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Pre-2004 Everett AquaSox - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!

I hope everyone appreciated the temporary break from vintage caps over the last few weeks but I have to give you fair warning: this week's Everett AquaSox cap has plenty of aging on it as I have good reasons to believe this particular one was produced before 2004.

Just looking at the logo is of no help in estimating this cap's age since the primary design has not been altered since the team's inception back in 1995, which of course was prime-time for tealism which we see prominently on the brim and cap button.

The sweatband tags and satin taping on the inside are definitely from no year earlier than 2002 but I'd say this hat is either from that year or 2003, which was the last year this MILB tag appeared on most caps.

I like the teal and poison-green on the MILB batterman here. Definitely spices things up!

As you're well aware, I'm a huge fan of backstories when it comes to MILB teams and Everett is no exception. I've previously featured the AquaSox road cap as well as several Everett Giants hats but it wasn't until today that I came upon its definitive origin story at Soggy Froggy, Man: The Story Behind the Everett AquaSox 

Until reading that article, I never quite appreciated the psychedelic component to the AquaSox logo and although I think it could potentially use a refresh of some kind, I'd be remiss if the updated logo stripped away any of the charm that the original held.

Another interesting thing I learned today is that Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his first professional home run on June 17, 1987 at Everett Memorial Stadium––which is now known as Funko Field––and has been the AquaSox home stadium for the entirety of the team's existence. 

I couldn't resist closing out this week's post with some fun facts about June 17, 1987. The first one that comes to mind is that date was my younger sister's fourth birthday so I'm sure that was a fun day at our home, even if it consisted mostly of Cabbage Patch Dolls and Care Bears. That date also happens to be rapper Kendrick Lamar's birthday. 
This week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection is not going on the Trading Block however please don't 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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