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1963 Baltimore Orioles hat - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

As a reader of this blog you'll know that in anticipation of spending Thanksgiving in Baltimore, I've spent the last few weeks writing about Orioles-themed hats and I'm happy to say that the peak of Maryland-fest is this 1963 Orioles cap.

Unless you are a hardcore O's fan, you'd never know that the Orioles ever wore a hat without a bird on it but they did wear this particular logo for just one season in 1963. 

It's a known fact that any given year's baseball card set usually uses photos taken the previous season so after hunting down cards from the 1964 set to find images of this cap, I found that most of the cards featured players wearing caps with the "Lead-off Bird" instead of the "Orange B" logo. 

The "Orange B" logo must not have been as much of a fan favorite as "Lead-off Bird" so I'm guessing the Orioles ended up reverting back to the older logo for most of the 1963 season but that might have just been the case on the day of the photo shoot for this 1964 set. 

I can't remember if or when I've featured a cap with a leather sweatband and I'm also not sure if this cap a retro or if it is actually deadstock from 1963 but the New Era tag is more bare bones than any of my caps from the 1980's.

If anyone out there has this cap or one with similar sweatband tags, I'd love to hear about the year it's from so that I can properly assign a year to this gem! 

I hope you enjoyed this most epic peak of Maryland-fest and I'm hoping next week will have more Maryland-themed fun in store so you'll have to come back to find out!

This cap isn't for sale or trade however don't hesitate to reach out 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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