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2008 Tri-City ValleyCats

This week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection is another New York-Penn League classic: a Tri-City ValleyCats cap which I surmise is from 2008 based on the sweatband tags that will be discussed below.

The ValleyCats have remained faithful to this exact cap logo ever since the the team's inaugural season in 2002.

Very interesting to see the "Blue Box" style New Era and size tags considering those tags stopped being used when the MILB teams switched to the polyester caps. The MILB tags are the older style as well.

Bred batterman tag here looks nice here and just so you know, the satin taping inside the crown features the "originators of the true fitted cap".

If I had to choose one word to describe this team, it would be "consistency" as the ValleyCats have worn this same cap logo and maintained their affiliation to the Houston Astros ever since 2002 which was when the team began playing in Troy, NY. 

I'm putting this one on the Trading Block but I doubt it will be desirable to most collectors other than Made In U.S.A. junkies however don't hesitate to reach out if you want this or any other cap from that list and you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.

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