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1992-93 Bend Rockies - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

I had some trouble deciding which hat to write about this week, y'all. As much as I want to show off some of the newer caps in my collection, I've got all of these super rare vintage selections just begging to be flaunted. Also, I love themes so I couldn't turn down the chance to write about another Class A Short Season league for the seventh week in a row. 

The Bend Rockies played in the Pacific Northwest League from 1992-94. The inaugural team was mostly comprised of selections from the 1992 draft while its parent team would not play a game until the following year.

Even though it's possible this cap is from 1994, I highly doubt it considering the tags are of the pre-1992 variety. 
The lack of the MILB batterman here seals the deal; this cap is either from 1992 or 1993 as the batterman did not appear until 1994.

Ideally, I'd like to believe that this cap is from the 1992 season as it would be the first time in the blog's history that I've written about a minor league team whose parent club had yet to play a game itself! As iconic as this cap is, a part of me wishes the team was known as the Bend Cascades and incorporated an illustration of the Cascade Mountains in the logo.

Of course, there was an obvious benefit to associating with the hype surrounding the expansion team in Denver but connecting the team's identity to their own state's majestic mountain range is a concept they could have maintained when it relocated to Portland in 1995. If anyone out there ever designs a "What If?" cap, please let me be the first to know!

Well, I hope you had fun reading about this super rare and special cap. 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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