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Early Baseball Caps -
Prominent in the 1860's and 70's, and first commercially popularized as the No 1 in the Peck and Snyder catalog, the Boston Club style could be had with or without a star on the top. It's unadorned version, a direct descendant of the newsboy style was worn by the great teams of the day; the Philadelphia Athletics, NY Gothams and Unions of Morrisannia. While still listed in sporting goods catalogs into the 1880's the Boston Club Cap’s popularity by then had been eclipsed by various pillbox styles.
An eight panel, floppy construction with soft 2” visor. All wool flannel. Leather sweat band. Available with or without contrasting star on the top.