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The North Stars used the logo that would coincide with their move to Dallas at center ice during the last season before the rebrand to black.

 

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There's a better photo out there somewhere but I can't find it at the moment...

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Nebraska football switched from gray facemasks to red for the 1982 Orange Bowl. They've been red ever since.

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In 2011 the Twins designated the cream throwbacks as the primary home option to honor Harmon Killebrew. In August the team made the M caps the primary option because of a hot streak while wearing them, creating this odd mismatch of a look:

 

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1 hour ago, Bmac said:

Nebraska football switched from gray facemasks to red for the 1982 Orange Bowl. They've been red ever since.

 

The face mask example just refreshed my memory.

 

The Saskatchewan Roughriders wore white helmets on the road from 2012 to 2015.  During the 2013 season, they made the permanent switch from green masks to white masks on the white helmet.  

 

Will cite photos of Geroy Simon with the Riders, as 2013 was his only season wearing the green and white on the field.

 

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This is a unique one happening this year in the Quebec-based lower level minor pro Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey (LNAH).  Involves 3 uniform changes this season.

 

The Berlin BlackJacks started their first season as the first ever US-based team in LNAH.  Wearing black and yellow:

 

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It was a financial nightmare for the team that probably should not have started.  The league took over the team 10 games into the season in early November.  While the league figured out what to do, the team barnstormed into early December as Petrole & Propane Belanger.  Basically named after a Quebec company that must have been providing financial backing.  Company logo and colours.  Wore black uniforms trimmed with red:

 

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In early December, the team found a new home in Saint-Jerome.  Became the Petroliers Du Nord (Northern Oilers).  With this came another new uniform, third this season.  The Northern Oilers wear red with black trim:

 

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On 2/2/2019 at 5:01 AM, Timaa said:

 

In a similar situation, in '94, the Yankees switched from polyester to cotton uniforms with disastrous results.

 

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If you recall, the switch went well at first.

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Not a perfect example because it's a change from preseason to regular season, but the 1992-93 Phoenix Suns wore their older "Western font" jerseys in the preseason, then switched to the "Flaming Basketball" jerseys for the regular season.

 

Here's Charles Barkley wearing the older jerseys during the preseason.

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...and a clip of Barkley dunking on the Pistons, also during the preseason, notable because they're wearing the older jerseys, but the floor has the newer logos.

 

 

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The Los Angeles Angels became the California Angels on September 2, 1965, shortly before the end of the 1965 season.  The change came in honor of the team's impending move to Anaheim Stadium for the 1966 season.  I don't know if they changed their logo at the same time, or if they used the LA cap logo for the rest of the '65 season.

 

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In 2003, The Houston Aeros wore a uniform that was meant to be a throwback to the WHL Aeros of the 70's, with a chest patch celebrating the new version of the Aeros' 10th season using the new primary logo with the previous primary logo on the shoulders.

 

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In 1990, the Jerry Glanville Falcons changed to the black/black/silver home set, and they began the season with red numbers on the white jerseys.  In Week 7 or 8, they changed to black numbers on white jerseys.  

 

I also have a vague recollection of the Steelers starting a season (1998?) in their recently Nike-fied sets wearing black nameplates on their white jerseys, but switching to the time-honored gold nameplates on the white jerseys late in the season.  But I may be wrong on that one.

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On 2/4/2019 at 3:33 PM, sc49erfan15 said:

Not a perfect example because it's a change from preseason to regular season, but the 1992-93 Phoenix Suns wore their older "Western font" jerseys in the preseason, then switched to the "Flaming Basketball" jerseys for the regular season.

 

Here's Charles Barkley wearing the older jerseys during the preseason.

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...and a clip of Barkley dunking on the Pistons, also during the preseason, notable because they're wearing the older jerseys, but the floor has the newer logos.

 

 

Yeah, that was pretty standard in the 90s/2000s - teams with new unis would usually wear the previous season's duds in preseason, waiting for regular season to start before busting out the new threads.

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13 hours ago, MG3 said:

In 1990, the Jerry Glanville Falcons changed to the black/black/silver home set, and they began the season with red numbers on the white jerseys.  In Week 7 or 8, they changed to black numbers on white jerseys.  

 

I also have a vague recollection of the Steelers starting a season (1998?) in their recently Nike-fied sets wearing black nameplates on their white jerseys, but switching to the time-honored gold nameplates on the white jerseys late in the season.  But I may be wrong on that one.

 

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It looks like the Steelers switched between seasons.

 

 

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1 hour ago, leopard88 said:

It looks like the Steelers switched between seasons.

 

 

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Besides going from a black to yellow name on back, what changed with the steelers uniforms? The fonts look the same

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24 minutes ago, cajunaggie08 said:

 

Besides going from a black to yellow name on back, what changed with the steelers uniforms? The fonts look the same

 

I think that's it.  1997 was the first year with the italicized numbers.  The NOB color then changed for 1998.

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30 minutes ago, cajunaggie08 said:

 

Besides going from a black to yellow name on back, what changed with the steelers uniforms? The fonts look the same

 

The NOB fonts were slightly different in 1997 preseason (and Aug 31) vs. 1997 regular season. Then, as noted above, they used gold letters outlined in black in 1998.

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There's a lot of teams who switch uniforms after preseason. Some teams wear a unique combo.

The 1978 Jets wore their Namath era jerseys in preseason with the (then) new helmet and logo. 

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1 hour ago, cajunaggie08 said:

 

Besides going from a black to yellow name on back, what changed with the steelers uniforms? The fonts look the same

 

They switched from standard block nameplate lettering to the Futura nameplate lettering they currently use.

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4 hours ago, andrewharrington said:

 

They switched from standard block nameplate lettering to the Futura nameplate lettering they currently use.

ah. i see it now

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When the Flames introduced their new red primary jerseys in 2003, the name plate was black, outlined in white.  People complained that they couldn't read the names, so it was quickly changed to white, outlined in black.

 

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Another hockey one I just remembered.  The first-year 1974-75 Washington Capitals started the season wearing white pants with their red uniforms.  That did not last and they ended up switching to blue pants during the season.

 

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