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And while we're on the Dodgers, had they moved to Jersey City they might have gone with something like that on this gag cap, worn at Spring Training in 1956 to promote the Bums' games at Roosevelt Stadium:

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And finally, the Yankees had new prototype road uniforms in 1974:

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Fortunately, PR Director Marty Appel convinced Gabe Paul that ditching the road grays for all-navy was a bad idea.

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And finally, the Yankees had new prototype road uniforms in 1974:

pMLB2-3975793dt.jpg

Fortunately, PR Director Marty Appel convinced Gabe Paul that ditching the road grays for all-navy was a bad idea.

I'm not sure if you're joking or serious, but I don't think I have to even say that that's a current Yanks jersey. Unless you just photoshopped that one cuz you didn't take the time to look for an older pic...

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Here's another Jaguar prototype:

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And here's a speculated design for Baltimore's attempted expansion team before the Ravens arrived:

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Is that a prototype facemask as well? I don't think i've ever seen it.

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Has this Carolina Panthers prototype been covered yet?

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And the infamous Denver Bears strike zone prototypes.

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Hey guys I caught something for the Dodgers that really got my attention. It appears after looking at some old pictures of the annonced move to Los Angeles that the Dodgers were possible to used a different "LA" emblem on thier caps. It looks to me like its in the old MLB Tuscan font and the "L" is seemingly red with the "A" white and the two are interlocked in the same way the current "LA" is. It is featured in last photo of the photo gallery on Walter O' Malley's hall of fame page. All I can provide is a link to his page as the HOF uses flash player for their photo galleries so I cant paste it here. Check it out and tell me what ya think?

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers/d...playerId=545114

Great catch! I wonder if that was seriously considered? Or just thrown together once the move was announced?

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and 5 Dragons' logos (im not sure if thats all of em):

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The far right logo looked mighty familiar to me. Then I realized that it was the avatar of that Nick dude that pretended to be a girl and got banned. I wonder if he gave credit where it was due? (And if it's been mentioned before, I apologize for going over the issue again ^_^ )

That may have been the logo he used in his avatar. IIRC, he did credit the source... only after being called out about it.

Here's his avatar.

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The interesting thing is that the avatar was actually the logo his character used it the ill-fated Chris Creamer Wrestling Federation.

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And finally, the Yankees had new prototype road uniforms in 1974:

pMLB2-3975793dt.jpg

Fortunately, PR Director Marty Appel convinced Gabe Paul that ditching the road grays for all-navy was a bad idea.

I'm not sure if you're joking or serious, but I don't think I have to even say that that's a current Yanks jersey. Unless you just photoshopped that one cuz you didn't take the time to look for an older pic...

No photos have ever been released, so far as I know. The prototype has never surfaced. It never got as far as a public unveiling, and the general absence of blogs in 1974 meant that the organization could actually keep a secret. If Marty Appel hadn't decided to write a book, the whole plan might never have been known outside a handful of people.

You're right - that's a modern fashion jersey in the same style as the Yankees' proposed road makeover. Subtract the MLB logo at the collar and change the tags, however, and it gives you a very good idea of what they would have looked like. Available now, and even on sale. If you're into historical "What if?"s.

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And the infamous Denver Bears strike zone prototypes.

DenverBearsCohen1952.jpg

Don't know if that would qualify - they actually wore those for a while in 1952.

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These are Buffalo Bills prototype jerseys where they were going to use the other 'B' Logo in the design. I was told that it was a secondary logo but the more I look at the current helmet and striping patterns and how it doesn't really 'jive' well, the more I think that the team wanted this as a primary logo.

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I think perhaps at one point in time it almost was. I had an old JCPenney catalog that sold NFL Jerseys in it and to show what teams they had jerseys for, they have on the bottom a logo for each team and that is the logo it features for Buffalo. I wish I still had the catalog but I swear thats the logo it had for the Bills. I just remember seeing it and being baffled that they had a different logo and I showed my dad and he thought the same thing.

That was definitely going to be a secondary logo - I've got the Style Guide for that prototype uniform and logos (in vector even), and that logo was designated as a "Secondary Mark". It was also going to be placed on the right pant leg. The helmets were to be the same as the current design.

Since that logo can only face in one direction, you couldn't put it on the helmet unless you either reversed the "B", or just placed it on one side (a la Pittsburgh).

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And finally, the Yankees had new prototype road uniforms in 1974:

pMLB2-3975793dt.jpg

Fortunately, PR Director Marty Appel convinced Gabe Paul that ditching the road grays for all-navy was a bad idea.

And in the name of good taste, we all salute Marty Appel for job well done.

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That was definitely going to be a secondary logo - I've got the Style Guide for that prototype uniform and logos (in vector even), and that logo was designated as a "Secondary Mark". It was also going to be placed on the right pant leg. The helmets were to be the same as the current design.

Since that logo can only face in one direction, you couldn't put it on the helmet unless you either reversed the "B", or just placed it on one side (a la Pittsburgh).

Would you mind posting a picture of the uniforms?

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Has this Carolina Panthers prototype been covered yet?

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It was brought up a number of times in this thread, if not this forum, that the black pants would look better than the white pants for the road uniforms.

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Here's another Jaguar prototype:

cf32_1.JPG.jpg

And here's a speculated design for Baltimore's attempted expansion team before the Ravens arrived:

bombers%20proto.jpg

Is that a prototype facemask as well? I don't think i've ever seen it.

I run a youth football league and we have alot of these facemasks on our Schutt Youth Recruit helmets.

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Check this out, I have never seen it before.

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These are Buffalo Bills prototype jerseys where they were going to use the other 'B' Logo in the design. I was told that it was a secondary logo but the more I look at the current helmet and striping patterns and how it doesn't really 'jive' well, the more I think that the team wanted this as a primary logo.

5548_1.jpg

60d3_1.jpg

I think perhaps at one point in time it almost was. I had an old JCPenney catalog that sold NFL Jerseys in it and to show what teams they had jerseys for, they have on the bottom a logo for each team and that is the logo it features for Buffalo. I wish I still had the catalog but I swear thats the logo it had for the Bills. I just remember seeing it and being baffled that they had a different logo and I showed my dad and he thought the same thing.

That was definitely going to be a secondary logo - I've got the Style Guide for that prototype uniform and logos (in vector even), and that logo was designated as a "Secondary Mark". It was also going to be placed on the right pant leg. The helmets were to be the same as the current design.

Since that logo can only face in one direction, you couldn't put it on the helmet unless you either reversed the "B", or just placed it on one side (a la Pittsburgh).

Yeah, good point about it only being a one sided secondary logo...

Here is the RBK hat that I bought and found from some bootleg eBayer a few years back...

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Technically the Falcons logo is one sided, but that doesn't stop them from flipping it.

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No, the Ravens just need to take the 'B' out of their logo so they that it actually looks like a decent logo.

And the Falcons' works because it can be an 'F' on one side, and simply a falcon on the other. It's a versitale little guy.

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