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1995-96 Kissimmee Cobras

I have been so hyper-focused on trying to achieve so many firsts with recent posts in celebration of this blog's tenth anniversary that I think I've lost touch with what drew me into cap collecting in the very beginning which is fitted MILB caps from the mid-1990's.

It's been fun showing off some of my vintage MILB snapbacks and the newer gems which are mostly from Copa de la Diversion but for me minor league caps peaked in the 90's and this week's Kissimmee Cobras cap is a shining example of that. Its also the perfect cap to feature on World Snake Day which as it happens is today, July 16!

I admittedly was not the biggest fan of this cap when it debuted in 1995 but maybe that's because it felt a little too reminiscent of The Karate Kid for me. Over the years though, I've realized the snake wrapping its tail around the baseball is a total power move that other limbless animal logos can only try to emulate 

The sweatband tags here are of the 1994-96 variety but since the Cobras were not officially a team until 1995, I'd say this cap was worn that season or perhaps 1996 at the latest

A little tealism on the batterman is very 90's and very appreciated!

This week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection has been on my Wish List for a very long time but unfortunately is a bit small for my head so it’s going on the Trading Block! If you are a 7 1/4, please don't hesitate to reach out to propose a trade for this (or any other cap from that list) if you have something you think I might like. Bonus points if it's something from my Wish List!

For what it's worth, I recognize that this cap is on my Wish List however I have been temporarily satiated with Hat Club's retro. Their faithful releases have been a savior to me and probably most of you folks as well. It's clear these vintage logos do not sell as hotly as their more exuberant offerings but all the same I hope they ramp up their production on those again soon!

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