johnnysama

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  1. Shall I get started? -- Nothing, as of yet (for me, at least).
  2. Lately, I've noticed that the Toronto Blue Jays, when they introduced their new-generation white front panel cap with their current look a few years back, only wore them sparingly. This season, I'm seeing them more often, and on top of this, the team has also introduced an accompanying white front panel batting helmet. Is this now part of their regular look or something?
  3. Being a Seahawks fan, I can remember when the team moved to Los Angeles in 1996, but the NFL put the kibosh on the move. Had the move gone through, I would've likely.. oh, geez, became either a Raider or 49er fan. Yikes. That's rather unthinkable.
  4. Looks odd to see that look- oh, and a slight correction, this was in the 1978 preseason.
  5. Both Cheney Stadium in Tacoma (home of the AAA Tacoma Rainiers) and Everett Memorial Stadium (home of the short-season A Everett Aquasox) are my faves. Pics: -and-
  6. ^ He wore it again (this time as #12, and as a one-off) in 2015 to celebrate the club's 25th anniversary.
  7. The New York Jets receiver Wesley Walker played his first year (1977) in the last year of the Joe Namath-style Jets uniforms. A Canuck great, Trevor Linden, played his rookie year in the last year the Canucks used a yellow sweater. Speaking of great Canucks, here's the first legit star the team had in Stan Smyl, playing in the 1990s-era "flying skate" uniform set.
  8. Tony Fernandez, the last Yankee to don #6 before Joe Torre's legendary managerial run. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/mar-1999-pitcher-kip-gross-of-the-boston-red-sox-winds-up-to-throw-a-picture-id361574 After Carlton Fisk left the Red Sox in 1980, eight more players would don #27 for the team, and here is the last guy to wear it: Kip Gross in 1999.
  9. A Canucks two-fer: That is Brian Bradley, who played on the team from 1988-91, and.... Geoff Courtnall, the last Canuck to wear #10 before Pavel Bure broke onto the scene (although #10 would be worn by a few other players even after Bure left before it was retired in his honor in 2013).
  10. Got a Joe Namath Alabama jersey for $14.
  11. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/ron-sutter-of-the-san-jose-sharks-in-action-against-the-calgary-at-picture-id385039 In the later years of his career, during his longest stay with any team after the Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Sutter was the last San Jose Shark to don #12 before Patrick Marleau (Marleau started with #14; he switched to #12 in 2002.)
  12. Note the black shoes he is wearing in the last pic. It seems odd seeing the Athletics in anything but white shoes....
  13. It's a bit hard to see, but that's Harold Reynolds, who was the last Mariner to wear #24 before Ken Griffey Jr. rose to fame with it (Reynolds switched to #4 in 1987.)
  14. Amani Toomer spent the first few years of his career in the LT/Phil Simms Giants togs.
  15. ^ #80 was Shockey's number in New York.
  16. Long before Stephen Curry made #30 his own for the Warriors, Billy Owens was the one who was the standout wearing that number for the team.
  17. Unfortunately, I was unable to track down a game pic, but Randy Ladouceur was the last person on the Detroit Red Wings to don #19 before Steve Yzerman made it his own for the team.
  18. Most people will associate the late, great Roberto Clemente with the uniform set on the left, but not on the right (however revolutionary it was then).
  19. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/ozzie-smith-of-the-st-louis-cardinals-fields-during-an-mlb-game-ozzie-picture-id52991588?s=612x612 Some may disagree, but I associate Ozzie Smith more with the pullover jersey/beltless pants combo of the Cardinals, not the button-front/belted trouser combo.
  20. Steve Kuberski was the last Celtic to wear #33 before Larry Bird.
  21. Norm Snead was the only noteworthy 49er to wear #16 before Joe Montana. Check out how huge the 49ers' TV numbers are, BTW.
  22. It may seem weird, but Alex Ovechkin started his career in the bronze/black/blue Caps set. How quickly we forget...
  23. Mike Modano, Dallas Stars legend, looks weird in the first Stars' RbK Edge uniform set.
  24. -and- Two for the price of one: Chris Mullin spent the early part of his career in the 'old-style' Warriors togs, and the second pic of him near the end of his career in the "Power Rangers" Warriors set.
  25. On that note, here's Mr. Dawson. Joe Ferguson was the last Bill to wear #12 prior to Jim Kelly. Joe was a good QB, but not quite on par with Jim Kelly.