Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Selling an Alfonso Soriano Game Used Cubs Cap

I am selling an Alfonso Soriano game used Chicago Cubs cap on eBay. I am a bit reluctant to do so, but there are six days during the Holiday season that my work is closed that I don't get paid for them. In other words, I really need the dough.

I acquired the cap through a person that got it at the Cubs Convention in 2012. It has no authentication but shows use. I am willing to put my reputation on the line and say that Soriano used it at one time or another. Soriano's main 2011 gamer had distinct sweat stains so I doubt this one is it. My best guess is that it's from spring training 2011, since the Cubs wear their standard uniforms in spring training games. Either that or it's a backup or secondary cap.

Get it for yourself or for the Cubs fan or Soriano fan in your life. Just in time for the Holidays! Check out the auction HERE!!!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Era Repairing Caps Again?

Sorry for the lack of updates, school and work have kept me busy.

A website called The World's Best Ever posted some recent pictures of the New Era factory. In a few pictures, some vintage New Era caps (Yankees, Indians, etc.) are shown stripped apart. When I asked the website about the caps shown in the photos, the one-sentence answer that I got was "They're being reconstructed". I don't know whether they belong to the company or whether they were being repaired for someone. Regardles, they're definitley being repaired.

If any of you want to call New Era and ask about doing repairs, go for it and let me know what happens. Maybe mention the caps in the photos and why they're being repaired? I'd be interested in knowing what that is about. I bet they'll mention that they don't do repairs, and will ask you if you heard about it from "some guy from California with a blog" (that would be yours truly). That's what they've said to a few people I know that have called in the past couple of years. The article also mentions a "Heritage Collection". Maybe New Era is going to make more accurate reproductions of vintage caps? Hey, a guy can dream...

HERE is the link to the factory photos, which are interesting even without the vintage caps.