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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:45 pm 
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I visited the Hall of fame last week. The had a Candeleria hat from 1976, and a Stargell hat from 1979. Both the "yellow" pill box version. I did not relaize that the color changed that much. The 1976 hat was more the "old gold", while the 1979 was the "yellow" color.

No big deal, but i guess it just suprised me, as I didn't realize the colors changed in that time. I think in 1976, maybe 77 they still had the uniform that are their alternate ones this year. While in 78 or so they changed to the yellow from the 79 World Series team. Changed hat colors to match uniforms.


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 Post subject: Re: 1970's hat colors
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:08 pm 
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I searched long and hard to buy the old gold pillbox hat. Remembered it well from the bicentennial year when several teams wore the pillbox version of the hat. Ended up having the Cooperstown Ballcap Company make me one for about $50. It was a great addition to my Pirate hat collection.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970's hat colors
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Sadly, the Cooperstown Ball Cap Co. is no longer in business. If anyone has any idea where to find that old gold pillbox, please post it!


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http://www.pinterest.com/pin/377739487467275660/

Old Gold Version

http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?p ... d=11258847

Yellow Version


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:07 pm 
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pirates had the pillbox hat in 1976, but still had the same uniforms as before. In 1977 they changed the uniforms and kept the pillbox caps. They had the black one that year too. They kept these uniforms until 1986.


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 Post subject: Re: 1970's hat colors
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:24 pm 
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Clevelandsux wrote:
pirates had the pillbox hat in 1976, but still had the same uniforms as before. In 1977 they changed the uniforms and kept the pillbox caps. They had the black one that year too. They kept these uniforms until 1986.

Those bicentennial uniforms were just ... fugly.

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Sorry, they were.

The closest comparison I can find:

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 Post subject: Re: 1970's hat colors
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:57 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
Clevelandsux wrote:
pirates had the pillbox hat in 1976, but still had the same uniforms as before. In 1977 they changed the uniforms and kept the pillbox caps. They had the black one that year too. They kept these uniforms until 1986.

Those bicentennial uniforms were just ... fugly.

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Sorry, they were.

The closest comparison I can find:

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That isn't the bicentennial uniform, though. They adopted those uniforms in 1977, I think. In 1976 the uniforms stayed the same, but they went to the pillox hats.

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Right. The bicentennial uniforms were the same Sunday uniforms they currently use. Only with the gold pillbox hat. Personally I liked them.


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 Post subject: Re: 1970's hat colors
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Clevelandsux wrote:
Right. The bicentennial uniforms were the same Sunday uniforms they currently use. Only with the gold pillbox hat. Personally I liked them.

Interesting.

I always timed the ugly uniforms to the bicentennial. Now that I know that the team did not have that as an excuse, I am even more befuddled at the uniform. It was the 1970's, I guess.


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We won a world series with those uniforms.


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Here's a shot of part of my cap collection above the liquor cabinet in the "man cave." Used Twitter because I don't know how to put a photo on here otherwise.

Left to right: (1) 1977 pillbox; (2) 1976 gold pillbox; (3) 1960 black with old gold P and gold button (my fav) because of Maz; (4) 1971 old gold


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