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August 31, 2013 – 10:27 pm |

By Tom Jackson
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Been doing some research on just how to best create two colors on a batting helmet.
As you may know, I’ve been making my own…

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Geek-Out-to-be: My next DIY helmet

August 31, 2013 – 10:27 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Been doing some research on just how to best create two colors on a batting helmet.
As you may know, I’ve been making my own…

Throwback Thursday Geek-Out: 8-panel 1930 Houston Buffs

August 29, 2013 – 8:00 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Some more Ebbets love today: My 8-panel 1930 Houston Buffs cap.
I’ve mentioned the 8-panels from Ebbets before. These are really great. The close-to-the-head, unstructured…

Geek-Out: “Civil Rights” Braves throwback

August 28, 2013 – 9:02 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the “March on Washington,” today’s…

Geek-Out Three-bagger: My Ebbets “Mystery Grab Bag”

August 27, 2013 – 6:11 pm |
Geek-Out Three-bagger: My Ebbets “Mystery Grab Bag”

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Busy times, busy times! Not always able to post a Geek-Out every day! So to make up for the last couple of days, here’s a…

Closer look: That actual 1914 A’s pillbox

August 24, 2013 – 7:05 am |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Wish I could actually OWN this one, so I could make it a legitimate Geek-Out. But, alas, I don’t. This one is an actual 1914…

Geek-Out: New Era “Pipemel” Pillbox

August 23, 2013 – 3:46 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
So, in the last few months, I rethought my position on pillbox ballcaps and how the look is tricky to pull off. But after wearing…

Geek-Out: ’80s Brewers road throwback

August 21, 2013 – 10:18 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Today’s my “Throwback Thursday” — which could also be called my “What About Wednesday?” — Geek-Out. Decided to take a break from the cotton adjustable…

Geek-Out: ’17 “Stars & Stripes” Sox adjustable

August 20, 2013 – 7:27 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
First of all, apologies for the extended pause in Geek-Outs. We’ve been getting almost our entire house re-floored, and it’s resulted in the disconnection of…

Geek-Out: ’30 Phillies adjustable

August 16, 2013 – 7:19 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Here’s one a LOT like yesterday’s Reds cap. American Needle, big bulgy logo, year on the back. Cotton not exactly combed, not quite as soft…

Geek-Out: ’61 Road Reds with Chicken!

August 15, 2013 – 9:38 pm | 3 Comments

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Yes, yet another combed-cotton American Needle cap — I’m on to all the OTHER adjustable versions of mine!
Mind you: When I started collecting actual…

Geek-Out: Combed-cotton 1913 Giants “Stars & Stripes”

August 14, 2013 – 9:45 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
The first time a Major League Baseball team wore a “stars & stripes” cap was in 1913, and the team didn’t even wear it in…

Geek-Out: Combed-cotton 1901 Tigers

August 13, 2013 – 6:35 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Hard to believe the Detroit Tigers ever wore a uniform without the Old English D on the cap and jersey. But the very first Tigers…

Geek-Out: Adjustable combed-cotton ’59 Sox

August 12, 2013 – 5:32 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
American Needle made variations of their great Cooperstown Classic Collection combed-cotton throwbacks. On a 1999 trip to New Comiskey Park (aka U.S. Cellular Field, aka…

Geek-Out: 1910 “Yankees”

August 10, 2013 – 5:21 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
All it takes is looking at the tag inside the cap to see what American Needle called these great combed-cotton caps they used to make.…

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