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MLB Caps Made For The Film "42"

 This is the first of two posts focusing on caps made for recent films. The next post will be on caps made for "Moneyball". The MLB caps made for the Jackie Robinson film "42" were provided by "Sports Studio" and were manufactured under private label by California Custom Caps. Ebbets Field Flannels provided the Minor League and Negro League caps. Despite the fact that most (if not all) of the logos back then were embroidered, many of the film's cap logos were felt. This was because the film's producers decided that they looked best on camera. Despite the felt logos, the caps were very well made and are historically accurate in other respects. The wool fabric looks correct for the era, and satin taping and leather sweatbands were used. The caps are extremely similar in look and construction to Ebbets Field Flannels caps. I believe that if EFF was ever allowed to make MLB caps, this is exactly what they would look like, only with the satin under is up and running!

Folks, the day has finally come! We can now get caps of all years and makers repaired. Longtime cap collector Clint Farrell has founded a new company:! They can make various repairs to caps, mostly focusing on replacing cracked and broken visor boards. BCB: First and foremost, you are a cap collector yourself. How long have you been collecting and what are some of the highlights of your collection? CF: I was a kid in Toronto before MLB came to Canada. I always wore a Toronto Maple Leafs (International League) cap. By the 1980’s I had a nice little collection of Expos, Blue Jays and Orioles caps. All long gone now. When the Expos announced their move in 2004, I made sure to grab some caps from their final season, and that got me started again. I bought some Cooperstown caps, but was disappointed to find that they didn’t match the original caps all that well. So my search was on for vintage caps! I have close to 200 vintage caps in my collection