Monday, March 3, 2008

Fleer Baseball Cloth Patches - Baltimore Orioles

For the Orioles, the City/Logo patches can be found with 3 variations: the first has the logo with a black circle and the other 2 have orange circles. The variation between the 2 patches with orange circles is a color difference. One patch has a more reddish shade of orange, and the other has a much lighter shade of orange. The black circle logo is the earliest of the 3 patches.

There are also 3 variations of the cap / team name patches. The earliest patch has an orange background (which is odd since the Orioles did not wear orange caps during the late 60's/early 70's - although they did briefly wear the orange jersey & pants combination), while the other 2 patches with the black background have the same orange color variations found on the logo stickers.

You can see that the patch on the left has a darker shade of orange compared to the patch on the right. We will come across this same color variation on other teams that had orange as part of their color scheme as we continue our review.

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