Monday, March 17, 2008

Fleer Baseball Cloth Patches - Kansas City Royals

The Royals had no logo change during the 7 year run of the Fleer Cloth Patches, so the only Logo patch variation is a color variation. The earliest patch had a lighter shade of blue as seen on the patch on the left:

Likewise, the Cap/Team Name patches have a similar color variation with the earlier patch having a lighter shade of blue as well as "KC" in gold instead of the familiar white:

This is the same color scheme we saw with the 1969 Trophy Plaques:

Perhaps the team was initially going to use gold for the "KC" when the team was still in its formation stages during 1968 when the artwork was provided to Fleer to be used in their upcoming 1969 sets. I don't know how else you would explain both of these issues having "KC" in gold during the team's inaugural season.

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