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1988 Greensboro Hornets (Roman Pro Cap Co.)

I took last week off but I'm going to kindly ask you count this week's 1988 Roman Pro Cap Co. Greensboro Hornets post as a March entry because it definitely falls in line with the trend of all the ones from that month featuring some green. It also counts as a Wingure cap…barely.

Even though it doesn't show a winged creature doing baseball stuff, I've decided the team name being "Hornets" is enough to consider this a "Wingure" cap. 

So much green!!!!

There's definitely some "fresh mesh" stuff happening here which makes this a perfect option for the warmer months ahead. 

I briefly discussed my desire for a retro release of this cap logo in my Greensboro Grasshoppers post from 2018 and while I'm bummed that never came to fruition for me, I'm absolutely thrilled to have a vintage version. It wouldn't hurt to have a retro release also though, as I'd love to keep this snapback on ice so that it continues to stay fresh for years to come.

To be fair, Hat Club did retro the 1980 version I referenced in that Grasshoppers post but it sold out before I could order it which I won't allow to happen if they ever put it out again. Their success with the recent back-to-back Batavia Clippers releases is proof hat nerds are not simply satiated by one retro cap from a defunct team—they need multiple versions!

I'm normally nit-picky when it comes to logo details in retros but I'd be willing to bite on whatever comes my way in this instance, especially considering Greensboro had some variance from their first year with the lowercase "G" logo in 1983 and the more stout version from 1988.

Ozzie Canseco's first professional assignment after being drafted by the New York Yankees in 1983 was in Greensboro. You'll also notice how effortlessly any Canseco pulls off the green and yellow as well as how the "G" is a little more elongated than what you see on this week's cap. 

Note how this week's cap logo matches up perfectly with this 1988 ProCards Ken Canseco (sic) card which shows Ozzie and Jose's brother demonstrating the proper fundamentals of laying down a bunt. I don't know why they spelled his last name that way though…

This week's Fresh Fitted Friday—er, snapback—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 or even just something you think might be interesting to me!

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