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Wednesday
Feb032010

Inside Label: 1987 Super Bowl XXI Foam Snapback Cap by NFL

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California played host to Super Bowl XXI on January 25th, 1987. The biggest game of the year featured the NFC New York Giants and the AFC Denver Broncos. Phil Simms led the offensive side of the New York Giants game, leading them to a thirty point second half. The intense defense of the Giants “Big Blue Wrecking Crew”, led by Harry Carson and Lawrence Taylor, stifled the great John Elway’s offensive attack. The Giants explosive second half gave them an impressive 39-20 victory. 
This straight 1980’s foam snapback cap is an officially licensed piece produced by the National Football League exclusively for Super Bowl XXI. The NFL trademark signature is stamped on the front panel within the official Super Bowl logo. The commemorative logo is screen printed onto the cap. The rose within the logo is a modified image of the one which sits upon the main entrance of the Pasadena palace. It is a snap back, six panel cap that reflects the helmet designs of both the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. The team helmet logos are screen printed onto the foam dyed, team colored side panels. The team’s helmet stripe’s run through the top of the crown with a white poly clothed button resting atop the crown. The brim of the cap is also wrapped in white poly fabric with a white under lip. White taping crosses across the inside foam crown with a white sweatband circling around the inside edge.
This cap is a true reflection of the time in which it was created. This piece captures the legendary imprints of some of the games greatest players playing on the games biggest stage.

Text: Jared E. Wheeler  

Sunday
Dec062009

Reebok AFL 50th Tribute, White Referee On-Field Caps

Back in August, Reebok rolled out the Legacy collection which pays tribute to the AFL's 50th Anniversary (Read our post on the AFL Referee Caps here).  Below is the white version of the on-field referee caps. This cap is made with performing mesh fabric in stretch-fit sizing.  This white referee cap is available now through specific team shops and NFLShop.com.

Tuesday
Sep222009

Reebok 50th Season Anniversary Fitted & Flex Caps

The NFL continues to pay homage to the American Football League established in 1960 by playing Legacy games this season, wherein the original AFL teams play in their throwback uniforms.  The 50th Season Anniversary also highlights the profound changes that the AFL bought to the game such as modern-action plays, the 2-point conversion, player numbers on uniforms, recognition of African-American players, and many others that today could be easily overlooked.  Reebok captures the AFL 50th Anniversary Season by releasing the Legacy Collection, which offers throwback jerseys, apparel, and caps from the original eight teams.  The caps below feature current team logos with 50th Anniversary patches commemorating this special season. Team fitted and flex-fit styles are now being sold through NFL.com, team shops, sporting good chains, and headwear only spots.

Tuesday
Sep082009

Mitchell & Ness NFL & NHL Trucker Meshback Caps, Pt:1

Sports brand Mitchell & Ness has released a bunch of good, old-fashioned trucker mesh and snapback caps for the start of September.  The mix is made up of mostly NFL Throwbacks and NHL Vintage teams with some classic college teams.  Below are the NFL and NHL trucker caps sporting white mesh.  Each cap is accented with wool, team primary front panels and contrast top visors.  The old school feel is here with full crowns, boxy visors and foam backing.  Both styles will be available through MitchellandNess.com and select retailers in the coming weeks.  Stay posted for Part 2 on M&N snapback caps.

Monday
Jul272009

Mitchell & Ness NFL Throwbacks 'XL' Fitted Caps

Mitchell & Ness is releasing their latest summer style with the NFL Throwback XL fitted caps. The XL series offers up NFL & AFL teams with each large-sized logos treated individually with different levels of raised embroidery. Each cap is made with wool and features either an NFL or AFL shield on the back depending on the team. The Mitchell & Ness XL series is due to release early August through Lids.com first, then followed up by Mitchell & Ness.com and other official dealers later this year.