Thursday, July 31, 2008

Frostburg Demons Estate LA Custom Fitted

The Demons played in the Potomac League in 1916.

Logo is hand screened,cut and sewn felt.

Cap size 7 5/8

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

1919 Chicago Black Sox Estate LA Custom Fitted

Although many believe the Black Sox name to be related to the dark and corrupt nature of the conspiracy, the term Black Sox may have already existed before the fix was investigated. There is a (probably apocryphal) story that the name "Black Sox" was given because parsimonious owner Charles Comiskey refused to pay for the players' uniforms to be laundered, instead insisting that the players themselves pay for the cleaning. The players refused, and the subsequent series of games saw the White Sox play in progressively dirtier uniforms, as dust, sweat, and grime collected on the white, woolen uniforms until they took on a much darker shade.

Hand screened,cut and sewn mini pennant

Cap size 7 5/8

Lafayette Bulls Estate LA Custom Fitted

The Bulls played in the Evangeline League from 1948 to 1953.

Logo is hand screened, cut and sewn felt.

Cap size 7 1/2

San Diego Bears Estate LA Custom Fitted

The Bears played in the California League in 1913.

Logo is hand screened, cut and sewn felt.

Cap size 7 1/4

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New York Gorhams Custom Estate LA Custom Fitted

The New York Gorhams (also known as the New York Big Gorhams were a top eastern black team in the pre-league Negro Leagues era. They played in the League of Colored Baseball Clubs in 1887 under the management of Ben Butler. In 1889 the team played in the Middle States League as a representative of Easton, PA. Sol White was the club's second baseman. The Gorhams beat the Cuban Giants 2 games to 0 for the rights to claim being the top black team in the east. The Gorhams went 45-28 and finished third in the Middle States League; White hit .324. Frank Grant joined as the shortstop in 1891 and George Stovey came in to pitch. The club briefly represented Ansonia, CT in the Connecticut State League before the loop folded in June. Grant and White combined to hit 11 off 29 in CSL games. The Gorhams folded in 1892.

Cap size 7 3/8

Baltimore Orioles Hockey Custom Estate LA Fitted

Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1933 to 1953)

The league was founded in 1933 with seven teams as the Eastern Amateur Hockey League (EAHL). The league was founded by Thomas Lockhart, who served as its commissioner from 1933 to 1972. Lockhart, who operated a small intramural hockey league at New York City's Madison Square Garden, offered his teams—and the use of the MSG ice—in exchange for joining the league.

Three teams folded after the first season, and the league reorganized, electing

Frederick Rubien, secretary of the United States Olympic Association, as its new president.

Lockhart was a great promoter of the sport and equally great at finding trophies for the league. Initially, the league championship trophy was found by Lockhart in a pawn shop. The James J. Walker Trophy, was found in 1935 after being named and donated by New York City Mayor James J. Walker in 1926. Lockhart also collected the Hershey Cup, which was originally given to the Tri-State Hockey League by the Hershey candy company, and the Atlantic City Boardwalk Trophy, originally given to the winner of the 1932 AAU hockey tournament winner by Atlantic City resort managers and hotel owners. In the late 1930s, the league divided the year into three sections and awarded a trophy to the winner of each one. First teams would play for the Hershey Cup, then play a tournament for the Boardwalk Trophy, then go on to play another tournament for the Walker Cup.

There was no 1948-49 season, but the league returned for the 1949-50 season with eight teams. The league again did not operate during the 1953-54 season.

Baltimore won 3 championships 1939-40 - 1935-36 - 1933-34

Cap size 7 1/4

Providence Steamrollers Custom Estate LA Fitted

The Steamrollers were one of the original eleven NBA franchises (when the league was called the Basketball Association of America). The franchise posted an all-time record of 46-122 (.274) before folding after three seasons.

The Steamrollers still hold the dubious NBA record for least games won in a season with 6, in the 1947-48 season. (The team does not hold the record for lowest winning percentage – that distinction belongs to the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers.) Also during the 1947-48 season, the Steamrollers' Nat Hickey, at age 46, established a still-standing mark as the oldest player in NBA history.

Cap size 7 3/8

Los Angeles McCormicks Custom Estate LA Fitted

The six-team Southern California Trolley League only existed in 1910; disbanding on June 12. It was a class D circuit. All the teams were located in the greater Los Angeles area, which meant that teams could go from game to game by street-car, hence the league's name. Both the Los Angeles Maiers and Pasadena Silk Sox folded on May 3.

Look out for the other teams soon.

Cap size 7 3/8

Los Angeles Maiers Custom Estate LA Fitted

The six-team Southern California Trolley League only existed in 1910; disbanding on June 12. It was a class D circuit. All the teams were located in the greater Los Angeles area, which meant that teams could go from game to game by street-car, hence the league's name. Both the Los Angeles Maiers and Pasadena Silk Sox folded on May 3.

Cap size 7 1/4

Friday, July 18, 2008

Seattle Steelheads Custom Estate LA Fitted

The West Coast Negro Baseball League only operated for part of the 1946 season. Its objective was for teams composed of black ballplayers to play games in stadiums used by teams in the Pacific Coast League while their regular occupants were playing on the road. The league comprised six teams located in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA and San Diego, CA. It folded in July of its only year of operation.

Estate LA size 7 3/8

Los Angeles Buccaneers Custom Fitted

The Los Angeles Buccaneers were a traveling team in the National Football League during their one season 1926. Like the Los Angeles Wildcats of the first American Football League, the team never actually played a home game in Los Angeles, but rather was operated out of Chicago and primarily stocked with players from California colleges. The last game of the Buccaneers' existence was an exhibition game against the Wildcats in San Francisco, with the Buccaneers being shut out, 17-0, on January 23, 1927.

cap size 7 3/8

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pittsburgh Pirates Estate LA Custom

Front Logo hand cut and sewn felt of skull on Jolly Rogers Hat. Back logo vintage 70's Pirates cap patch.

Estate LA size 7 1/2

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Miami Marlins Estate LA Custom Fitted

The Florida Marlins are going to change their name to the Miami Marlins 2011 season. Two other baseball teams have used the nickname in two different leagues.

Current Marlins colorway on old Marlins Cap. Silver is 3M reflective fabric.

Estate LA fitted size: 7 5/8

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wave Camo NY Highlanders Estate LA Custom Fitted

On Mar. 12, 1903, The New York franchise is approved as a member of the American League. The team will play in a hastily constructed, all-wood park at 168th Street and Broadway. Because the site is one of the highest spots in Manhattan, the club will be known as the "Highlanders" and their home field "Hilltop Park."

This cap is customized with hand cut and sewn Wave Camo fabric designed by my homie, Logan Hicks on an Estate LA Fitted

Cap size: 7 3/8

Sunday, July 13, 2008

1970's Vintage Pete Rose Customized Estate LA Fitted

On July 14, 1970, in brand new Riverfront Stadium (opened just two weeks earlier), Rose was involved in one of the most famous plays in All-Star history. Leading off against California's Clyde Wright in the 12th inning, Rose reached first and went to second on a single by the Dodgers' Billy Grabarkewitz. The Cubs’ Jim Hickman then singled sharply to center. Amos Otis' throw went passed Ray Fosse Rose barreled over Indians catcher Ray Fosse to score the winning run. It has been written that Fosse suffered a separated shoulder in the collision, but it went undiagnosed initially. Fosse continued to hit for average (he finished the season at .307), but with diminished power — he had 16 homers before the break but only two after. He played through the 1979 season, but never approached his first-year numbers. The collision also caused Rose to miss three games with a bruised knee. Fosse did not miss any games immediately after the incident. As can be seen in a replay of the event, Rose initially intended to slide headfirst; but when Fosse blocked the plate prior to the throw reaching home, Rose came back up and knocked Fosse out of the way, clearing his path to home as the throw went by.

Cap is customed with an vintage 70's patch on an Estate LA Fitted size 7 1/2

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Zulu Cannibal Giants Estate LA Custom Fitted

The Zulu Cannibal Giants were an African American baseball team (they referred to themselves as a Baseball "Zulu Tribe", based on a concept inspired by the war in Ethiopia) formed in 1938 by Charlie Henry in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Zulu Cannibal Giants gained notoriety for their propensity to turn a baseball game into a comedy performance, much in the same way that the Harlem Globetrotters did with basketball many years later. The Zulu Cannibal Giants decorated their faces and bodies with African tribal paint, went shirtless, wore only grass skirts, used special custom-made baseball bats crafted to supposedly resemble Ethiopian war clubs, and always played barefoot.

Although the team was extremely popular with the public, some black athletes disapproved of the Cannibals because of the stereotype.

At some point in their career they were managed by New York promoter Syd Pollock, who also managed a similar novelty team called the Indianapolis Clowns (also known as the Cincinnati Clowns, and the Ethiopian Clowns).

Popularly regarded as a Negro League team, they technically were not accepted members of the formal league.

Base cap: Estate LA size 7 1/2

Customized Estate LA Montauk Sunset patchwork Madras

I will like to thank Estate LA for this!!!! I customized this cap with vintage 1970's LA Dodger's cap patch.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Baltimore Canaries Custom Fitted

The Baltimore Canaries were a professional baseball club in the National Association from 1872 to 1874.

The Canaries played their home games at Newington Park in Baltimore, Maryland. They played under five different managers in their three seasons, winning 78 games and losing 79.

Chicago Hornets Custom Fitted

The Chicago Hornets were an American football team that played in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949. During the 1946-1948 season, the team was known as the Chicago Rockets.

size 7 1/4

Baltimore Athenians Custom Fitted

In 1926 Cab Calloway plays basketball with the “Baltimore Athenians” a team of the Negro Professional Basketball League in his senior year of high school at Douglas.

The logo is made from 3M Reflective Fabric.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

1957 Casa Grande Cotton Kings Custom Fitted

Don Lee of the Casa Grande Cotton Kings was a major star at the '54 National Tournament pitching all four of the Kings' victories. He was named Most Valuable Player, best pitcher and All-American pitcher.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

LA Dons Custom Fitted Cap

The Los Angeles Dons were an American football team in the now defunct All-America Football Conference from 1946 - 1949 that played in the Los Angeles Coliseum.
For most of their existence, the Dons compiled an average record, and never qualified for the AAFC playoffs. The Dons' high points were their two victories over the Cleveland Browns. (The Browns won all four AAFC titles and amassed a four-year record of 52-4-3 which included a perfect season. Their dominance is generally considered the biggest reason why the AAFC folded.) Unlike the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Baltimore Colts, the Dons were not one of the AAFC teams that remained intact when the AAFC merged with the National Football League in 1950: they merged with the crosstown Rams of the older league after the 1949 season.
One Dons player, William Radovich, formerly of the NFL Detroit Lions, filed a lawsuit against the NFL after being blacklisted from playing or working in it afterwards. It led to the Supreme Court ruling that professional football, unlike baseball, was subject to antitrust laws.

1939 Cleveland Indians Custom Fitted

The Indians were a middling team by the 1930s, finishing third or fourth most years. 1936 brought Cleveland a new superstar in 17-year old picher Bob Feller, who came from Iowa with a dominating fastball. That season, Feller set a record with 17 strikeouts in a single game and went on to lead the league in strikeouts from 1938–1941. By 1940, Feller, along with Ken Keltner, Mel Harder and Lou Boudreau led the Indians to within one game of the pennant. However, the team was wracked with dissension, with some players (including Feller and Mel Harder) going so far as to request that Bradley fire manager Ossie Vitt. Reporters lampooned them as the Cleveland Crybabies.[31] Feller, who had pitched a no-hitter to open the season and won 27 games, lost the final game of the season to unknown pitcher Floyd Giebell of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers won