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Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

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Two-for: Grant Hill in the wrong uniform era (before the switch to the teal uniforms that he is synonymous with), and Michael Jordan wearing the wrong number (45, instead of his iconic #23).

 

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3 hours ago, kroywen said:

J.D. Drew during his very first month with the Cardinals, as a September call-up in 1998. What's wrong about this uniform? It was the second of the Cardinals' two season experiment without front numbers. The front numbers would return in 1999, when Drew would stick in the majors for most of the season:

 

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The Cardinals will always look wrong without the front number. Unfortunately, they had the numberless front during two seasons in which players of theirs had great performances, 1980 and 1998.

 

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I think that many people adjust their memories so that they "remember" those players in those pivotal years wearing the more typical uniform.

 

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On 3/28/2017 at 2:00 PM, kimball said:

We have the Players in the "Wrong" Uniforms thread and within that thread I've seen a few "Right Team, Wrong Uniform" entries. I thought I'd separate the two, because it is an interesting topic of its' own.

 

Here are a few to start the thread off with ...

 

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Charles Barkley, Preseason 1992, Phoenix Suns

 

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Matt Hasselbeck, 2001, Seattle Seahawks

 

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Jeff Bagwell, 1992, Houston Astros.

 

My opinion, all three of these players are in the right uniform. 

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39 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

The Cardinals will always look wrong without the front number. Unfortunately, they had the numberless front during two seasons in which players of theirs had great performances, 1980 and 1998.

 

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I think that many people adjust their memories so that they "remember" those players in those pivotal years wearing the more typical uniform.

 

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I think that's true - I doubt many people even remember that the Cards weren't wearing front numbers back in 1998 during McGwire's home run chase. Personally, I'll never look at that 1998 uniform and not think it looks so weird and incomplete.

 

I will say, for uniform nerds like us with an eye for these things, that McGwire might be the only Cardinal for whom the number-less uniform is the "right" uniform, given that the signature moment of his career happened in that uniform.

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41 minutes ago, kroywen said:

I think that's true - I doubt many people even remember that the Cards weren't wearing front numbers back in 1998 during McGwire's home run chase. Personally, I'll never look at that 1998 uniform and not think it looks so weird and incomplete.

 

I will say, for uniform nerds like us with an eye for these things, that McGwire might be the only Cardinal for whom the number-less uniform is the "right" uniform, given that the signature moment of his career happened in that uniform.

Actually didn't even realize the cards had front numbers on their jerseys at this time. Now if the dodgers dropped their front numbers, I'd notice. Personally I like them better without now that I'm seeing it. 

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1 hour ago, verno said:

My opinion, all three of these players are in the right uniform. 

 

Barkley wore that uniform for all of half a dozen preseason games and you think it's the "right" uniform? Seriously?

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7 hours ago, Discogod said:

 

Barkley wore that uniform for all of half a dozen preseason games and you think it's the "right" uniform? Seriously?

I just think the Sun's original uniform looks better than their 92 redesign. I agree though that people tend to associate Barkley with the nineties set.

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2 hours ago, Andrew_Gamer_NZP said:

 

I don't think this fits the thread. I don't think anyone associates Keith Hernandez with the Indians.

Sorry, I'm in the wrong thread. At some point I got confused with them because they all have similar names.

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4 hours ago, TRoyConcepts said:

Thomas Vanek

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I know that Vanek was drafted that early, but I subconsciously think of him in the Buffaslug and then the Navy uniforms... 

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