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    1940-45 St. Louis Brown Game Worn Cap. The beloved Brownies had their best run when the boys went marching off to war, culminated by a 1944 American League pennant that sent them to the World Series against their hometown rivals the Cardinals. This cap dates to the war years when the diminished rosters gave the Brownies a fighting chance. This cap shows the wear that comes from the passage of nearly 80 years but is still intact and complete: there is much wear and discoloration showing and a good deal of staining near the crown and a bit of a gash on the brim. As might be expected, the same kind of ravages are revealed from inside, along with a little separation of the sweatband from the cap for about 1/4 of the circumference. The piping on the cap still shows good color brilliance, as does the deeper brown on the brim. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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