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1999-2001 Birmingham Barons Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

I'd love to continue celebrating the Southern League, but it seems that after writing about five of the ten current teams, I've run out of caps to write about! Because of this, I've decided to share some images of a more recent—but still vintage—Birmingham Barons cap than the 1993-94 Barons cap that I wrote about almost two years ago.

The Barons have sported an Old English "B" as their cap logo in every image I can find going back to 1981, which is when the Montgomery Rebels franchise was moved to Birmingham to become the Barons.
The tags here are the classic 1999-2001 configuration featuring "The Nations Highest Quality Fitted Cap" text along the satin taping and of course, back during those years that statement was true. Nowadays, New Era caps aren't so much the best thing ever but I digress.

Nothing but respect for the silver and black batterman here.

Sometimes I wonder if the Barons logo is as ubiquitous as I believe it to be. Of course, the fact that Michael Jordan wore this ballcap should be the first thing someone thinks of when they see this week's hat. Despite this fact, I still get the occasional "Boston Sucks" comment from uneducated baseball fans here in New York City. 

The most recent one was from a guy in a Yankees jersey with Aaron Judge's last name and number on the back. I found that to be especially ironic because not only should no self-respecting Yankees fan ever wear a jersey with a player's name on the back but it also proves he knows nothing of classic teams outside of New York.

Ok, great. Now I'm heated and for the second week in a row, I'm ending things on a surly note. I guess this means you'll just have to come back next week to see what kind of mood I'll have in store for you then!

This week's cap is a size 7 1/4 which means it will be going on the Trading Block so please 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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