic because Plan B (now Brandiose) were at the helm of Williamsport's revamp in 2008.

Discerning this cap's age is easy despite the fact that caps for Short-Season Single-A teams haven't always been updated at the same pace as their higher-level counterparts. That said, the earliest possible year for this cap is 1999 and looking at the sweatband tags and the blank satin taping inside the crown, it couldn't have been made after 2002.

I've decide I'll be putting this cap 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'll showcase another cap from The Great eBay Haul next week so I hope you come back then. As always, feel free to reach out via any of the following social sites:

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