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    Circa 1970's Collection of Professional Model Baseball Caps Rare Styles Lot of 9. New Era and Wilson hats are featured in this great compilation of professional model game caps. Each of these originates from the personal collection of Patrick McBride, a Milwaukee Brewers bat boy in the 1970's. According to McBride, he was given these hats to wear as the visiting team's bat boy. The visiting trainer would locate a hat which matched that team's uniform. While some of the caps were genuine game-worn caps, others were just extras used when needed.

    Most are void of numbers, but those which feature one will be notated. Included are the following rarely encountered styles. 1.) Mid to late '60's White Sox "[size] 7 3/8" blue cap with a cardboard Wilson insert. 2.) 1971-75 White Sox "[size] 7 1/2" red cap. A leather headband is secured on the inside. 3.) '70's Orioles "[size] 7 3/8" cap. Wear is visible on the headband. 4.) 1970-71 Cleveland Indians "Wilson [size] 7 1/4" cap with "42" written on the underside. Dick Elsworth wore that number in 1970. 5.) Circa 1970's Twins "[size] 7 1/2" cap with "33" and the size written in vintage marker. 6.) Yankees "Pro KM [size] 7 3/8" cap with "24" written on the underside. Al Downing worn the number from 1961-69. 7.) 1971 Angels one-year style "Pro KM [size] 7 1/2" cap which appears unused. Rare one-year style. 8.) 1970's Royals heavily used "[size] 7 1/4" cap. An indecipherable number is visible under the brim. 9.) 1970's Oakland A's "Pro KM [size] 7 1/2" cap. No player identified. Letter of provenance from former Milwaukee Brewers bat boy.

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    May, 2013
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