Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blitzburgh Custom Fitted Cap

Blitzburgh is a nickname for the city of Pittsburgh, used mostly in the context of American football. The name references the 3-4 zone-blitz scheme created by longtime Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, which the team has used since LeBeau first became defensive coordinator in 1992. The name is considered a badge of honor by fans of the team.

This defensive moniker was first applied to the defensive unit of the 1994 season. It featured linebackers Greg Lloyd, Kevin Greene, Chad Brown, and Levon Kirkland. This defense gained prominence in 1995 as the Steelers gained its fifth Super Bowl appearance.

Logo vintage felt jersey letter on felt and back logo hand screened and sewn felt

Tigers Slugger Custom Fitted Cap

The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit in 1894.

There are various legends about how the Tigers got their nickname. One involves the orange stripes they wore on their black stockings. Tigers manager George Stallings took credit for the name; however, the name appeared in newspapers before Stallings was manager. Another legend concerns a sportswriter equating the 1901 team's opening day victory with the ferocity of his alma mater, the Princeton Tigers.

Richard Bak, in his 1998 book, A Place for Summer: A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium, pp. 46–49, explains that the name originated from the Detroit Light Guard military unit, who were known as "The Tigers". They had played significant roles in certain Civil War battles and in the 1898 Spanish-American War. The baseball team was still informally called both "Wolverines" and "Tigers" in the news. The earliest known use of the name "Tigers" in the media was in the Detroit Free Press on April 16, 1895. Upon entry into the majors the ballclub sought and received formal permission from the Light Guard to use its trademark and from that day forth it is officially the Tigers.

Front logo is based off of early pennant image and is hand screened and sewn felt , back logo early Tigers logo and is also hand screened and sewn felt.

BIG RED MACHINE Custom Fitted Cap

The Big Red Machine is the nickname given to the Cincinnati Reds baseball team which dominated the National League from 1970 to 1976, recognized as among the best in baseball. Over that span, the team won five National League Western Division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series titles. The team's combined record from 1970-1976 was 683 wins and 443 losses, an average of nearly 98 wins per season.

The nickname was introduced in a July 4 1969 article by Bob Hertzel in The Cincinnati Enquirer, but gained prominence in reference to the 1970 team, which posted a regular season record of 102-60 and won the National League pennant. Rookie and future-Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson headed the team, which at its peak featured Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Pérez, and was supported by George Foster, César Gerónimo, Ken Griffey, Sr., and Dave Concepción. The eight players most frequently referenced as members of the Big Red Machine include baseball's all-time hit leader in Rose; 3 Hall of Fame players in Bench, Peréz and Morgan; 6 National League MVP selections; 4 National League home run leading seasons; 3 NL Batting Champions; 25 Gold Glove winning seasons, and 63 collective All-Star Game appearances. The starting lineup of Bench, Rose, Morgan, Pérez, Concepción, Foster, Griffey, and Gerónimo (collectively referred to as the "Great Eight") played 88 games together during the 1975 and 1976 seasons, losing only 19.

The Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s garnered more World Series appearances than any other team during that decade, with an overall record of 953 wins and 657 losses. They are the only National League team during the last 75 years to win back-to-back World Championships. Before them, the 1921 and 1922 New York Giants are the last NL team to accomplish this feat.Although some of the original players departed the team, some extend the Big Red Machine nickname for two more years until the departures of Anderson and Rose following the 1978 season.The Reds turned around to finish in second place in 1977 and 1978. The Cincinnati Reds would not return to the World Series until 1990, when manager Lou Piniella led the team to a four-game sweep of the heavily-favored Oakland Athletics, a re-match of sorts from the 1972 World Series.

Logo is hand screened and sewn felt

Binghamton Whalers Custom fitted Cap

The Binghamton Whalers were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Binghamton, New York, USA, at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

Mad O's Custom Fitted Cap ( Wool Blk )

Still pissed year after year. Angelos, please let the birds go!

Logo hand screened and sewn felt

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Brat Line Custom Fitted Cap

Toronto Maple Leafs (late 1970s)—line of Dave "Tiger" Williams, Jack Valiquette, and Pat Boutette was called the Brat Line.

Logo is hand screened and sewn felt

Orlando Gulls Custom Fitted Cap

The Orlando Gulls played in the Florida State League 1937.

Logo is hand cut and sewn felt

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New York Eagles Custom Fitted Cap

The New York Eagles were a professional soccer franchise that played in the American Soccer League from 1978 to 1981, with a one-year hiatus in 1980. The franchise played its first season in , then moved to Albany, New York for the 1979 and 1981 seasons, playing at Albany's Bleecker Stadium.

The Eagles' top scorer, Vogislav "Billy" Bolevic, led the ASL in scoring in both 1981. The Eagles sat out the 1980 season due to financial constraints. The franchise made the playoffs in both the 1979 and 1981 seasons, but did not advance past the first game in either playoff appearance.

Logo vintage felt jersey letters, back patch hand screened and sewn felt.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pittsburg Pirates Custom Fitted

The postwar Pirates would have only one winning season until 1958, Danny Murtaugh's first full season as their manager. Murtaugh is widely credited for inventing the concept of the closer by frequently playing pitcher Elroy Face late in close games. The 1960 team featured eight All-Stars, but was widely predicted to lose the World Series to a powerful New York Yankees team. In one of the most memorable World Series in history, the Pirates were defeated by ten or more runs in three games, won three close games, then recovered from a 7–4 deficit late in Game 7 to eventually win on a walk-off home run by Mazeroski, a second baseman better known for defensive wizardry. (The 1960 Pirates were the only team between 1945 and 2001 to have not succumbed to the so-called "Ex-Cubs Factor" in the postseason. They were also unique for winning a World Series on a home run, a feat duplicated by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, though it should be noted that Joe Carter's home run came in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series--Mazeroski's is the only Game 7 walk-off in World Series history.)

The 1960s would continue with extremely solid defensive play by Mazeroski and the first Puerto Rican superstar, Roberto Clemente. Clemente was regarded as one of the game's best all-time hitters, and possessed a tremendous arm in right field. Although not the first black-Hispanic baseball player (an honor belonging to Minnie Miñoso), Clemente's charisma and leadership in humanitarian causes made him an icon across the continent. During his playing career, Clemente was often overlooked. Looking back, however, many consider Clemente to have been one of the greatest right fielders in baseball history.

Even with Clemente, however, the Pirates struggled to post winning marks from 1961–64, and Murtaugh was replaced by Harry Walker in 1965. With Walker, a renowned batting coach, at the helm—and the hitting of Clemente, Matty Alou, Manny Mota and others—the Pirates fielded contending, 90-plus win teams in both 1965 and 1966. However, Pittsburgh had no answer for the pitching of the Dodgers and the Giants, and finished third each season. In 1967, they fell back to .500, and did not contend through the rest of the 1960s.

Logo is vintage 1960's patch made for kids baseball team jacket

Yomiuri Giants Custom Fitted

The Yomiuri Giants (読売ジャイアンツ, Yomiuri Jaiantsu?) are a professional baseball team based in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. The team competes in the Central League of Japan's top-tier major league, Nippon Professional Baseball, and they play their home games in the Tokyo Dome, opened in 1988. The team is sometimes called the "Tokyo Giants" in the English-language press, but like the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes, the team is officially known by the name of its corporate owner. The team's owner is the Yomiuri Group, a media conglomerate which includes two newspapers and a television network. The Yomiuri Giants are regarded as "The New York Yankees of Japan" due to their wide-spread popularity, past dominance of the league, and polarizing effect on fans (baseball fans who feel ambivalent about other than their local team often have an intense dislike for the Giants; on the other hand, the Giants have a large fan base even in areas with a local team).

The Giants are the oldest team among the current Japanese professional teams. Lefty O'Doul, a former Major League Baseball player, named the team "Tokyo Giants". Yomiuri Giants name and uniforms were based on the New York (now San Francisco) Giants. The teams colors (orange and black) are the same colors worn by the National League's Giants, both in New York and San Francisco. The stylized lettering on the team's jerseys and caps is similar to the fancy lettering used by the Giants when they played in New York in the 1930s, although during the 1970s the Giants modernized their lettering to follow the style worn by the American Giants. The Giants' main rivalry is with the Hanshin Tigers, a team especially popular in the Kansai region.

The Giants are also unsurprisingly the richest club in the league after winning the championship continuously for the past years. They won nine Japanese Baseball League titles before the establishment of the two league system in 1950. Starting in 1965, the Giants won nine consecutive Central League pennants and Japan Series titles, in large part because of the hitting of Shigeo Nagashima and Sadaharu Oh. The Yomiuri Giants have won more pennants and Japan Series titles than any other team in the NPB. In 2008 season, they also managed to achieve a biggest comeback victory in Central League history, by recovering a 13-game defecit to Hanshin Tigers to the place of Central League Champion.

The team is often referred by fans and in news headlines and tables simply as Kyojin (巨人), Japanese for "Giants", instead of the usual corporate owner's name or the English nickname.

Logo "G" is taken from the 1st team flag

Logo is hand screened and cut felt

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

LA Custom Fitted

LA custom fitted based on Lakers colorway. Letters are die cut twill on felt.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

1923 New York Giants Custom Fitted

The 1923 New York Baseball Giants finished the season with a NL Pennant but loss to the Yankees in the World Series 4 games to 2.

Logo is hand screened and sewn felt

Friday, November 06, 2009

Vero Beach Dodgers Custom Fitted

Another Vero Beach Dodgers fitted.

Bronx Bombers Custom Fitted

27 Championships. Nuff' said.

Hartford Whalers Custom Fitted

The Hartford Whalers were a North American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.. Known as the New England Whalers when they were members of the World Hockey Association (WHA) from 1972–79, the club played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1979–97. In 1997, the Whalers franchise was originally moved to Greensboro, NC and subsequently to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1999, where it became the Carolina Hurricanes starting with the 1997–98 NHL season. As of 2009, the Whalers are the most recent NHL team to relocate.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

More Tees

I've been working on some limited run sport theme tees. They are hand screened a due to that no two are the same. Store coming soon ( no really ). I'll be posting more soon as well as a s**t load of caps.

Store Opening

Finally, I've gotten some caps on store site. I'm going to try and laod some more soon. Check'em out and buy some. I need to pay rent.