Hiroshima Carp 1958 Vintage Ballcap
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Description: Authentic reproduction of the original 1958 Hiroshima Carp ballcap. Hand-sewn from genuine wool baseball cloth. This cap is built to last a lifetime.
- Made in the USA
- Genuine navy wool broadcloth, orange on white felt "H"
- Standard visor with green satin under visor
- Vintage hair cloth backed buckram crown
- Satin taping with cotton sweatband
- Adjustable sizes come with leather strap and antiqued brass closure
- Item #: HIR58C
League: Japan Central League
History: Hiroshima established a professional baseball team as part of the city's reconstruction efforts after the atomic bomb devastation in 1945. The Carp ("Koi" in Japanese) were perennially underfunded, and were so poor that in 1953 they could only afford to issue one uniform per player. The Carp played in Hiroshima Municipal Stadium until 2008.
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|7 3/8||23 1/8"|
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|7 5/8||23 7/8"|
|7 7/8||24 1/4"|
Fit a bit snug upon first trying on, but felt much better once it started to conform to my more oval head. All the stitching's nice and clean, no loose threads or anything that could compromise the build. Great attention to detail overall. The material feels sturdy, yet soft. It doesn't have as much structure as the typical ballcap these days, but the front panels can still stand on their own and don't just lay flat against my forehead. It has that authentic, slightly hairy feel of wool on the outside, but smoother and comfortable on the inside. I'm only taking away one star because the color wasn't as I expected. I thought it would be a bit brighter of a blue, as pictured on this page, but it's the type of navy that one could mistake as black until it's placed next to something that's actually black.
Excellent Hat. Top notch quality.
Absolutely love the caps. They have a perfect fit for me who's always struggling finding good fitting baseball caps. The quality is definitely there in every little detail. I absolutely love the green satin under the visor. Even the packaging is perfect, with a lovely wrapping paper. Definitely deserve the five stars!
The importance of the Carp to rebuilding Hiroshima cannot be understated. The quality and beauty of this cap is a beautiful way to memorialize this history.
This is the nicest and most comfortable baseball cap I’ve ever worn! Delivered promptly and as expected. Great experience!