Major NickNOB Discovery

Serious historical find today, kids, and it’s a follow-up to something we first discussed back in 2012. In May of that year we addressed the rumor that 49ers running back Doug Cunningham had worn a “Goober” nickNOB in the early 1970s. At the time, the only rear-view photo of Cunningham that anyone could produce was […]

Can the Glow-in-the-Dark Uni Be Far Behind?

Surprising news from the NBA last night, as reports began filtering out that the league will allow, or maybe even encourage, players on the Heat and Nets to wear nicknames on their jerseys for one game this season. (There’s an additional article here.)

This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen nickNOBs on basketball uniforms, […]

Braves NickNOBs, Continued

[Editor’s Note: For the first two installments in this series, look here and here.]

Well well well, look what we have here — Jimmy Wynn in nickNOB mode. I recently obtained that photo from the Braves. It’s the only color image of their 1976 nickNOBs I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, they have only one other […]

Braves NickNOBs Revisited

Last Tuesday’s entry, about the 1976 Braves’ nickNOBs, generated lots of very positive response (thanks, gang) and some good suggestions as well, so it’s time for a follow-up.

First and foremost, regarding the question of whether Jerry Royster ever wore “Rooster” in addition to “J.Bird” (we have photographic evidence for the latter but not […]