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1995-96 Binghamton Mets Snapback

I've got plenty of caps left to write about featuring the letter "B" in the logo however I'm looking to wind down this current theme so that I can move onto other subject matters that I've been meaning to cover.

Until then though, I must fall back on one of my favorite parlor tricks which is featuring yet another obsolete team identity from the mid-1990's! This week's Binghamton Mets snapback is one I estimate to be from 1995-96.

Binghamton sported this exact logo design from 1995 all up until 2017 which was the year they rebranded as the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, which is the team's name currently. I have no idea how the bee in the logo is connected to the city however the reason for the team's new name stems from Binghamton being known as "The Carousel Capital of the World".

The lack of New Era flag branding on the sweatband tags hints this is a pre-1997 cap. Because this logo only first appeared in 1995, I'd say this cap is from that year or 1996 at the latest. Also, apologies for how dusted up this thing is. I wish I could say it came from me wearing the cap for many years however I got it as part of a package deal, which coincidentally included the Bangor Blue Ox cap which I posted a few weeks ago.

The Mets-themed MILB batterman is well appreciated here because as I've mentioned a few times before, I grew up in Norfolk which served host to the Mets Triple-A affiliate for almost 40 years. Keeping up to date with happenings in Binghamton was like getting a sneak preview of the next season in Norfolk because the players at the Double-A level would be Tides of the future.

Earlier I referenced my affinity for turning to trusty parlor tricks and now it's time for another favorite of mine which is finding a way to tie in this week's cap with a previously mentioned red herring! In this case, I'm matching up the word "parlor" with Binghamton because the city has been frequently known as "The Parlor City" since all the way back in the mid-nineteenth century!

In doing some cursory research on that particular moniker, I learned it came about because there were many lavish homes in Binghamton during that time. Sadly, the city's fortune has not been as great in recent years however no one can completely predict the future so who's to say Binghamton isn't due for a change in luck?

I've deemed this week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection fine to be featured 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 have an interesting trade offer such as one of the hats on my Wish List or even just something you think might be interesting to me!

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