Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Has Anybody Seen These Cloth Patches Before?

One of the best things that has happened as a result of starting this blog is communicating with the people who contact me after reading the blog. I really enjoy hearing from the people who e-mail me with questions about items that they have in their collection.

Usually I get questions about Fleer items, and sometimes I get questions about team logo items which I am able to share some insight on.

However, I've received a request that has me stumped. Tina sent a note asking if I could help identify some cloth patches with Baseball logos, and I'm afraid I've never seen them before:

Given the fact that the Blue Jays are included (who joined the American League in 1977) and looking at A's logo (which was used through 1982), I'm guessing that these are from the late 1970s to early 1980s, but beyond that, I don't know anything else about these patches.

I thought I'd post the picture to see if any readers have come across these patches before, and if so, I'd really appreciate any information that anyone could share. Thanks!


Steve Gierman said...

They look familiar, but I can't place them.

Anonymous said...

I think I have seen them auctioned at one point on Ebay. I believe that they date from 1977-1979, 1980 at the latest. The reason for those dates, I saw an auction for the same style patches but they included one for the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners logo was a yellow circle with the Seattle Mariners BASEBALL CLUB in a blue Serif gothic style font in the circle. The M in that logo is of the first style cap logo with the "M" as a trident device. This predates the All Star trident logo by a few years.

Sorry to bore you with all the info. :)