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Prince William Cannons - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

MLB’s 2018 season is just a month in however it didn’t truly begin for me until I got to attend my first game of the year this past Wednesday. I’m thankful that technology allows me to watch multiple games in split screen mode on my TV but it can’t compare to the sensation I felt when I made my maiden voyage through the turnstiles at Yankee Stadium.

I was fortunate to enjoy the game among the company of three friends who are all hardcore baseball fans and each attending their first game of the season as well. Of course, it was lots of fun and the cherry on top was that I christened a retro Prince William Yankees cap!

This custom retro cap of the cap worn by the former Yankees Carolina League affiliate was spearheaded by a friend of mine with whom I jaws about hats a lot on Twitter (@TerryT804) and Instagram (@djtdawg)

Like the OG cap, this one has a green underbrim but features a black sweatband and but the cap is made of the more modern polyester material, which I prefer as it’s less prone to shrinkage.
The cap stays true to the OG by not having the MILB batterman logo and although it does have the New Era flag, that’s an easier aftermarket fix than trying to remove the batterman.

Here is Bernie Williams wearing the Prince William hat because firstly, Bernie is awesome and second, his last name is Williams meaning his nickname should have been Prince Williams.

I also needed to have an image of a smiling Bam Bam wearing the hat. As a San Francisco Giants fan, I hope we start winning games so he can enjoy his first season as bench coach.

Royal Clayton spent most of his career in the Yankees farm system but also has a Giants connection as he spent a season in Phoenix and his younger brother Royce played five years in San Francisco.

As much as I strive to find vintage official on-field caps to write about here, some are so rare I’ve given up on finding them. I’ve begged the main hat producers to retro some of my most chased caps but my pleas are usually not heard. Then sometimes, when I think my prayers have been answered, the logo size is inaccurate or the colorways are all wrong.

I hope this cap gets the retro treatment once again, either from my social media buddy or a respectable producer such as Hat Club or eCapcity but definitely not Lids. Their recent MiLB Retro Classics series has been a huge disappointment which is a real shame because their collaboration with Ebbets Field Flannels last summer was excellent.

The average baseball fan probably wouldn’t notice all of the miscues in this Lids run, let alone be offended by them as I was, but I’ve got an obsession when it comes to documenting discrepancy in details, hence the existence of this site.

I should be happy for a chance to own an Edmonton Trappers cap but Lids inexplicably made it with a blue brim instead of red. The same goes for the Denver Bears hat, plus that logo is way thicker than its OG counterpart. The most glaring gaff is how jacked up the logo is on the 1993-style Portland Beavers cap, plus its brim should be red and not navy.

In short, I hold Lids to a higher standard because they are getting paid to do the job right. It baffles me that they they struggled to deliver while my friend who doesn’t design caps for a living fared better all while ponying up his own dollars just to make a something he’s always wanted. All I hope is that they do some research if they make any more retro caps.

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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