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Monday, September 26, 2011

Throwback Diamondbacks New Era

In my previous posts ranting about how the Arizona Diamondbacks and New Era caps botched their sale of "throwback" caps by making them grossly inaccurate, I did a lot of internet hunting to find myself some accurate reproductions of the cap I was looking for. I eventually found myself on Facebook and looking at a physical store's page located in Brooklyn, New York called Lee's Sneakers and sent them an e-mail, within 4 days I had negotiated my purchase and ordered their whole stock of the cap in my size of 7-1/8 :)


I think this cap turned out fantastic! It is an incredibly accurate representation of the original dbacks cap. About the only difference, is that the colour of the "A" is a little too light, but this can be explained due to New Era discontinuing that colour a few years back.



Now as expected, the caps are Made in China, which is a disappointment but something that really can't be avoided in this day and age when it comes to New Era caps, if it isn't On-Field is most likely won't be American. Another anomaly is that the cap isn't a Cooperstown Collection, but listed as just "Genuine Merchandise."




The back of the cap is also accurate due to its flat embroidery, at the start of the 2007 season New Era started giving the rear raised embroidery like they do with the front.

REPRODUCTION

ORIGINAL


The embroidery on the front also looks fantastic, it is an awesome reproduction of the original in every detail. As described above, the only difference is the colour of the "A", due to a discontinuation of the thread that was used originally.

REPRODUCTION

ORIGINAL


And here are the two caps next to each other, don't mind the colour difference too much between the shades of purple, the original cap could have been made from anywhere between 1998-2006.

Original vs. Reproduction

For any information on these caps or any other caps that you may be interested in purchasing, please contact Lee's Sneakers for any information.  I recommend that you Like him on Facebook and give a look at his pictures, there you can copy URLs and send them to Lee's Sneakers and they will be more than happy to mail you the caps and they also take PayPal. Now I'm just a young college student attending a university, but I can assure you that the caps are definitely worth the money should you decided to buy them! And with PayPal, your purchases are definitely insured better than the best car insurance you will ever buy!

New Era by far isn't a cheap baseball hat, they are the best quality baseball hats you can find, and they have a wide range of custom baseball hats too.

Please visit Lee's Sneakers at: http://www.facebook.com/leesneakers

E-mail them with any questions at: leesneakers@yahoo.com

35 comments:

  1. wow it seems great! im loling at the baseball guy logotype, it looks like he has a cowboy hat! hahah

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  2. Great hats, New Era always has it on lock. Love the blog.

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  3. Cool. It's interesting to know the difference.

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  4. great images, I really like new era caps!

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  5. @Give Everything Aaand now I can't unsee the cowboy hat. Thanks.

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  6. Though Im not fan of baseball, I like caps, and always wear one. These look cool, too bad they cant be found here lol.

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  7. I myself never was a huge fan of baseball but I am a sucker for caps... these look really cool!

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  8. Great cap, wearing the Major League Baseball is so hip! I don't know anything about Arizona Diamondbacks but after googling it, it seems like a decent club that should win the League again soon.

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  9. Man you did a lot of research and you show a lot of dedication. You are really great at attention to detail. I applaud you.

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  10. I wish looked good in hats! These are cool though.

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  11. It's nice that you can get that excited over caps

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  12. damn, to be honest i would have never been able to tell the difference at first glance, but with the photos right next to eachother.... its a huge difference!

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  13. nice hats the colors really dont look that different either.

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  14. nice. I need a new hat. I might look into this one.

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  15. you know unless i saw the pictures swapped i would prefer the reproduction over the original!.. it looks better sewn together XD,,, +follow

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  16. i don't like reproductions... originals are much better.

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  17. Nice hat, the reproduction looks great. I whis I had one now.

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  18. makes it hard to tell the diff between the repos

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  19. This blog post is great. I've been reading your blog posts regularly and I think they're great! Keep up the excellent work! Followed!

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  20. Great cap.
    Nice colors, i really like this post.

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  21. Heh, I couldn't tell the difference at first, but I kind of saw it in the end.

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  22. they had an impressive season..from last to first!

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  23. Great post man +follow to your blog, keep it up.

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