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Category: Jewelry

The Strange Story of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Necklace

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s birthday was on Saturday — he turned 75 (just like the NBA this season!). And in a nice case of good timing, today’s Uni Watch entry is about …

Another Mystery Solved, Plus More 1983 All-Star Goodness

Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday afternoon, a few hours after I posted yesterday’s blog entry about the White Sox No. 13 Mystery Man with the “Gallagher” NOB at the …

Nats Unveil Championship Rings With Grammatical Error

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be healthy and safe. I hope things are also going well in your household. Now then: One …

World Series Press Pins Inspire a New Uni Watch Pin

The National League Championship Series begins tonight, with the American League following tomorrow. Soon it’ll be time for the World Series, which means it will also be time for a …

NFL, NBA Put the Kibosh on Unauthorized Gear

It was a tough day yesterday for unauthorized uniform accessories, as the NFL and NBA both sent their uni police squads after some rogue players, or at least some rogue …

An MLB History Mystery Involving an American Flag Pin

A few weeks ago I wrote about Lou Gehrig wearing a Eugene the Jeep pin on his Yankees jersey. Along the way, I mentioned the other MLBers who’ve worn pins …

History Mystery: Why Did the Iron Horse Wear a Metal Pin?

Click to enlarge A fascinating little MLB mystery unfolded yesterday on Twitter. It began when Matt Dahlgren (author of the baseball memoir Rumor in Town) posted the Lou Gehrig photo …

Nosy Business

Photo by Peter Diana, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; click to enlarge Notice anything unusual about this photo of Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant from last Sunday’s game against the Vikings? Here, let’s …

Talking Wedding Rings With Bears QB Jordan Palmer

I was recently contacted by the folks behind the Qalo ring, which is pitched as a soft, flexible wedding band “for the active lifestyle.” I was curious about their product, …

Curling Pins, Revisited

Two years ago I did a post about the wonderful curling pins accumulated by reader Katie Moorhead’s family. Katie recently got back in touch with some good news: “Over Christmas, …

Gearing Up for the Fall Classic

That World Series thingie is scheduled to start tonight, so I thought we’d go over a few points regarding the two teams. To wit: • Feeling gravity’s pull: Has anyone …

Monday Morning Uni Watch

All season long, Vikes coach Brad Childress has worn a special non-branded headset due to his hearing impairment, but the clowns at Motorola finally decided to impose their logo and …

Rank Has Its Privileges

Notice anything unusual about this Gary Matthews gamer from 1983? That smudge on the right sleeve is a little sergeant’s pin — a reference to Matthews’s nickname, Sarge. But was …

Chasing Dreams in Magazines

By Phil Hecken, turning two with Larry Wiederecht I’m rejoined today by Larry Wiederecht (“Lwiedy”), my double play partner, as today we look the pages of another All Star Game …

Uni Watch Book Club: The Football Book

New ESPN column today — here’s the link. Meanwhile: For months now people have been telling me to pick up a copy of The Football Book, part of a series …