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1988-92 Colorado Springs SkySox

Seeing as how this is the last missive of the year, it only seems right to expect a blow-out post although I fear only I will see it as such. Then again, I'm the one writing this dang blog every week so cut me some slack, Jack!

I often refer to my baseball fandom reaching its fever pitch in the late 1980's and early 1990's but just in case you need a reminder, some of the hat logos that are specific to that era are my all-time favorites as is the case with this week's Colorado Springs Sky Sox cap.

The interlocking "C" and "S" on this cap are something that I will always associate with Colorado Springs although it would be foolish to assume it hasn't been used elsewhere beforehand. The one instance that jumps to mind as a possibility is with the USC Trojans.

The tags here are fairly straightfoward considering this cap could be from anywhere between 1988 and 1992. The only reason I'd say it's from the later side is because the MILB tag as seen below:

This cap gets even more respect from me because Steve Swisher managed the club in 1988 before joining the NY Mets organization the following season. He always will hold a fond place in my memory as he was the skipper for my hometown team, the Tidewater Tides in 1991.

Colorado Springs only trails Denver in terms of Colorado's population ranking however I find it's just the right size in terms of sustaining a minor league team although recent talk of slashing the number of teams and leagues should be seen as a potential risk.

Something that might give Colorado Springs reason to worry is that 2019 was the first year since 1988 that the city hosted a Single-A team rather than one from a Triple-A league. Hopefully that consistent stretch of baseball motivates the town enough to avoid having to relive 1959 through 1987, years in which there was no professional baseball played there.

Having said all this, I have faith that Colorado Springs is capable of holding on to its current Single-A team but that it could potentially field a Double-A club or perhaps even a Triple-A affiliate again some day.

This cap is not going on the Trading Block however please do not hesitate to reach out if you want 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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