I spent the weekend knocking around upstate with my friends Jon and Karen. We hit a lot of thrift, vintage, and junk outlets, including an old barn where I spotted the poster you see above. Must be from early 1971, since Thomas had been a rookie in 1970. I didn’t buy it, but it was too tasty not to photograph — dig those pants, those shoes, that turtleneck. I especially like the cryptic “Listen to the man” line, which is particularly ironic given that Thomas was about to become infamous for not saying a single word to anyone during the ’71 season. (Also, I’d never heard of Pedwin shoes, although it turns out they did plenty of sports-themed advertising. Anyone know more about this brand?)
Something else I did not buy: this football-shaped 45-rpm record, which I found in an antiques shop in Kingston.
The one thing I did buy: this swell bowling shirt, for a very reasonable $16.
And that’s it for today, because a certain uniform columnist is marking his birthday by taking the day off. Back with a full slate of content tomorrow. — Paul