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Got a 1999 (?) Houston Astros Navy/Gold alternate hat today:

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Great addition to my hat collection.

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I have found my whale - An early 90s Team Telekom cycling jersey. I just won the auction for it on Ebay for 2,50 Euros plus shipping.

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Yes indeed. Zabel and Ullrich were the heroes of my childhood. Then "Operacion Puerto" happened. But noone can take away memories.

Plus, this very jersey seems to be from 1993 when I was born.

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Sadly, the 'whale' I listed a few posts ago is on ebay as we speak, but the shipping is too freakin' expensive! :(

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^ Well, I got outbid ion that 1980s Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey I mentioned. I gave it my best shot. Does anybody have that jersey in size L or XL that they want to get rid of?

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I thought I'd share my whale story because it's a jersey that has taken me forever to get. Anyway, after four years of searching, I finally bought myself a Vancouver Canucks 40th Anniversary jersey that they wore for only a small amount of games in the 2010-11 season. Back in 2011, I was at a flea market and I had the chance to buy one for $80, but I forgot my wallet and I went back and I never saw the guy selling it again. Because of my stupidity on that day in 2011, I ended up waiting four years for the opportunity to finally get one and just as I thought I was never going to find one for sale again, I found someone selling the jersey and I bought it and I feel like I wrote a huge jersey wrong, as that jersey is one of my favorite hockey jerseys.

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I decided I needed this hat for nostalgic reasons about a month ago. You can't go wrong with a hat worn by Clark Griswold *and* Dan Conner.

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I was bidding on one on eBay a few weeks back, but lost it for $17. I didn't know at the time that these were so in-demand. There are a few on eBay for $70 or more that don't sell, but I've been watching for a month to see if another one is posted. Nothing so far.

I know some people on here have posted of websites with vintage caps. I'm looking specifically for this version, not the orange-brimmed version with white outlines. Extensive Google searches have left me with nothing on this cap. The original caps were made by Sports Specialties, but Mitchell & Ness and a few others have reproduced them. SS made wool and corduroy versions. I'd take any Sports Specialties version or M&N, no preference. I'm just looking to spend $35 or less shipped. Let me know if anybody knows where to find this.

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I found one of my most sought after caps!!! At a mall an hour from my house that I NEVER go to. A store which is apparently a sister of Lids was selling hats at 50% off. This one was already marked down to $20. It was the ONLY one they had and it just HAPPENED to be 7 1/4. A force beyond me drew me to that store. I thoroughly believe that. This cost me $10.40. Outstanding!

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I found one of my most sought after caps!!! At a mall an hour from my house that I NEVER go to. A store which is apparently a sister of Lids was selling hats at 50% off. This one was already marked down to $20. It was the ONLY one they had and it just HAPPENED to be 7 1/4. A force beyond me drew me to that store. I thoroughly believe that. This cost me $10.40. Outstanding!

Nice find. The black low crown version of that hat was my whale and I found it on eBay earlier this year. Love that logo, just wish Toronto would have made a royal blue version of that cap.

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I decided I needed this hat for nostalgic reasons about a month ago. You can't go wrong with a hat worn by Clark Griswold *and* Dan Conner.

bears_script_2_grande.jpg?v=1366331721

I was bidding on one on eBay a few weeks back, but lost it for $17. I didn't know at the time that these were so in-demand. There are a few on eBay for $70 or more that don't sell, but I've been watching for a month to see if another one is posted. Nothing so far.

I know some people on here have posted of websites with vintage caps. I'm looking specifically for this version, not the orange-brimmed version with white outlines. Extensive Google searches have left me with nothing on this cap. The original caps were made by Sports Specialties, but Mitchell & Ness and a few others have reproduced them. SS made wool and corduroy versions. I'd take any Sports Specialties version or M&N, no preference. I'm just looking to spend $35 or less shipped. Let me know if anybody knows where to find this.

wait you lost for $17??? what were the search terms on ebay??

i can't believe someone got it for so low!

i have sold two the last 2 christmases for $300 each!

i follow the sports specialties script market very closely---check ebay + etsy daily.

and have a huge collection of these hats: instagram.com/noahgeoman/

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new-era-gray-toronto-blue-jays-coopersto

I found one of my most sought after caps!!! At a mall an hour from my house that I NEVER go to. A store which is apparently a sister of Lids was selling hats at 50% off. This one was already marked down to $20. It was the ONLY one they had and it just HAPPENED to be 7 1/4. A force beyond me drew me to that store. I thoroughly believe that. This cost me $10.40. Outstanding!

Nice find. The black low crown version of that hat was my whale and I found it on eBay earlier this year. Love that logo, just wish Toronto would have made a royal blue version of that cap.
They had the black one along with the "T" hat as well. Even one with black crown/blue bill.

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I decided I needed this hat for nostalgic reasons about a month ago. You can't go wrong with a hat worn by Clark Griswold *and* Dan Conner.

bears_script_2_grande.jpg?v=1366331721

I was bidding on one on eBay a few weeks back, but lost it for $17. I didn't know at the time that these were so in-demand. There are a few on eBay for $70 or more that don't sell, but I've been watching for a month to see if another one is posted. Nothing so far.

I know some people on here have posted of websites with vintage caps. I'm looking specifically for this version, not the orange-brimmed version with white outlines. Extensive Google searches have left me with nothing on this cap. The original caps were made by Sports Specialties, but Mitchell & Ness and a few others have reproduced them. SS made wool and corduroy versions. I'd take any Sports Specialties version or M&N, no preference. I'm just looking to spend $35 or less shipped. Let me know if anybody knows where to find this.

wait you lost for $17??? what were the search terms on ebay??

i can't believe someone got it for so low!

i have sold two the last 2 christmases for $300 each!

i follow the sports specialties script market very closely---check ebay + etsy daily.

and have a huge collection of these hats: instagram.com/noahgeoman/

Great to see this collection! Brings back memories.

When they came back in style a few years ago, I stocked up again, but nothing tops the original Sports Specialties caps for me.

I don't have a Bears one for you admiral, but you could go against the grain and buy my Bulls cap from that era. :)

Or the L.A. Raiders one that I bought because I was convinced it would make me rich one day... probably should have put it out there when Straight Outta Compton was released. Although their cap inaccuracies probably hurt the market.

I also have Cowboys in the original style and an assortment of black and white versions that came out on either side of 1990.

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Nice to see this thread making a comeback. My whale for 2016 is the Boston Bruins' 2010 Winter Classic jersey. I want one, that jersey is absolutely beautiful.

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On 10/25/2013 at 0:06 PM, phutmasterflex said:

I bought mine from a store near Angel Stadium several months ago. Standard pricing too. I think they might have one more of that size. I'd help you out but I rarely go to Anaheim unless it's baseball season.

For me, it's the 2003 Padres cap

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAN-DIEGO-PADRES-NEW-ERA-MLB-VINTAGE-RETRO-PINCH-HITTER-REPLICA-CAP-HAT-NEW-/121693651308?hash=item1c5581c16c:m:mxb1dCclfWMlId3EzTOwEEA

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Since I've found a few 'whales' in this thread already, here is my newest one:

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This Kintetsu Buffaloes (Nippon Pro Baseball - Pacific League) jersey from the 1980s is my newest whale.

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I let a Theo Fleury Rangers blue Liberty alternate slip through my fingers for $31 on eBay this week :(

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