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  • #2
    Louisville?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by TonyK View Post
      Louisville?
      That's what I was going to say, assuming it's a (one-time) major-league cap. The Louisville Colonels did indeed wear a red-and-white color scheme.

      If it's not a major-league cap, I'll guess Lancaster Red Roses.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chewties View Post


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        Wikipedia shows a different style logo on the L on the Cap for the Colonels. There also was the Louisville Grays in 1876 and 1877.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by spark240 View Post
          That's what I was going to say, assuming it's a (one-time) major-league cap. The Louisville Colonels did indeed wear a red-and-white color scheme.

          If it's not a major-league cap, I'll guess Lancaster Red Roses.
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          • #6
            What?

            This cap might not belong to either Louisville or Lancaster, but the fact that it doesn't appear in Wikipedia doesn't give us any information one way or the other. I just checked the Wikipedia page for the Braves, and several fairly well-known past logos of the Braves don't appear.
            Last edited by Pere; 05-19-2008, 09:03 PM.

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            • #7
              The "L" is much too plain for 1870s major leagues.

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              • #8
                Who knows when caps started having ventilation holes?
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                • #9
                  New Era Cap Company wasn't founded until 1920. This may be a minor league cap?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buzzaldrin View Post
                    Who knows when caps started having ventilation holes?
                    Originally posted by TonyK View Post
                    New Era Cap Company wasn't founded until 1920. This may be a minor league cap?
                    I guess I was answering with the idea that it was a "replica" of some sort.

                    But yes, if this is an original, it wouldn't be in the 19th Century.
                    Last edited by Pere; 05-20-2008, 05:32 PM.

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                    • #11
                      I am skeptical of its even being a replica (or at least an accurate one) of anything 19th century. The shape of the bill is modern. The ventilation holes have already been noted. We can at the machine stitching, especially on the bill. I do not claim expertise on 19th century baseball cap designs, but I have seen my share of contemporary pictures and this simply doesn't say "19th century" to me.

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                      • #12
                        Ok, I cheated. I e-mailed New Era Cap. And this is the conversation:
                        Tony,

                        The closest match to a minor league team is the Louisville Colonels, early 1940s, but definitely 1941.

                        The Negro League New York Lincoln Giants wore something similar back in the late 1920s, but the ‘L’ was not plain block but more of a fancy block letter.

                        Of course, it could also be a high school/college cap, too. We’d really need to know the location of your friend obtained the hat or if who he got played for a certain team/league.

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                        From: Anthony [mailto:**********@yahoo.com]
                        Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 9:59 AM
                        To: Web Service
                        Subject: Question about a hat

                        Hello,
                        I have attached a photo of a hat that a few online buddies of mine are curious about. It is red in color with the letter L on the front. The inside label says "New Era". Do you know which team that this is?
                        Thank you so much,
                        Tony
                        Now all we need to know is... where exactly did you get this hat? Was it given to you? Did you purchase it? Let me know, and I will call Brian myself and tell him. Because now you guys got me curious.
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                        • #13
                          I'm surprised there's any fuss about this cap. There is nothing that tells that this is a minor league cap. It could be a youth league or high school cap for all we know. As late as the early 70s New Era produced caps like this. The image appears to show 6 rows of visor stitching. That signifies a lower quality cap, as 8 rows of stitching on the visor translates to the use of a better visor board. Check your latest MLB Onfield cap, it has 8 rows of stitching. Another attribute that is misleading is the felt lettering. New Era stopped using felt lettering in the 80s or early 90s when swiss embroidery became so popular and the lettering style of choice.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nashvol View Post
                            I'm surprised there's any fuss about this cap. There is nothing that tells that this is a minor league cap. It could be a youth league or high school cap for all we know. As late as the early 70s New Era produced caps like this. The image appears to show 6 rows of visor stitching. That signifies a lower quality cap, as 8 rows of stitching on the visor translates to the use of a better visor board. Check your latest MLB Onfield cap, it has 8 rows of stitching. Another attribute that is misleading is the felt lettering. New Era stopped using felt lettering in the 80s or early 90s when swiss embroidery became so popular and the lettering style of choice.
                            That's actually what I was thinking. Little league, probably.
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                            • #15
                              Regardless what league it is. Wouldn't New Era still know?
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