Orioles Fans Get A Retro Facelift

Wow, look at the Orioles… bringin’ it back. Love it. No, that’s not a retro uni setup. That’s their new 2012 digs. Here’s a glimpse of all the times this lil’ cartoon birdie was used on an Orioles cap, masterfully captured here.

Top-Bottom, L-R:

  1. 1966-1973 – This is the logo you see most often on the black crowned caps.  I think it’s pretty safe to call this one THE ’66-’74 cap logo.  Made by Wilson.
  2. 1974 – This logo seems to show up in ’74, but would remain on the caps through the transition to the white and orange panels.   Also made by Wilson.
  3. 1975-1978 – Logo used on both white and orange panel (’75-’76 only) alternate. Made by AJD.
  4. 1975-1976 – Logo used on both white and orange panel (’75-’76 only) alternate. Made by AJD.
  5. 1978 – Made by Roman Pro.
  6. 1979-1988 – Made by New Era.
Pretty freaking impressive investigative work there. Too bad the idiot Padres didn’t do the same retro thing with their new unis.

-bp

[lobbed by Jonesy]

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