rmackman

Buttons on Authentic MLB Jerseys

Recommended Posts

Below you'll see three button types on three different authentic MLB jerseys (Chicago Cubs Home, Arizona Diamondbacks Alternate, Chicago White Sox Alternate). Each one has slightly different buttons.

  • The Cubs appear to use a "Cat Eye" shaped button.
  • The White Sox use a traditional, pearl colored, "4-Hole" button.
  • The D-Backs (at least in 1999) used same-color-as-jersey "4-Hole" buttons.

So, I'm curious if anyone out there has any knowledge regarding buttons. Are they arbitrary? Are teams supposed to use specific ones? Why are some teams "customized" for the color of the jersey and others not? All three of these jerseys are made by Russell Athletic, so it's before Majestic took over.

Thoughts?

ButtonCubs_zps499540dd.png

ButtonDiamondbacks_zpsd6ea14d7.png

ButtonWhiteSox_zpsae791bc3.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While I'd like to think teams asked for custom, colorized buttons, it could simply be that jerseys were manufactured at different locations, and each location had slightly different buttons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Henderson has some notes concerning buttons, but I don't have it with me right now. I think he said Majestic uses the 4-hole buttons on authentics & 2-button on replicas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting. These are all Russell, so maybe Majestic decided to make the button rules stricter...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Dodgers briefly used contrasting blue buttons on their road grays (this one is from 2002), but have since switched back to gray.

18598_01_lg.jpg

pMLB2-15062706dt.jpg

Does any team use contrasting buttons now?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.