Over the past weekend, I enjoyed a visit here in Minneapolis from my dad and step-mom. I mentioned a few weeks ago that Dad had attended a game back in June where the New York Mets faced off against their cross-town rivals, the Yankees—and actually won. The nice guy that he is, my dad fulfilled my request that he pick me up a Mets cap, and he made good on the promise of delivering said cap during this visit.
I was happy to add it to my collection. The cap he got for me is in the front, and the label claims that this style is the kind worn by the Mets during batting practice. The one in the back they picked up for my girlfriend (who couldn’t care less about baseball or baseball caps, by the way), and boasts no claims as to its authenticity, except being, you know, official merchandise.
I really dig the cap more than I thought I would—even though it doesn’t have Mr. Met on it. My collection is small, as you can see, and so far the only two hats I’ve managed to put in there with retro-style mascots are those of the Minnesota Twins (which I bought a size too small for my deceptively large head) and the San Diego Padres.
The Padres hat was actually the first in my baseball cap collection, as I spotted it one day in a shop and knew I had to have it. I didn’t have any particular attachment to the team at all—but a monk with a baseball bat is too cool a logo to pass up. The Seattle Mariners cap is pretty unexciting when compared to the rest, but it’s just a nice souvenir from a fun weekend trip to the city.
So that’s my collection as it stands. I think I need to get serious about this, though, and really start expanding my collection ASAP. Got any recommendations?