Kansas City Blues 1947 Vintage Ballcap
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Description: Authentic reproduction of the original 1947 Kansas City Blues ballcap. Hand-sewn from genuine wool baseball cloth. This cap is built to last a lifetime.
- Made in the USA
- Genuine navy wool broadcloth, white embroidered "KC"
- Standard visor with green satin under visor
- Vintage hair cloth backed buckram crown
- Satin taping with cotton sweatband
- Item #: KCB47C
League: American Association
History: The Blues were a top Yankees affiliate in 1947 and the American Association pennant winner that year. Cliff Mapes led the league in RBIs, and Kansas City led the AA in attendance, with over 379,000 fans going through the turnstiles at Blues Stadium, later renamed Municipal Stadium rebuilt for the arrival of the Athletics from Philadelphia. Rookie Mickey Mantle was briefly sent down to KC in 1951 when he got off to a slow start at the plate in New York.
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My step-father’s uncle, Carl DeRose, wore this cap when he pitched the first perfect game in American Association history for the Blues in 1947.
Best hats ever
I purchased this hat just in time for the cold weather and it has been amazing. The thick wool is not only comfortable but it keeps my head warm and the fit is perfect. It gets better and better every day.
Awesome cap! Just one change/tweak.
These hats are the real deal, baby! Materials, construction, fit. The only recommendation/tweak (and I now have three of them) is that the white tag in the back needs to be moved/sewn higher up so the dark brim is interrupted around the back. Yes, I'm one of those guys who wears his hat(s) backwards. My wife was able to cut the threads and remove the tag, but it was a huge hassle.
My wife's great-grandfather played for the Blues in the 1930's, so I had to get this one. Such a good-looking hat. There's nothing quite like an Ebbets wool ballcap.
The most well constructed hat I've ever owned with beyond amazing materials. This hat has become a staple for every outfit I wear.