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When it comes to MLB caps I only wear the on-field authentics or the Cooperstown Classics. All those "thugged out" hats just pies me off. For other sports I don't want any funny colors or crazy designs. The 90's looking snapback are probably the only exception as you can see with my '47 Brand Illinois snapback and I also have a Red wings New Era snapback that isn't pictures.

What are "Cooperstown classics"?

Anybody wear a Ebbets Field Flannels cap? Seems like they're one of the few companies who still make wool caps.

New Era makes a line of caps they call Cooperstown -- typically throwback caps for MLB teams as you'd guess. And FWIW, those and several New Era fashion caps are still wool, and they're still my favorite to wear (as long as the temperature is below 85).

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I have 25 total. Every Mariners' official on-field cap in history except the 1977-80 trident, a few assorted minor league and Cooperstown collection caps, and five or six from my university's baseball team. I'm about to graduate and become even poorer than I am now so that may be all for awhile :P

Side note: for those interested in collegiate caps, Richardson is the most accessible brand by far, but The Game sells some lids that are unparalleled as far as comfortable high crowns are concerned.

The Game sells some lids that are unparalleled as far as comfortable high crowns are concerned.

Is there such a thing?

I never understood why New Era or anyone else started making the ridiculously high crowned hats. What is the reasoning? If you have a smaller head size, they look ridiculous and are pretty much unwearable.

That what I -as a 6 7/8 head, have to deal with. That said, I still have to get the new Stars and Stripes each season for my Marlins and have an on field of every style. About 20 Marlins hats, 7 Buccaneers, 20 MSU Spartans, 13 Sharks and about 15 random NHL, NFL and MLB.

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Seems a good place to ask... what is that site that has tons of minor league and low-crown New Era hats? Might even be primarily mail-order. I know I've seen it linked on this board before.

www.minorleagues.com. Ordered from there a few times, always had great service. Some of the low-crown hats are stitched poorly or have bad brims, so sometimes it can be a letdown to get a great cap but poor hat construction.

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Seems a good place to ask... what is that site that has tons of minor league and low-crown New Era hats? Might even be primarily mail-order. I know I've seen it linked on this board before.

www.minorleagues.com. Ordered from there a few times, always had great service. Some of the low-crown hats are stitched poorly or have bad brims, so sometimes it can be a letdown to get a great cap but poor hat construction.

I don't understand why the 5950 low crowns are not more readily available and/or popular. Pretty sure minorleagues.com and the new era website are the only places you can get them. They are very difficult to find.

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Seems a good place to ask... what is that site that has tons of minor league and low-crown New Era hats? Might even be primarily mail-order. I know I've seen it linked on this board before.

Mickey's Place

Mickey's place only has the high-crown 5950s. Tons of hats though. Good store for the classics.

Seems a good place to ask... what is that site that has tons of minor league and low-crown New Era hats? Might even be primarily mail-order. I know I've seen it linked on this board before.

www.minorleagues.com. Ordered from there a few times, always had great service. Some of the low-crown hats are stitched poorly or have bad brims, so sometimes it can be a letdown to get a great cap but poor hat construction.

I don't understand why the 5950 low crowns are not more readily available and/or popular. Pretty sure minorleagues.com and the new era website are the only places you can get them. They are very difficult to find.

I've wondered that myself. And since the neweracap.com store looks to be aligned with Lids, I'm surprised Lids doesn't make them available on its site. Maybe there's some kind of non-compete clause, which would give minorleagues.com huge leverage.

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I only own two 5950's. One is a Reds hats that I bought on 5/2/2004 so it's almost ten years old. It's dirty as can be, worn in, and I love it. My girlfriend bought me a brand new one last year, but the high profile looks goofy on my head so I haven't worn it much. I also have a fitted Reds cap from the 80's that I found for $3 in a novelty store in Athens, OH. No puff embroidery, no mlb logo on the back. It's awesome.

Other than that I own a bunch of 47 brand hats. They're comfortable and I like the way they look on my head. I'm allowed to wear hats to work so I cycle through a few each week.

Here's the collection:

Ohio University

green. Pawprint.

green. Interlocking OU

Bengals

orange tiger head logo

Bengals

black tiger head logo

Reds

red with wishbone C

red with 70’s/80’s Mr Red logo

black with wishbone C.

Blue Jackets

Blue with flag star logo

blue with shoulder patch logo

blue white front panel with flag star logo (faded from navy blue to a light gray. Permanently sweaty and smelly. I don’t wear it much anymore)

black with the flag star logo

Blue with the third jersey logo.

Blue Hartford Whalers

Black university of Cincinnati

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I apply to Lids every thirty days... keep praying they call!

I wouldn't be that happy if I were you. Genesco (which runs Lids) is a pretty terrible company to work for. I've worked for them on and off for the last 7 or 8 years and have left every single time because upper management was such a problem.

I'm not sure of your location, but of you're anywhere near a Hat Club, apply there. They don't have nearly the micro management that Lids has, and they have a WAY better selection.

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