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Gashouse’s Sports Catalog Collection, Vol 5: NFL 1978

Click to enlarge Good morning, and happy summer solstice! It’s been a while since we took a look at a vintage sports merch catalog from Kevin “Gashouse” Cearfoss’s collection. We’ve …

Bucco Bruce to Make Long-Awaited Return … Eventually

When the NFL announced last June that the one-shell rule was being scrapped after 2021 and that teams would once again be able to have multiple helmet shell colors beginning …

Source: Only 15 NFL Teams Adding New Helmets in 2022

Good morning! Welcome to the first day of the final month of the year. Now then: As we all know by now, the NFL will be lifting the one-shell rule …

Gashouse’s Sports Catalog Collection, Vol. 3: NFL 1973

Click to enlarge It’s time to take a look at another vintage sports merch catalog from Kevin “Gashouse” Cearfoss’s collection. We’ve already examined his 1970 and 1971 NFL catalogs, and …

Talking MLB Player Caps with Aced Out Prexy Steve Adler

I don’t usually write about retail merch, but I recently learned about a company called Aced Out that has an intriguing niche: They have a license from the MLB Players …

Some Quick Thoughts on NFL Draft Caps

The 2021 NFL draft begins tonight. Personally, I’m not into the draft as a live event — I’m happy reading the post-draft analysis of which teams did well, which did …

It’s Not Orcket Science: A Jersey Typo for the Ages

OH COME ON https://t.co/dfoZ04pOc8 pic.twitter.com/CkVOzuV7bE — Taylor Pate (@taylorlpate) March 3, 2021 About skatey-eight jillion people yesterday sent me the tweet shown above — clearly a classic of its type. …

Uni Watch Classics: Nick Francona on Memorial Day Uniforms

[Editor’s Note: The days tend to bleed into each other during the pandemic, so you might not realize that Memorial Day is now just a few days away. With that …

The Story Behind the NFL’s 1990s Uniform Deals

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be healthy and safe. Hope you are as well. Now then: Over the past two decades we’ve …

Powering Up a Debate Over NFL Batteries

Lately I’ve been hearing some chatter about NFL team-branded batteries. It began a few weeks ago when Twitter-er Shaun Meulemans posted the photo shown above and said, “This might me …

The Untold Story of the NFL Game Face

Click to enlarge Back in January I retweeted a photo of a ski mask designed to look like an NFL helmet. Those ski masks, called Game Faces, were sold back …

What It Was Like Working for Starter in the 1980s and ’90s

Click to enlarge Twenty years ago today — April 19, 1999 — the sportswear brand Starter filed for bankruptcy, bringing an end to a storied retail and on-field brand. As …

Some Thoughts on This Year’s MLB Holiday Uniforms

As you probably know by now, MLB released its holiday uniforms on Friday. Phil had a full rundown on Saturday. If you haven’t already read that, start there so you’re …

What It Was Like to Work at Twins Enterprise

Cleaning out the office and found this. What should I do with it, @UniWatch? (CC @zach_goodall) #Jaguars pic.twitter.com/MM3buCuk2d — Jeff Sharon (@Jeff_Sharon) February 12, 2019 Last week a guy named …

Underappreciated Uni Element Featured for First Time on Cap

The egg timer at the New Era offices — the one that rings every few weeks to remind them it’s time to feed the retail beast by cranking out another …