Hi there Cap fans! Today’s Cap of the Week is the beloved 1949-1957 New York Giants Cooperstown Cap!
This was the final cap worn by the Giants before their move across the country to San Francisco following the 1957 season. It’s the cap made most famous by Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” to win the 1951 NL Pennant and by Willie Mays’ incredible catch in the 1954 World Series!
The cap features an interlocking NY logo, which most people now associate with the Mets. The Mets chose the NY logo as an homage to the Giants, with a primary blue color honoring the departed Brooklyn Dodgers. Prior to 1947, the Giants wore a light blue cap with an NY logo. The team started wearing their familiar black and orange colors permanently in 1947, using a wider version of the NY logo before settling on this narrower NY version that’s still worn by the Mets today.
The cap is a Roman Pro Cooperstown Cap circa late 80’s, early 90’s and includes a leather sweatband and green underbrim.
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