Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Brooklyn Dodger Caps

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Originally posted by BornthedaythebumswontheWS View Post
    I completely agree. What do you think of that New Era '55 World Series commemorative cap, with the round logo on it (in which is the Brooklyn cap itself)? Is that logo accurate? Did they actually *have* an official WS commemorative logo?
    That cap, I, personally, wouldn't buy. I TRY to be authentic in that I wear Brooklyn stuff that the players wore. Those "logos", etc. I might wear on a tee shirt with shorts to a BBQ.
    you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
    http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

    Comment


    • Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
      That cap, I, personally, wouldn't buy. I TRY to be authentic in that I wear Brooklyn stuff that the players wore. Those "logos", etc. I might wear on a tee shirt with shorts to a BBQ.
      I know what you mean. I have that "purist" streak, too. Hey, when you're talking about baseball's--nay, all of sports'--quintessential team (the Brooklyn Dodgers), you *cannot* skimp!
      Last edited by BornthedaythebumswontheWS; 12-12-2008, 05:47 PM.

      Comment


      • So what year did they switch from the older style B:

        http://highbridnation.com/wordpress/...eball_tout.jpg

        To the B that is more commonly seen?

        http://www.freewebs.com/iaan/jackie%20robinson.jpg

        Comment


        • Hello Jove23: It's really hard to tell anything concrete regarding the Brooklyn "B" and how it changed over the years. If you study the pictures in each Dodger yearbook, you'll find variances. MLB teams also sold an envelope of portrait pictures of the home team players at the ballpark. I own more than a few of these and can honestly say, the "B" was not consistent. It changed ever so slightly almost summer to summer. The biggest change was '55 and '56 when the diamond cutout disappeared (only to reappear in their final season of 1957).
          you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
          http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

          Comment


          • Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
            This is my Roman Pro cap from years ago. The blue color has faded to purplish, but the "B" is good:
            That's still not a 1940s "B". No reproduction caps I've seen get the 1940s "B" just right. I think the Cooperstown Ballcap Co. cap is best, but they don't get the 1940s "B" exactly right either.


            "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

            Comment


            • I think this is a fairly good picture of the B:

              http://images.google.com/hosted/life...dbc58edc2a8d68

              How hard would it be to make an exact reproduction of that?!?! I mean come on....

              Comment


              • Since dressen is wearing it, I'd say it's a good picture. the round circles inside the B, still different from the 40's, but an absolute buy if I ran across it.

                Comment


                • Originally posted by dodger dynamo View Post
                  Since dressen is wearing it, I'd say it's a good picture. the round circles inside the B, still different from the 40's, but an absolute buy if I ran across it.
                  I agree with you John. If I ran across Dressen's cap (from that photo) I would snap up as many as I could.
                  you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
                  http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

                  Comment


                  • Alright ladies and gentlemen,

                    I have posed this particular conundrum to people who (I believe) are experts or close to experts on this particular topic.

                    Feel free to follow this thread:

                    http://thefedoralounge.com/showthrea...483#post696483

                    If you want to relay any information to the folks over there, feel free to ask me to pass it along to them.

                    Comment


                    • Here is my Dodgers hat made by American Needle, it is a little different then dressen's hat but I think it is close.
                      Attached Files
                      Lets support Gil Hodges for The Hall of Fame, a true Hall of Famer.

                      Comment


                      • If you stare at Dressen's "B", you will see a number.......38....check it out. BTW, Kramer, I have that very cap you posted. I wear it often, but it's not even close to being "real"................
                        you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
                        http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

                        Comment


                        • on Dressens cap, the right side of the stitching closest to the cut out (the part that has the tails and middle back end point) goes straight down and doesn't interfere or encroach on the circles. the tails also seem less arched and not as long. also In dressens cap the circles inside the B are true circles.
                          The thing is it's probably easier or costs just as much to do it right versus doing it wrong and even if it's a little more expensive, they'd sell so many more they'd wonder why they didn't do it right in the first place. You could do one like Dressens, one without the cut out and one like the 57 cap.
                          Yes, I'd like to have two or three of each!
                          Last edited by dodger dynamo; 12-15-2008, 06:51 PM.

                          Comment


                          • Here's Dressen's B up close, also notice the top of the tail, it seems to curve then almost straighten out and doesn't go beyond the top of the top circle, while the bottom tail sits higher than the bottom of the B circle, (could be that it's just pitched to the right some on Dressens head) yet it too seems to straighten out (less noticeably though) on the bottom side, Neither finishes in a sharp point. The top tail is thicker. The bottom one also seems to trail out a little more (an optical illusion?) why can't the manufacturers look at this and get it right?. Also unlike the 40's caps I can now see some straightening on the left sides of the inner circles.
                            Attached Files
                            Last edited by dodger dynamo; 12-15-2008, 01:34 AM.

                            Comment


                            • DodgerDynamo: John....did you say Dressen's head comes to a sharp point? lol
                              you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
                              http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

                              Comment


                              • This is the 1923 American Needle Ol' Boy cap. The "B" looks pretty good here... More Dazzy Vance and Wilbert Robinson than Carl Furillo, though.
                                Attached Files


                                "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

                                Comment

                                Ad Widget

                                Collapse
                                Working...
                                X