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Bonus points for being in San Jose.

When was this? The card is from the '97-'98 season, the same year the Warriors debuted those jerseys, but according to the mothership, Charlotte last wore those purple jerseys in '95-'96. Hmm...

This photo should have been taken from the '97-'98 preseason.

Yeah, the mothership's wrong (again). The Hornets wore the purple alts up until 1996-97, and that exhibition game vs. the Warriors on Oct. 10 1997 was the last time those alts were ever worn, since the Hornets changed unis that season.

It's also a rare case of a team wearing new unis in the preseason, as typically teams will wait until the regular season starts to debut the new threads.

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Wizards vs. Warriors in 2011. First year in Golden State's current unis, last year in Washington's blue and gold unis.

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Also from that year:

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The first year for the Jazz and Cavs uniforms, the last for the Wizards' uniforms.

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Florida Marlins vs. Montreal Expos, 2004

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Considering where that pic was taken, that IS a rare matchup. That pic was taken at US Cellular Field in Chicago. Marks one of only two times the Marlins have played a home game outside of Miami.

Marlins played a home series in Puerto Rico in 2010 against the Mets, and one in Seattle in 2011 against the Mariners.

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Florida Marlins vs. Montreal Expos, 2004

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Considering where that pic was taken, that IS a rare matchup. That pic was taken at US Cellular Field in Chicago. Marks one of only two times the Marlins have played a home game outside of Miami.

Why?

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I don't have a pic, but the Royals only played the Washington Senators 34 times over the course of 3 years.

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Florida Marlins vs. Montreal Expos, 2004

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Considering where that pic was taken, that IS a rare matchup. That pic was taken at US Cellular Field in Chicago. Marks one of only two times the Marlins have played a home game outside of Miami.

Why?

A hurricane was hitting South Florida. I think they chose Chicago because it was open, a neutral AL park, and IIRC, the Marlins had just played a series in Milwaukee, so they could get there easily.

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Florida Marlins vs. Montreal Expos, 2004

UU41J.Em.56.jpeg

Considering where that pic was taken, that IS a rare matchup. That pic was taken at US Cellular Field in Chicago. Marks one of only two times the Marlins have played a home game outside of Miami.

Why?

A hurricane was hitting South Florida. I think they chose Chicago because it was open, a neutral AL park, and IIRC, the Marlins had just played a series in Milwaukee, so they could get there easily.

I thought it was something to do with a concert? Possibly Billy Joel? Or am I flat out wrong

EDIT: I'm partially flat out wrong. U2 forced them to play the Mariners in Seattle as the home team. 2011 I believe.

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The Houston Oilers only played the "newly formed" Carolina panthers once before they became the Titans! Can't seem to find a picture though.... happened on November 24, 1996. Help me find it!!!

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Also here is the Oilers Jaguars - Happened 6 times though before the renaming. Only 4 times when Oilers were in Houston though.JagsOilersWin.JPG

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..and here is a 1996 match of the pats in their old unis and the ravens with their shield helmets. The only match. Though the 96 season was filled with unique uni matches I guess since it was a one year uniform.

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mind = blown

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For some reason they've been making replicas of that Canucks jersey and stocking them in stores around Vancouver. I don't get it, they weren't even popular when they were new.

That jersey has a couple of interesting things going on, a phantom flying v homage, and the only red primary canucks jersey design ever made, unless you count the Orca gradient jersey, which I don't.

Oh, also, that picture is also a rare match up as the Canucks wore that jersey with black socks for one year, and then red socks the second year of that jersey.

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Yeah I found a few red/black diagonal jerseys at a Surrey SportChek priced at $135 the other day. Pretty expensive for a terrible, always unpopular jersey.

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