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What a Large Closet You Have

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Got a note a little while back from reader Andy Edelson, who’d investigated an interesting phenomenon. I’ll let him tell the tale in his own words:

During a recent Rangers/Canucks broadcast, the New York announcers were interviewing Vancouver captain Trevor Linden between periods and noted that he’s worn 11 of the franchise’s 13 NHL jerseys — quite the impressive feat. Being the uni aficionado that I am, I had to research this peculiar stat.

By my count, it’s actually nine of 13 [one, two, three (very similar to the previous one, just slight color changes), four, five, six, seven (very similar to number five, the main change being the shoulder patches in the latter version and the switch in ’03-’04 to wear the dark jerseys at home), eight, nine — PL]. Still impressive (or nauseating, depending on your view of Vancouver’s constant uni overhauls), as Linden has spent all or part of 15 seasons with the Canucks during his 20-year career.

As if wearing some of history’s ugliest jersey’s weren’t enough, “Captain Canuck” spent a few seasons in exile, during which he wore the Islanders’ “wave” design. All in all, in 20 years, Linden has worn 13 different sweaters for five teams, including stints with the aforementioned Islanders (who went back to their classic design in Linden’s final season with them), the Canadiens, and the Caps.

Not including journeymen who’ve been traded eight or nine times, can you think of any other player in all of North American pro sports who’s been the canvass for so many jersey styles, especially while for the most part being the face of a single franchise?

Good question. Can anyone think of a relatively non-itinerant player who can give Linden a run for his money in the “Most Jerseys” sweepstakes?

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Super Bowl Tales, Continued: Yesterday’s guest entry by Nicole Haase about her experience as a security guard in Super Bowl XXXVI prompted reader Ryan Patrick to share his own story as a Super Bowl employee:

Through an old friend of my dad’s, I got a sweet gig working for Entertainment Tonight at Super Bowl XXXVIII. They needed someone from Houston who knew how to get around and where all the clubs were, since they covered all that stuff. I was in my first semester in law school and it was an easy $500/day (plus I got to go to the Play Station, Maxim, Playboy, SI, ESPN, and MTV parties).

Entertainment Tonight also covered the pregame and halftime shows, so when we were on the field I had to wear this vest, along with all my credentials that hung around my neck [here’s the rear view and tagging]. Depending on what kind of access you had, you had a different color. You HAD to have it on you, so it was weird to see the on-air people with it tucked into the waist of their jeans so they didn’t look like total idiots on TV with these things on.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Kudos to the oh-so-clever reader who came up with the first caption listed beneath the photo here. … More coverage of Wednesday night’s Va.Tech/Maryland vomiting incident, complete with video, here. … According to the last sentence of this page, newly signed Astros pitcher Shawn Chacon will be wearing uni No. 1, thus doubling the current contingent of single-digitized MLB pitchers (the only other one is Josh Towers). … Jennifer Hayden notes that John Paxson had his head placed in a suggestive position the other day. … Jimmy Rollins now has his own signature sneaker design (with thanks to Korryn Mozisek). … Adam Vaggalis and I would both like to know why the Lakers were represented by a giraffe on this card. … The Cubs, who stopped wearing their blue alternate jersey last season, are reviving it for a handful of games this year. … Scroll down to the “Fashion Police” item toward the end of this page for info on Ichiro’s new line of jeans, and his thoughts on what his teammates wear (with thanks to Jason Cruz). … I’ve previously reported that some of the White Sox have been wearing Northen Illinois caps since the shootings on the NIU campus. And now they’ve announced that the entire team will wear NIU caps for the team’s first spring training game. … After a hiatus of nearly three decades, Oregon is reviving its baseball program next year, which means Nike will get to design a new set of uniforms for its favorite guinea pig school. Key excerpt from this article (forwarded by Jon V. Buerstatte): “[Manager George] Horton describes himself as ‘a little bit of a traditionalist,’ and Nike designers haven’t been, and so it will be interesting to see what this clash of cultures produces. ‘They’ve made some suggestions that at least in my opinion might be a little far out there,’ he said, ‘but who am I to argue against the geniuses at Nike for style and color and presentation and all the things that they’re brilliant at? I think that’s the exciting thing, to come up with a common ground where we like the look and they like the marketing part of it.'” Boy does that ever sound like a train wreck in the making.

 

223 comments to What a Large Closet You Have

  • rc | February 22, 2008 at 8:40 am |

    I am picturing this style uniform for Oregon, only with shades of greens, blacks, and yellows, and gaudy yellow oregon lettering, maybe throw in a few collar bone and armpit accents…oh yeah, and don’t forget the diamond plate design on the shoulders…that’s a trademark…

  • allenjd | February 22, 2008 at 8:43 am |

    Trevor Linden would also have worn this jersey. Would bring the count to 10.

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    Craig Biggio wore quite a few jerseys in his time with the Astros.

    Astros 1988-2007.

    Not included in that of course are the Turn Ahead the Clock uni, the tequila sunrise throwbacks, the red alts of recent years, and don’t they have an all white with no pinstripes now? That’s 10-11 right there.

  • Mike | February 22, 2008 at 8:47 am |

    Olie Kolzig has worn all of the Washington Capitals jerseys during his career and was highlighted as such when the team introduced their return to the red white and blue last year.

  • john in DC | February 22, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    Mike Sillinger: NHL-record 12 teams. He also holds the related record of scoring a goal for 12 different teams.

    Detroit
    Anaheim
    Vancouver
    Philadelphia
    Tampa Bay
    Florida
    Ottawa
    Columbus
    Phoenix
    St. Louis
    Nashville
    New York Islanders

  • Ilana Hardesty | February 22, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    From today’s Boston Globe:
    Some shamrocking kicks

    Celtics guard Rajon Rondo wore some fab kicks during the NBA’s Rookie-Sophomore game last weekend. Reebok made Rondo five pairs of Celtics-themed ATR Vertical III shoes – with green shamrocks! – for the game. Afterward, the Canton-based shoemaker put the shoes up for sale on the NBA.com website for $90 a pair and they went quickly. Yesterday, we found one pair for sale on eBay for nearly 10 times that amount.

  • Joey Guns | February 22, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    Members of the Chicago Bulls wore NIU t-shirts during pre-game warmups in New Jersey on Feb 20th.

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  • Mike | February 22, 2008 at 8:52 am |
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  • Jim | February 22, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    Looking quickly at nhluniforms.com I noticed that Mario Lemiuex wore quite a few jerseys styles with pittsburgh. I counted like 8-10. Mostly small changes. Can Paul get a more accurate count?

  • Jim | February 22, 2008 at 8:59 am |

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    OK, this is just getting annoying……

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    [quote comment=”228987″]Looking quickly at nhluniforms.com I noticed that Mario Lemiuex wore quite a few jerseys styles with pittsburgh. I counted like 8-10. Mostly small changes. Can Paul get a more accurate count?[/quote]
    Teebz probably knows off the top of his head.

  • Jim | February 22, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    Jarome Iginla has worn 5 styles with Calgary Flames….

  • Randy Miller | February 22, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    According to Jack Looney’s “Now Batting Number…” compendium, Chacon would become the fifth major-league pitcher to wear 1. The others: Ed Gallagher, Red Sox ’32; Tony Jacobs, Cardinals ’55; Jack Jenkins, Senators ’62; Matt Young, Mariners, ’90.

    The least-worn single digit for pitchers: 4, worn only by Mike Fornieles for the ’52 Senators in four games.

  • Jim | February 22, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”228990″][quote comment=”228987″]Looking quickly at nhluniforms.com I noticed that Mario Lemiuex wore quite a few jerseys styles with pittsburgh. I counted like 8-10. Mostly small changes. Can Paul get a more accurate count?[/quote]
    Teebz probably knows off the top of his head.[/quote]

    Well I am a huge hockey freak too, its just looking from webpage to webpage, its hard to keep an accurate account of jersey to jersey. I knew off the top of my head that like VAN, PIT has had a lot of jersey styles too.

  • Joey Guns | February 22, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    [quote comment=”228988″][quote comment=”228984″][…] Product Reviews Net added an interesting post today on What a Large Closet You HaveHere’s a small reading […][/quote]
    [quote comment=”228985″][…] Paul Lukas wrote a fantastic post today on “What a Large Closet You Have”Here’s ONLY a quick extractSuper Bowl Tales, Continued: Yesterday’s guest entry by Nicole Haase about her experience as a security guard in Super Bowl XXXVI prompted reader Ryan Patrick to share his own story as a Super Bowl employee: … […][/quote]

    OK, this is just getting annoying……[/quote]

    Seriously. What is the point??? Dare I say…….groupie???

  • dgc | February 22, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    The Orioles seem to have made a surprising amount of tweaks during Cal Ripken’s career. Although it looks like most of these changes involve piping and added black.

  • Jim | February 22, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    Mike Modano has worn 6, if you count this years home and away as 2 styles.

  • scott | February 22, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    Tony Gwynn wore a ton of different uniform styles while with the Padres.

  • Kelly | February 22, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    Kenny Lofton has played for all 30 mlb teams right?

  • Dom | February 22, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    Here’s a good pic of Chris Brown and his helmet add on on the Giants

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  • Marcus Hall - How 'Bout Dem O's | February 22, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”228998″]The Orioles seem to have made a surprising amount of tweaks during Cal Ripken’s career. Although it looks like most of these changes involve piping and added black.[/quote]

    they did – also a few tweaks on how “orioles” is written, color juxtaposition. but no real uniform overhaul (much much needed though)

  • Paul Lukas | February 22, 2008 at 9:28 am |

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    OK, this is just getting annoying……[/quote]

    Seriously.

    What is the point???

    Dare I say…….groupie???[/quote]

    It’s an auatomated linkbot thingie. I have nothing to do with it and no control over it. Just ignore it.

  • John T | February 22, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    I know that Paul is talking about North American, But Ryan Giggs of man utd has worn approx. 30 different shirts for the same team, he has played for team since 1991 (746 Appearances), although the team has new shirts alomost every season. Probably why Paul is looking for N.A. teams

  • Joe Drennan | February 22, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”229000″]Tony Gwynn wore a ton of different uniform styles while with the Padres.[/quote]
    Why do bad jerseys happen to good people?

  • Joe Drennan | February 22, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    [quote comment=”229001″]Kenny Lofton has played for all 30 mlb teams right?[/quote]
    I think he played for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns too.

  • Josh | February 22, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    I don’t have a picture, but last night in the Pittsburgh-Montreal game, Maxim Lapierre of the Canadiens and Maxime Talbot of the Penguins got into a little scrap, and Lapierre’s jersey came out of it with a very significant tear across the front. I was in a bar with friends though, so I didn’t catch what jersey he wore for the rest of the night.

  • =bg= | February 22, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”229001″]Kenny Lofton has played for all 30 mlb teams right?[/quote]

    He’s played for teams and cities that aren’t event IN the majors yet.

  • Mike V. | February 22, 2008 at 9:39 am |
  • Joe | February 22, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    I am not certain on if Sammy Sosa goes down as a “non-itinerant” player, but I have him down for quite a few.

  • Andrew Matthews | February 22, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    As far as the Oregon baseball unis go, I think that Nike would respect a decision to keep a more traditional look. They do have some class when it comes to teams wanting to stay traditional.

    When Texas became a Nike school back, Mack Brown insisted that the uniforms maintain their same traditional appearance, as they have for several decades. Nike obliged and the only thing different now is that they have swoosh instead of the previous Reebok vector.

    Nike also did the school a service by omitting any black from school uniforms, logos, and wordmarks. Black is not one of the school’l colors, but Reebok had unfortunately added it into its apparel line for Texas.

    As far as the other sports are concerned, Nike maintained a traditional look with the baseball team, and added some appropriate dreative aesthetics to the basketball uniforms. But overall it was very good and much needed improvement.

    It will be interesting to see what they do for Oregon baseball.

  • Mike V. | February 22, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”229014″]Lemieux:
    One
    Two
    Three
    Four
    Five
    Six
    Seven
    Eight
    Nine[/quote]

    Its actually 8, I listed one twice

  • Andrew Matthews | February 22, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    Jesus I need to proofread my posts.

  • brian golden | February 22, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    I didnt know he played for the BOSTO CELTICS

  • Teebz | February 22, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    Mike Sillinger tied the record. The other man who set the record was Brent Ashton.

    If you include such minor details as stripe chnages, I count Linden wearing 14 different jerseys. This would include both home and road versions of the same jersey design as they are different.

    Lemieux would have 10, and would have 15 if you counted international jerseys. All-Star jerseys would push that number above 20.

  • James Craven | February 22, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    And it is official.

    The Florida Marlins are staying put in South Florida, building with Miami-Dade County a new stadium on the site of the Orange Bowl and will change the team name to the Miami Marlins after MLB president/COO Bob Dupay threatened that the franchise would leave after the 2010 season.

  • Jet Bret | February 22, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”228993″]I’ve previously reported that some of the White Sox have been wearing Northen Illinois caps since the shootings on the NIU campus. quote]

    Ozzie Guillen and Kenny Williams among those who did …

  • Teebz | February 22, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    Let me clarify: 14 different Vancouver jerseys. :o)

  • Donnie Darko | February 22, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    Probably doesn’t count, but since futbol clubs change their kits every other year, it could be somebody like Gary Neville of United, who made his senior debut in 1992. That means he’s worn every one of the following:

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  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”229010″][quote comment=”229001″]Kenny Lofton has played for all 30 mlb teams right?[/quote]
    I think he played for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns too.[/quote]
    As well as the Philadelphia A’s and the Boston Braves

  • Jon | February 22, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    Veteran Mets beat reporter Marty Noble comes clean as a uni-number junkie.

  • ScottyJ in WV | February 22, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    I don’t know exactly how many different jerseys he wore, but Tim Raines sure was the face of the Expos and he did play for quite a few teams as well (Expos, ChiSox, Oakland, Yankees, Baltimore, & Florida).

  • Tim | February 22, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    2 things….

    New Cavalier Numbers…
    Wally Szczerbiak – 10
    Ben Wallace – 4
    Delonte West – 13
    Joe Smith – 32

    …Only Joe Smith retains the number he wore with this previous team.

    Secondly,
    Caught a glimpse of the Ore/USC basketball game last night….what’s the purpose of the NOB when it’s barely visible. Look closely, it’s there, but only when light hits it just right.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    And i may be in the minority here, but this “System” is growing on me. Very clean and minimalistic. Syracuse and Oregon are the 2 best IMO

  • Shaftman | February 22, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    WTF?!!

    Who the hell let him take the field in that??

  • John T | February 22, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”229008″]I know that Paul is talking about North American, But Ryan Giggs of man utd has worn approx. 30 different shirts for the same team, he has played for team since 1991 (746 Appearances), although the team has new shirts alomost every season. Probably why Paul is looking for N.A. teams[/quote]
    [quote comment=”229033″]Probably doesn’t count, but since futbol clubs change their kits every other year, it could be somebody like Gary Neville of United, who made his senior debut in 1992. That means he’s worn every one of the following:

    http://www.prideofma...
    http://www.prideofma...

    gee, that looks familar…..(LOL)
    great minds think alike

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”229007″]It’s an auatomated linkbot thingie. I have nothing to do with it and no control over it. Just ignore it.[/quote]

    ya…it’s either a crawlbot or a spider, both of which are actually GOOD (well, good if you own the board), since it means the search engines are finding your site

    admittedly when these bots ‘post’ it can be annoying, but it’s all for the good of the board…uni watch will one day rule the blogosphere…muahahahahaha

    /ok, maybe not

  • Jim | February 22, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”229025″]Mike Sillinger tied the record. The other man who set the record was Brent Ashton.

    If you include such minor details as stripe chnages, I count Linden wearing 14 different jerseys. This would include both home and road versions of the same jersey design as they are different.

    Lemieux would have 10, and would have 15 if you counted international jerseys. All-Star jerseys would push that number above 20.[/quote]
    Yeah Teebz, I think when I counted one was a collar color change, and one was number location. But I didn’t count home and away jerseys seperate.

    Plus I don’t think Sillinger counts, I think Paul wanted players who haven’t moved around in their career, or ‘non-itinerant’ as Paul would put it. Nice ten doller word Paul!! Have to be honest, I had to look up that word :)

  • John T | February 22, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”229039″][quote comment=”229008″]I know that Paul is talking about North American, But Ryan Giggs of man utd has worn approx. 30 different shirts for the same team, he has played for team since 1991 (746 Appearances), although the team has new shirts alomost every season. Probably why Paul is looking for N.A. teams[/quote]
    [quote comment=”229033″]Probably doesn’t count, but since futbol clubs change their kits every other year, it could be somebody like Gary Neville of United, who made his senior debut in 1992. That means he’s worn every one of the following:

    http://www.prideofma...
    http://www.prideofma...

    gee, that looks familar…..(LOL)
    great minds think alike[/quote]

    never much cared for the Neviller

  • Teebz | February 22, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”229044″]
    Plus I don’t think Sillinger counts, I think Paul wanted players who haven’t moved around in their career, or ‘non-itinerant’ as Paul would put it. Nice ten doller word Paul!! Have to be honest, I had to look up that word :)[/quote]

    Yeah, neither Sillinger nor Ashton were the faces of their franchises by any means, but 12 moves to different cities in about 15-20 years? Brutal. :o)

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 22, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    That picture of Linden as an Islander is from a game late in the 1997-98 season, when the team wore its “classic” uniforms for one game to help usher in the Gluckstern/Milstein ownership group (and, presumably, to have some photos of current players wearing same in game action for the next season’s yearbook and promo materials). Note the absence of the four-stripe shoulder patch, the solid-outlined numerals, and the diagonal “2”; compare to this.

  • Mike | February 22, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    Josh Towers is wearing number 7 for the Blue Jays in that picture, not number 1. Blame for this confusion clearly rests on the shoulders of the dolt who chose that typeface in the first place.

  • Kim | February 22, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    In terms of players having a lot of uniform combinations/jerseys without moving so much, are we disqualifying the late 1990’s Arizona Diamondbacks who seemingly had 162 different uniform combinations?

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”229028″]And it is official.

    The Florida Marlins are staying put in South Florida, building with Miami-Dade County a new stadium on the site of the Orange Bowl and will change the team name to the Miami Marlins after MLB president/COO Bob Dupay threatened that the franchise would leave after the 2010 season.[/quote]
    Great. Miami Marlins sounds so much better. And while we’re at it, can we change the Rays to the Tampa Tarpons?

  • Teebz | February 22, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”229051″]Josh Towers is wearing number 7 for the Blue Jays in that picture, not number 1. Blame for this confusion clearly rests on the shoulders of the dolt who chose that typeface in the first place.[/quote]

    No one said he was wearing #1. He’s the only other pitcher in the Bigs to wear a single-digit uniform number.

  • u2horn | February 22, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    Nobody said [quote comment=”229051″]Josh Towers is wearing number 7 for the Blue Jays in that picture, not number 1. Blame for this confusion clearly rests on the shoulders of the dolt who chose that typeface in the first place.[/quote]
    Nobody said Josh was wearing #1, just that he was wearing a single-digit number. Shawn Chacon will be wearing #1.

  • Scott B | February 22, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    Cardinals future star Colby Rasmus using a Yankees bat during BP…no info on who’s model it is.

  • Morris Belleville | February 22, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”229000″]Tony Gwynn wore a ton of different uniform styles while with the Padres.[/quote]

    Gwynn wore the following:

    (1) Brown with the yellow and orange
    (2) Brown with gray – pinstriped on the road unis
    (3) Navy with white and orange
    (4) Navy with white
    (5) Navy with sand

    Not as impressive as Linden, but impressive nonetheless.

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”229038″]WTF?!!

    Who the hell let him take the field in that??[/quote]
    A Steve Avery reference??

  • LarryK | February 22, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    Carlton Fisk:

    7 with BoSox (1969-1980)

    10 with ChiSox (1981-1993)

    Included in the ChiSox totals are two variations on the black alternate – in ’91 there were no sleeve stripes. This doesn’t include various jersey patches or the ChiSox’s inaugural turn back the clock game in 1990.

  • Kenny | February 22, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”229051″]Josh Towers is wearing number 7 for the Blue Jays in that picture, not number 1. Blame for this confusion clearly rests on the shoulders of the dolt who chose that typeface in the first place.[/quote]

    Blame goes to you my friend

    newly signed Astros pitcher Shawn Chacon will be wearing uni No. 1, thus doubling the current contingent of single-digitized MLB pitchers

    It says Shawn Chacon is wearing #1, not Towers

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    does anyone who played in last weekend’s NBA ASG get to count 2 jerseys towards their totals?

  • Roger Faso | February 22, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    Rickey Henderson has worn every incarnation of the Oakland Athletics uniform from 1979 to 1998. If you’ve followed the A’s, you’d know that is a lot of different jerseys.

  • Steve | February 22, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    Adam Vaggalis and I would both like to know why the Lakers were represented by a giraffe on this card. …

    TOPPS was not licensed to produce NBA cards. So all the teams had some off the wall variation of their logo. The players wore jerseys on the cards with the city name

  • DawgFan | February 22, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”229061″][quote comment=”229038″]WTF?!!

    Who the hell let him take the field in that??[/quote]
    A Steve Avery reference??[/quote]

    I wonder what made him go with Avery rather than Maddux. Is one of them going to flame out after 4 years?

  • Jay | February 22, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    The best part about Oregon bringing back baseball is they’re cutting wrestling, which won the 2006 National Championship.

    Guess the wrestling merch didn’t sell enough…

  • Robert | February 22, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”229001″]Kenny Lofton has played for all 30 mlb teams right?[/quote]

    Twice each.

  • ryan c #40 | February 22, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    And it is official.
    The Florida Marlins are staying put in South Florida, building with Miami-Dade County a new stadium on the site of the Orange Bowl and will change the team name to the Miami Marlins after MLB president/COO Bob Dupay threatened that the franchise would leave after the 2010 season.
    Great. Miami Marlins sounds so much better. And while we’re at it, can we change the Rays to the Tampa Tarpons?

    how about if that nhl franchise down there follows suit? you know… “The Mighty Panthers of Miami”

    HA-HA! i just chuckled out loud at my desk… geez i need a life…

  • chance | February 22, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”229064″]Adam Vaggalis and I would both like to know why the Lakers were represented by a giraffe on this card. …

    TOPPS was not licensed to produce NBA cards. So all the teams had some off the wall variation of their logo. The players wore jerseys on the cards with the city name[/quote]

    That doesn’t make much sense, though. The jersey he’s wearing features a team logo (wordmark), and they use the complete trademarked name of the club on the top of the card, which certainly implies permission.

    So Topps could use a wordmark but not a logo? That doesn’t seem right. Were wordmarks not protected by the club?

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”229063″]Rickey Henderson has worn every incarnation of the Oakland Athletics uniform from 1979 to 1998. If you’ve followed the A’s, you’d know that is a lot of different jerseys.[/quote]

    does that include the unis worn from 1985-1988, when he played for the yankmees?

  • Scott B | February 22, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    The old-timers sure know how to rock the stirrups…Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst (in his 65th year in professional baseball) and minor league pitching coach Dyar Miller.

  • Dave in VA | February 22, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”229065″][quote comment=”229061″][quote comment=”229038″]WTF?!!

    Who the hell let him take the field in that??[/quote]
    A Steve Avery reference??[/quote]

    I wonder what made him go with Avery rather than Maddux. Is one of them going to flame out after 4 years?[/quote]

    Probably referencing the 3 young arms from the ’91 Braves team that went worst-to-first, and making the connection with the 3 promising young arms the Rays have (but no worst-to-first this year). Maddux wasn’t on that Braves team.

  • Nick | February 22, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    Oregon didn’t win the NCAAs in 2006.
    It was Oklahoma State.

  • Al | February 22, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”229066″]
    Guess the wrestling merch didn’t sell enough…[/quote]

    That’s because it’s getting its teeth kicked in by MMA …

  • Dave in VA | February 22, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”229071″]The old-timers sure know how to rock the stirrups…Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst (in his 65th year in professional baseball) and minor league pitching coach Dyar Miller.[/quote]
    At first glance, it looks like Dyar Millar’s stirrups aren’t actually stirrups, but socks printed to look like stirrups (look at the area where the stirrup meet the shoe) – am I right, or could it just be the coloring on his cleats?

  • Rick | February 22, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”229071″]The old-timers sure know how to rock the stirrups…Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst (in his 65th year in professional baseball) and minor league pitching coach Dyar Miller.[/quote]

    Um, those are socks, not stirrups.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”229053″][quote comment=”229028″]And it is official.

    The Florida Marlins are staying put in South Florida, building with Miami-Dade County a new stadium on the site of the Orange Bowl and will change the team name to the Miami Marlins after MLB president/COO Bob Dupay threatened that the franchise would leave after the 2010 season.[/quote]
    Great. Miami Marlins sounds so much better. And while we’re at it, can we change the Rays to the Tampa Tarpons?[/quote]
    …and if we get the MArlins to switch leagues, then the prophecy from “Back To The Future 2” will be fulfilled! Marty, the flux capacitor!

    Ditto on the “I need a life” part referenced above.

  • Judd | February 22, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”229028″]And it is official.

    … after MLB president/COO Bob Dupay threatened that the franchise would leave after the 2010 season.[/quote]

    The Marlins have been “threatening” to move every year for the last 5 years. They’re not going anywhere – with or without a new stadium.

  • todd krevanchi | February 22, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    i would have to say that cal ripken jr is up there with all the incarnations of oriole uniforms from 82 on…

  • Steve | February 22, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    That doesn’t make much sense, though. The jersey he’s wearing features a team logo (wordmark), and they use the complete trademarked name of the club on the top of the card, which certainly implies permission.

    So Topps could use a wordmark but not a logo? That doesn’t seem right. Were wordmarks not protected by the club?

    Topps has been a regular NBA licensee since 1992 and has been at the forefront of basketball card collectibility for over 40 years.

  • The Ol Goaler | February 22, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”229065″][quote comment=”229061″][quote comment=”229038″]WTF?!!

    Who the hell let him take the field in that??[/quote]
    A Steve Avery reference??[/quote]

    I wonder what made him go with Avery rather than Maddux. Is one of them going to flame out after 4 years?[/quote]
    Avery was part of the Braves’ original “Big Three”… I Could Be Wrong [TM], but I think Maddux didn’t join the Braves until after Avery started having arm problems.

  • chance | February 22, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”229082″]That doesn’t make much sense, though. The jersey he’s wearing features a team logo (wordmark), and they use the complete trademarked name of the club on the top of the card, which certainly implies permission.

    So Topps could use a wordmark but not a logo? That doesn’t seem right. Were wordmarks not protected by the club?

    Topps has been a regular NBA licensee since 1992 and has been at the forefront of basketball card collectibility for over 40 years.[/quote]

    An interesting factoid, but doesn’t actually address my questions….

  • Luke | February 22, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    Mario Lemieux wore eight jerseys for the Penguins during his career there.
    Wearing the bottom four sets of jerseys on this page
    Not nearly as impressive as Linden’s (nor as much of an eyesore) But still noteworthy.

  • The Ol Goaler | February 22, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”229076″][quote comment=”229071″]The old-timers sure know how to rock the stirrups…Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst (in his 65th year in professional baseball) and minor league pitching coach Dyar Miller.[/quote]

    Um, those are socks, not stirrups.[/quote]
    Hard to tell, but I think the Redhead’s wearing actual stirrups, while Miller’s wearing faux stirrup-socks. One’s a Hall of Famer, the other’s a career minor-league guy. Coincidence? I think not!

  • Perry | February 22, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”229016″]As far as the Oregon baseball unis go, I think that Nike would respect a decision to keep a more traditional look. They do have some class when it comes to teams wanting to stay traditional.

    When Texas became a Nike school back, Mack Brown insisted that the uniforms maintain their same traditional appearance, as they have for several decades. Nike obliged and the only thing different now is that they have swoosh instead of the previous Reebok vector.

    Nike also did the school a service by omitting any black from school uniforms, logos, and wordmarks. Black is not one of the school’l colors, but Reebok had unfortunately added it into its apparel line for Texas.

    As far as the other sports are concerned, Nike maintained a traditional look with the baseball team, and added some appropriate dreative aesthetics to the basketball uniforms. But overall it was very good and much needed improvement.

    It will be interesting to see what they do for Oregon baseball.[/quote]

    They do some wonderful soccer uniforms too, e.g., Arsenal, Inter Milan, and Barcelona. Certainly better than the crap Adidas puts out.

  • Mike Engle | February 22, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”229089″][quote comment=”229076″][quote comment=”229071″]The old-timers sure know how to rock the stirrups…Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst (in his 65th year in professional baseball) and minor league pitching coach Dyar Miller.[/quote]

    Um, those are socks, not stirrups.[/quote]
    Hard to tell, but I think the Redhead’s wearing actual stirrups, while Miller’s wearing faux stirrup-socks. One’s a Hall of Famer, the other’s a career minor-league guy. Coincidence? I think not![/quote]
    Wrong. Both have the fakes. Just spot the straight lines at the ankles.

  • Helmets Match Pants | February 22, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

  • interlockingtc | February 22, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    About that giraffe on the Elgin Baylor card:

    I think it is so weird and delightful that maybe it’s best we not delve further into the rationale behind it. The appearance of a giraffe on a Lakers basketball card is just a mysterious gift. Let it be.

  • Mets Fan AZ | February 22, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”229074″][quote comment=”229066″]
    Guess the wrestling merch didn’t sell enough…[/quote]

    That’s because it’s getting its teeth kicked in by MMA …[/quote]
    You’re comparing college to pros. I don’t think very many college “real” wrestlers aspire to be WWE “fake” wrestlers. In fact they probably aspire to MMA.

  • Beantown | February 22, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”228981″]From today’s Boston Globe:
    Some shamrocking kicks

    Celtics guard Rajon Rondo wore some fab kicks during the NBA’s Rookie-Sophomore game last weekend. Reebok made Rondo five pairs of Celtics-themed ATR Vertical III shoes – with green shamrocks! – for the game. Afterward, the Canton-based shoemaker put the shoes up for sale on the NBA.com website for $90 a pair and they went quickly. Yesterday, we found one pair for sale on eBay for nearly 10 times that amount.[/quote]

    Check these babies out!

  • LynchMob | February 22, 2008 at 11:39 am |

    This article sheds light on my question about the photo on Tony Gwynn’s 83T baseball card, which shows him in #53, as opposed to the #19 which Baseball Almanac shows he wore each year with the Padres. Bottom Line: He wore #53 in the minors … and so I’m guessing that the pic on his 83T card is from spring training in 1982, before he’d made his MLB debut. Sound reasonable?

  • Fez Whatley | February 22, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”229034″][quote comment=”229010″][quote comment=”229001″]Kenny Lofton has played for all 30 mlb teams right?[/quote]
    I think he played for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns too.[/quote]
    As well as the Philadelphia A’s and the Boston Braves[/quote]
    According to the Bible, Lofton batted in the leadoff spot right ahead of Jesus in 2 hole.

    Jesus batted second because he was a great sacrificer.

  • LynchMob | February 22, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    closing the bold :-(

  • todd krevanchi | February 22, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    i would have to say that jimmy rollins definitely didnt get his own signature shoe. he was simply given a PE from nike. it was probably a PE of the air zoom 5 tool ii as he wore towards the end of last season, and what he’s been wearing in spring training so far this year.

  • Mike | February 22, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”229103″]closing the bold :-([/quote]

    Bold move

  • Jorge | February 22, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    Secondly,
    Caught a glimpse of the Ore/USC basketball game last night….what’s the purpose of the NOB when it’s barely visible. Look closely, it’s there, but only when light hits it just right.

    http://sports.yahoo….

    And i may be in the minority here, but this “System” is growing on me. Very clean and minimalistic. Syracuse and Oregon are the 2 best IMO

    The subliminal NOB were bugging me too. There was also some sort of pattern on the front of the jerseys and short sonly (similar to Florida’s gator print on last year’s edition), but i couldn’t get a good view either on the live telecast or find any decent pics. It looks almost like camouflage or maybe those weird flames they put on their yellow and white football helmets.

  • Steve | February 22, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    An interesting factoid, but doesn’t actually address my questions….

    Ummm, I love lamp….? Yeah, I am still working on it…more details as events warrant…

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”229078″][quote comment=”229028″]And it is official.

    … after MLB president/COO Bob Dupay threatened that the franchise would leave after the 2010 season.[/quote]

    The Marlins have been “threatening” to move every year for the last 5 years. They’re not going anywhere – with or without a new stadium.[/quote]

    You could have left off the “with or without a new stadium” part and your comment would have even more relevance

  • Christopher | February 22, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”229063″]Rickey Henderson has worn every incarnation of the Oakland Athletics uniform from 1979 to 1998. If you’ve followed the A’s, you’d know that is a lot of different jerseys.[/quote]

    Don’t forget Julio Franco, who has worn pretty much every MLB uniform since his rookie year in 1883…

    :)

    Seriously, though, I looked at Franco’s history and he really hasn’t been part of many drastic uni changes with one team.

  • scott | February 22, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    The latest issue of Baseball America features a cover photograph of Oregon State baseball players wearing what appear to be black stirrups with orange stripes at the top.

  • Walaitis | February 22, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”229102″][quote comment=”229034″][quote comment=”229010″][quote comment=”229001″]Kenny Lofton has played for all 30 mlb teams right?[/quote]
    I think he played for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns too.[/quote]
    As well as the Philadelphia A’s and the Boston Braves[/quote]
    According to the Bible, Lofton batted in the leadoff spot right ahead of Jesus in 2 hole.

    Jesus batted second because he was a great sacrificer.[/quote]

    http://youtube.com/w...

  • Tom | February 22, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…

  • Christopher | February 22, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    And the Texas Rangers! Then all will be nice and conformed across MLB.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”229102″][quote comment=”229034″][quote comment=”229010″][quote comment=”229001″]Kenny Lofton has played for all 30 mlb teams right?[/quote]
    I think he played for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns too.[/quote]
    As well as the Philadelphia A’s and the Boston Braves[/quote]
    According to the Bible, Lofton batted in the leadoff spot right ahead of Jesus in 2 hole.

    Jesus batted second because he was a great sacrificer.[/quote]
    Kenny must have originally been a pitcher – doesn’t the Good Book say “So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen” ? (Matthew 20:16)

  • todd krevanchi | February 22, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    remember the query
    Not including journeymen who’ve been traded eight or nine times, can you think of any other player in all of North American pro sports who’s been the canvass for so many jersey styles, especially while for the most part being the face of a single franchise?

    that pudge fisk mention is a good one…

  • Nuk | February 22, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    Kudos to the oh-so-clever reader who came up with the first caption listed beneath the photo here.

    Aw – I’m blushing….

  • Philly Bill | February 22, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    NHL uni hyphenation made a rare appearance last night, as Blues minor leaguer Chris Beckford-Tseu made a mop-up appearance against the Kings. This crummy screen cap is the best I can do at present. It looked pretty lousy thanks to the space restrictions caused by that stupid black piping behind the shoulders.

    [quote comment=”228976″]Craig Biggio wore quite a few jerseys in his time with the Astros.

    Astros 1988-2007.

    Not included in that of course are the Turn Ahead the Clock uni, the tequila sunrise throwbacks, the red alts of recent years, and don’t they have an all white with no pinstripes now? That’s 10-11 right there.[/quote]

    Biggio definitely shakes out as the closest comparable to Linden as the face of a sartorially directionless franchise. And yes, they do have an all-white uni, in addition to the pinstripes, totally unused road grays, and two different red alts.

  • Will | February 22, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”229057″][quote comment=”229000″]Tony Gwynn wore a ton of different uniform styles while with the Padres.[/quote]

    Gwynn wore the following:

    (1) Brown with the yellow and orange
    (2) Brown with gray – pinstriped on the road unis
    (3) Navy with white and orange
    (4) Navy with white
    (5) Navy with sand

    Not as impressive as Linden, but impressive nonetheless.[/quote]

    Tony Gwynn never wore the sand. They didn’t go to those unis until 2004 when they moved to PETCO Park.

  • Mike | February 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    Trevor Hoffman (Padres from 1993-) would have worn a bunch with the Padres.
    I suck at linking so I’m just gonna list them.
    1) The Current Home (White)
    2) The Current Road (Tan)
    3) The Current Alternate (Blue w/ Tan Pants)
    4) The Camouflage
    5) The Solid Home one they wore in 2002-2003 which looks kinda like Tampa’s new ones
    6) The Solid Road Gray they wore up until 2004
    7) The Pinstriped White Home Uni they wore until 2002
    8)The Blue Alternate they wore then with the White Pants
    9) 1972 Gold & Brown Throwback
    10)1982 Throwback

    He also would have worn three hideous unis with the Marlins in 1993.

  • Valjean | February 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”229113″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…[/quote]

    Of course, the old Senators stayed in Minneapolis and the new (early-60s retreads) were the ones who re-located to Texas in ’72. But you knew that.

  • James Craven | February 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”229078″]“The Marlins have been ‘threatening’ to move every year for the last five years. They’re not going anywhere – with or without a new stadium.”[/quote]

    And that was just as much as Les Expos de Montreal threatened to move every year between 2001 and 2004. They were promised a new stadium, but that fell through and they were stuck in Quebec until they moved to DC in 2005. The only difference in the Marlins threat that it didn’t come from the team, but by Major League Baseball, as in Mr. Dupay being at the hearings last night (2/21).

    The fact is that the Marlins will sign a long-term, unbreakable for four decades lease that prevents them from moving. Alas, though, we bade farewell to the Orange Bowl Stadium in Little Havana.

  • Nuk | February 22, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    My recollection of Linden would be that he wore 12 of 16 of the Canucks styles

    70-72 Stick in Rink (No) – 0 for 2
    72-78 Stick in Rink (different striping, logo slightly different) (Yes – as throwbacks both white and blue) 2 for 2
    78-85 Flying V’s (No) 0 for 2
    85-89 V’s on shoulders logo on front (Yes) 2 for 2
    89-96 Downhill skate (Yes) 2 for 2
    95 Salmon-coloured 3rd (Yes) 1 for 1
    96-07 Killer Whale (Yes) 2 for 2
    02-06 3rd Killer Whale- colour leak (Yes)1 for 1
    07-Present – Hodge Podge (Yes) 2 for 2

    You can get a little fussy on this – technically the 78-79 Flying V’s were different from the 79-80 Flying V’s – because the black in the home shoulder yoke went all the way down the arm in the 79-80 version. And the number placement was different for many seasons (up on the forearm in 82-83 – down near the hands in 81-82 (you can barely see it above Brodeur’s glove – which is why they moved it)). I tended to say the a major change in striping, colour or logo represents a uniform change – but most uniforms vary a lot year to year (not very uniform if you think about it.

  • Judd | February 22, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”229108″][quote comment=”229078″][quote comment=”229028″]And it is official.

    … after MLB president/COO Bob Dupay threatened that the franchise would leave after the 2010 season.[/quote]

    The Marlins have been “threatening” to move every year for the last 5 years. They’re not going anywhere – with or without a new stadium.[/quote]

    You could have left off the “with or without a new stadium” part and your comment would have even more relevance[/quote]

    Yeah, I thought about leaving that part off, but since teams have “threatened” to move – even after getting a new stadium, I kept it in.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”229131″][quote comment=”229108″][quote comment=”229078″][quote comment=”229028″]And it is official.

    … after MLB president/COO Bob Dupay threatened that the franchise would leave after the 2010 season.[/quote]

    The Marlins have been “threatening” to move every year for the last 5 years. They’re not going anywhere – with or without a new stadium.[/quote]

    You could have left off the “with or without a new stadium” part and your comment would have even more relevance[/quote]

    Yeah, I thought about leaving that part off, but since teams have “threatened” to move – even after getting a new stadium, I kept it in.[/quote]
    I meant it in a “in the standings” kind of way
    ;-)

  • Hama | February 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    How about Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes.

    He has worn the 2 jerseys of the Jets late era, the three jerseys of the Phoenix Southwestern motif, and 2 – 4 versions of the new Coyotes jersey – if you count the Edge version

  • Timmy D | February 22, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”229127″][quote comment=”229113″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…[/quote]

    Of course, the old Senators stayed in Minneapolis and the new (early-60s retreads) were the ones who re-located to Texas in ’72. But you knew that.[/quote]

    And let us not forget the team that STARTED the whole state thing…the California Angels!

  • Timmy D | February 22, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”229127″][quote comment=”229113″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…[/quote]

    Of course, the old Senators stayed in Minneapolis and the new (early-60s retreads) were the ones who re-located to Texas in ’72. But you knew that.[/quote]

    And let us not forget the team that STARTED the whole state thing…the California Angels!

  • Timmy D | February 22, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”229127″][quote comment=”229113″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…[/quote]

    Of course, the old Senators stayed in Minneapolis and the new (early-60s retreads) were the ones who re-located to Texas in ’72. But you knew that.[/quote]

    And let us not forget the team that STARTED the whole state thing…the California Angels!

  • Timmy D | February 22, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”229138″][quote comment=”229127″][quote comment=”229113″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…[/quote]

    Of course, the old Senators stayed in Minneapolis and the new (early-60s retreads) were the ones who re-located to Texas in ’72. But you knew that.[/quote]

    And let us not forget the team that STARTED the whole state thing…the California Angels![/quote]
    OH Man…SO sorry for the multiple posts!…

  • Nuk | February 22, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    Sorry – bad link for the for the 81-82 jersey – mea culpa

  • todd krevanchi | February 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    can we really count throwbacks as a uniform for this challenge?
    unless the throwback is used as a consistent 3rd uni (ie. milwaukee) retro, turn back the clock style uni’s shouldnt be inlcuded.

  • Rick | February 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    Talk about a rare jersey:

    http://idiotsonsport...

    Straight Cash Homey would have a field day with this one……

  • Mark Bryant | February 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    Shane Doan didnt wear two differetn styles of Jets unis though like Teppo Numminen did:

    2 seasons with jets in this 88-89,89-90 – this
    6 years with jets in this – This
    6 years with coyotes in this – this
    alternate with coyotes – this
    1 year with dallas stars – this
    alternate with stars – this
    Sabres in 05-06 – this
    Alternate with sabres in 05-06 – this
    Sabres in 06-07 – this
    Alternate with sabres in 06-07 – this

    I couldn’t find him wearing a few of them cause they are pretty old heh. Too bad he wasn’t playing this year, he woulda been in the winter classic and had an 11th jersey

  • jesse | February 22, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    Randy Johnson has played on quite a few teams. I know the Mariners had probably half a dozen uniforms while he was there. Also his Diamondback days had plenty of jerseys.

  • Shaftman | February 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    I went a little further back and only included the years that he was with the New York (Baseball) Giants. By doing that I figure that John McGraw wore 17 distinct uniforms during his 30 seasons (1902-1932).

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”229138″][quote comment=”229127″][quote comment=”229113″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…[/quote]

    Of course, the old Senators stayed in Minneapolis and the new (early-60s retreads) were the ones who re-located to Texas in ’72. But you knew that.[/quote]

    And let us not forget the team that STARTED the whole state thing…the California Angels![/quote]

    didn’t they start off as the los angeles angels(not ‘of anaheim’)? i didn’t think they be came the california angels until later

    im pretty sure the twinkies started this (as a concession to the good people of minneapolis AND st. paul – hence “twin(citie)s”

    i could be wrong…anyone?

  • Judd | February 22, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”229138″][quote comment=”229127″][quote comment=”229113″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…[/quote]

    Of course, the old Senators stayed in Minneapolis and the new (early-60s retreads) were the ones who re-located to Texas in ’72. But you knew that.[/quote]

    And let us not forget the team that STARTED the whole state thing…the California Angels![/quote]

    No, they started off as the LA Angels in 1961, they didn’t become California Angels until 1965, after Minnesota came from DC.

  • PMan | February 22, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    Looks Like Fransisco Cordero isn’t using his own glove.

  • PMan | February 22, 2008 at 1:17 pm |
  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”229150″]Looks Like Fransisco Cordero isn’t using his own glove.[/quote]

    like that’s ever stopped him before

  • KT | February 22, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”229102″]
    According to the Bible, Lofton batted in the leadoff spot right ahead of Jesus in 2 hole.

    Jesus batted second because he was a great sacrificer.[/quote]

    And was a hockey goalie in the offseason. Jesus Saves.

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”229153″][quote comment=”229102″]
    According to the Bible, Lofton batted in the leadoff spot right ahead of Jesus in 2 hole.

    Jesus batted second because he was a great sacrificer.[/quote]

    And was a hockey goalie in the offseason. Jesus Saves.[/quote]

    sweet

  • Stephen | February 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    Reading the Braves beat blog today, and, again, we had a reference to a new blue alternate jersey for the Bravos. Possibly an away alt, but it won’t be powder blue. Chipper Jones had previously alluded to this.

    Also, there is a note about Jordan Schafer, a minor-league prospect that is supposed to be our future in center field, already signed to a deal with the Evil Empire.

    Both notes in the first part of David O’Brien’s Braves Blog, near the bottom of the first entry (Starts w/ “Schafer already hooked up”).

    ~E~

  • MPowers1634 | February 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    How about Chucky Brown for most NBA teams and uniforms?

  • Valjean | February 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”229138″][quote comment=”229127″][quote comment=”229113″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…[/quote]

    Of course, the old Senators stayed in Minneapolis and the new (early-60s retreads) were the ones who re-located to Texas in ’72. But you knew that.[/quote]

    And let us not forget the team that STARTED the whole state thing…the California Angels![/quote]

    True, but they did start out (and end up — sort of) as the L.A. Angels.

    I always figured new teams went with the state name either because using the city name was horribly clunky (Minneapolis-St. Paul Twins? Dallas-Ft. Worth Rangers?) or out of some kind of regional pride: the Rangers have even slapped the state flag on their unis of late.

    Still, I’d love to see uni workups for the Miami Marlins — not to mention the Denver Rockies and Phoenix Diamondbacks (though Dallas Rangers doesn’t really do it for me).

    Then maybe there’d be hope of getting back to the BOSTON Patriots …

  • Mark W | February 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”228998″]The Orioles seem to have made a surprising amount of tweaks during Cal Ripken’s career. Although it looks like most of these changes involve piping and added black.[/quote]
    But never did the front of the jersey read “Baltimore”

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”229160″][quote comment=”228998″]The Orioles seem to have made a surprising amount of tweaks during Cal Ripken’s career. Although it looks like most of these changes involve piping and added black.[/quote]
    But never did the front of the jersey read “Baltimore”[/quote]

    Baltimore? that’s like being hit in the head with a crow bar once a day

  • Original Jim | February 22, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    I think Keith Hernandez fits into the multiple-uni category.

    with the Cardinals: 3 different home uniforms, 4 different roads (7 total)

    with the Mets: 1 set of home, 5 different roads (6 total)

    13 different sets.

  • ryan c #40 | February 22, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up!

  • Tim | February 22, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”229128″][quote comment=”229078″]“The Marlins have been ‘threatening’ to move every year for the last five years. They’re not going anywhere – with or without a new stadium.”[/quote]

    And that was just as much as Les Expos de Montreal threatened to move every year between 2001 and 2004. They were promised a new stadium, but that fell through and they were stuck in Quebec until they moved to DC in 2005. The only difference in the Marlins threat that it didn’t come from the team, but by Major League Baseball, as in Mr. Dupay being at the hearings last night (2/21).

    The fact is that the Marlins will sign a long-term, unbreakable for four decades lease that prevents them from moving. Alas, though, we bade farewell to the Orange Bowl Stadium in Little Havana.[/quote]

    The best part of the whole Expos/Marlins comparison is that the owner of the Marlins was the owner of the Expos when they threatened to move before selling to MLB and bailing on Montreal.

  • keith | February 22, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”229008″]I know that Paul is talking about North American, But Ryan Giggs of man utd has worn approx. 30 different shirts for the same team, he has played for team since 1991 (746 Appearances), although the team has new shirts alomost every season. Probably why Paul is looking for N.A. teams[/quote]

    That doesn’t quite count, as EPL teams change their kits every two years or so.

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    as if we need any additional reasons to hate the new rays unis, the jersey cut with the placement of the “A” being constantly misaligned is going to PISS ME OFF ALL SEASON

  • douglas | February 22, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    Just in : Nike new outfitter for France, $60 mil a year. It’s the biggest contract ever until Brazil and Germany renew _but the latter had poor results lately. Most surprising is world champ Italy only has the 7th paycheck. My guess is Adidas sacrificed france to save fellow DFB. By the way, this half billion over 7 years is twice more than what Adi pays for 30 NBA teams, you bet they go logo freak on All Star unis!

  • Kenny | February 22, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”229158″][quote comment=”229138″][quote comment=”229127″][quote comment=”229113″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    If only the old Senators teams had moved to “Minneapolis” and “Dallas” then the American League would have been all set, too…[/quote]

    Of course, the old Senators stayed in Minneapolis and the new (early-60s retreads) were the ones who re-located to Texas in ’72. But you knew that.[/quote]

    And let us not forget the team that STARTED the whole state thing…the California Angels![/quote]

    True, but they did start out (and end up — sort of) as the L.A. Angels.

    I always figured new teams went with the state name either because using the city name was horribly clunky (Minneapolis-St. Paul Twins? Dallas-Ft. Worth Rangers?) or out of some kind of regional pride: the Rangers have even slapped the state flag on their unis of late.

    Still, I’d love to see uni workups for the Miami Marlins — not to mention the Denver Rockies and Phoenix Diamondbacks (though Dallas Rangers doesn’t really do it for me).

    Then maybe there’d be hope of getting back to the BOSTON Patriots …[/quote]

    They don’t play in Boston…LINK

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time

  • scott | February 22, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    I like when letters are misaligned on baseball uniforms. It’s a rather cool effect, and far better than what Boston chooses to do, which is to not center the word on the uniform (words with an even number of letters that are equally sized don’t center all that well).

  • Jim | February 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”229118″][quote comment=”229102″][quote comment=”229034″][quote comment=”229010″][quote comment=”229001″]Kenny Lofton has played for all 30 mlb teams right?[/quote]
    I think he played for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns too.[/quote]
    As well as the Philadelphia A’s and the Boston Braves[/quote]
    According to the Bible, Lofton batted in the leadoff spot right ahead of Jesus in 2 hole.

    Jesus batted second because he was a great sacrificer.[/quote]
    Kenny must have originally been a pitcher – doesn’t the Good Book say “So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen” ? (Matthew 20:16)[/quote]

    Wow, did we just witness the first Sports/Religion crossover in Uniwatch history?!?

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”229175″]Wow, did we just witness the first Sports/Religion crossover in Uniwatch history?!?[/quote]

    you say that like it’s a good thing

    and im pretty sure paul has posted pics from hebrew and catholic schools before as well

    lets try to keep the religion out of the posts unless it like this:

    HOLY CHRIST

  • James Craven | February 22, 2008 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”229175″]“Wow, did we just witness the first Sports/Religion crossover in Uniwatch history?!?”[/quote]

    We all knew that, and the bible was biased toward baseball because it starts out “In the big inning…”

    *ducks rotten tomatoes*

  • Cowboy7130 | February 22, 2008 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”229115″][quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    And the Texas Rangers! Then all will be nice and conformed across MLB.[/quote]

    I think I would prefer the Texas Rangers over the Arlington Rangers of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

  • James Craven | February 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    Now Cowboy, you’re just beating a dead horse…

    Stop it.

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”229176″][quote comment=”229175″]Wow, did we just witness the first Sports/Religion crossover in Uniwatch history?!?[/quote]

    you say that like it’s a good thing

    and im pretty sure paul has posted pics from hebrew and catholic schools before as well

    lets try to keep the religion out of the posts unless it like this:

    HOLY CHRIST[/quote]
    Or maybe in a reference to this guy

  • Ian | February 22, 2008 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”228999″]Mike Modano has worn 6, if you count this years home and away as 2 styles.[/quote]

    Modano has actually worn 9.

    Home and away Northstars
    Home and away Dallas Stars (3 different sets: original, star design, and current)
    The ugly ass alternate they had for a couple years

  • Joe Drennan | February 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”229181″][quote comment=”228999″]Mike Modano has worn 6, if you count this years home and away as 2 styles.[/quote]

    Modano has actually worn 9.

    Home and away Northstars
    Home and away Dallas Stars (3 different sets: original, star design, and current)
    The ugly ass alternate they had for a couple years[/quote]
    Add 2 to that as Before the Stars left MN they unveiled the black jersey with the current logo. When they moved to Dallas they added Dallas abover the logo

  • Michael Poplawski | February 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”229110″]

    Seriously, though, I looked at Franco’s history and he really hasn’t been part of many drastic uni changes with one team.[/quote]

    Seriously, though, I looked at Franco’s history and he really hasn’t been part of many drastic uni changes with one team.[/quote]

    Hmmm, Franco…the Indians’ and Braves’ team names and logos aren’t screaming out for any kind of modernization, are they?

    As for a guy who has a full closet, I can’t think of anyone these days who would fill that description better than German professional football Lutz Pfannenstiel. He’ll probably retire on eBay sales of his track suits.

    And back to Linden, and I live in the Vancouver media market, there’s a good chance Linden might wear yet another variation on the Canuck jersey. The whale logo is irrelevant now that the team is not owned by Orca Bay, and people are just generally unsatisfied with the overall design. I think a column could be done on teams which have the city name on home jerseys.

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”229180″]Or maybe in a reference to this guy…[/quote]

    that gig ended well

  • Chris Sk | February 22, 2008 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.

  • Joe Drennan | February 22, 2008 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”229186″][quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.[/quote]
    [sarcasim] And is there really anything “proper” about NYC [sarcasim]

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”229186″][quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.[/quote]
    My bad – thought that the “it’s a joke” referred to the situation behind the statement, not the statement itself.
    I’ll take my punishment

  • Ian K | February 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”229095″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    The issue with teams using states rather than cities has never bothered me. And the reference to “National League has a tradition of using city names not state names”…huh?? I’ve never heard this before. State names don’t bother me. “Texas Rangers” and “Colorado Rockies” make sense because their names are references to other things. There are no Dallas Rangers law enforcement officers.

    State names make sense for teams that play in cities that dominate the cultural center of a state. Minnesota Twins: Minneapolis/St. Paul is the big city (region?) in the state. Same with Denver. Miami Marlins – different story. But using a state name to represent a twin-city region (Mpls/St. Paul, D/FW) makes sense too. Maybe the Carolina Hurricanes should be the Triangle Hurricanes…? Now I’m just rambling.

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”229186″][quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.[/quote]
    Then why don’t they wear ‘NEW YORK CITY’ on their jerseys? Y’know, like the Oklahoma City Hornets did?

  • Jet | February 22, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    “The franchise’s 13 NHL jerseys…”

    The Canucks joined the NHL in 1970-71.

    13 jersey styles in 38 years. (MOST of them hideous!)

    What’s wrong with this picture?!??!

    -Jet

  • doug | February 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    what about tony gwynn (1982-2001) ‘ugly’ yellow/browns, sand browns w/orange (with and without pinstripes) sand browns w/navy–again with or without pinstripes, the solid navy, and the camoflauge. well, him and just about any player on the new york mets. pick a friggin jersey already!!

  • Seth H | February 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    According to the Bible, Lofton batted in the leadoff spot right ahead of Jesus in 2 hole.

    Jesus batted second because he was a great sacrificer.

    And was a hockey goalie in the offseason. Jesus Saves.

    And Espo scores on the rebound.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”229190″][quote comment=”229186″][quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.[/quote]
    Then why don’t they wear ‘NEW YORK CITY’ on their jerseys? Y’know, like the Oklahoma City Hornets did?[/quote]
    The sarcasm has been dialed up to 11 today – must be a byproduct of the lunar eclipse

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”229194″]According to the Bible, Lofton batted in the leadoff spot right ahead of Jesus in 2 hole.

    Jesus batted second because he was a great sacrificer.

    And was a hockey goalie in the offseason. Jesus Saves.

    And Espo scores on the rebound.[/quote]
    Ah, Phil the Original Garbageman

  • SQL | February 22, 2008 at 3:27 pm |

    Nike snatched the french soccer team jersey away from Adidas, by agreeing to pay € 42.6 millions (that’s like $ 63 millions) a year from 2011 to 2018. Only the most expensive jersey deal ever (for soccer anyway). Allez les bleus !

  • Mark Mihalik | February 22, 2008 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”229104″]i would have to say that jimmy rollins definitely didnt get his own signature shoe. he was simply given a PE from nike. it was probably a PE of the air zoom 5 tool ii as he wore towards the end of last season, and what he’s been wearing in spring training so far this year.[/quote]

    That’s true about what cleats he’s wearing, but that article just talks about some custom sneakers, not cleats.

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”229195″]The sarcasm has been dialed up to 11 today – must be a byproduct of the lunar eclipse[/quote]

    thanks nigel

  • G-mize | February 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    I’m not sure if Nolan Ryan is too iterant for Paul (Mets, Angels, Astros, Rangers) but give the man his due for the suffering he occasionally indured during his big league career.

    That’s a lot of uniforms, folks.

  • Mark Mihalik | February 22, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    Bizarre scene in Padres camp today, with Brian Giles running around wearing a Chargers football helmet.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”229199″][quote comment=”229195″]The sarcasm has been dialed up to 11 today – must be a byproduct of the lunar eclipse[/quote]

    thanks nigel[/quote]
    “He was the patron saint of quality footwear”

    Derek Smalls: We’re lucky.
    David St. Hubbins: Yeah.
    Derek Smalls: I mean, people should be envying us, you know.
    David St. Hubbins: I envy us.
    Derek Smalls: Yeah.
    David St. Hubbins: I do.
    Derek Smalls: Me too.

  • sully | February 22, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”229186″][quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.[/quote]

    Actually, the joke was a reference to teams that use state names needing to change back to city names. Get it? New York, New York?

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”229213″][quote comment=”229186″][quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.[/quote]

    Actually, the joke was a reference to teams that use state names needing to change back to city names. Get it? New York, New York?[/quote]
    Yeah, I get it….New York, New York….funny stuff, right, Tom?
    Swing with me, baby!

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”229202″]Bizarre scene in Padres camp today, with Brian Giles running around wearing a Chargers football helmet.[/quote]

    that’s the new basecoach helmet

    /was it flagless?

  • Joey Guns | February 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”229202″]Bizarre scene in Padres camp today, with Brian Giles running around wearing a Chargers football helmet.[/quote]

    Nice to see the “21” sticker still on the helmet. [sarcasm]

  • douglas | February 22, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”229197″]Nike snatched the french soccer team jersey away from Adidas, by agreeing to pay € 42.6 millions (that’s like $ 63 millions) a year from 2011 to 2018. Only the most expensive jersey deal ever (for soccer anyway). Allez les bleus ![/quote]

    Germany should have held that record but they rejected a $680 mil offer from Nike last year in favor of Adidas. In both countries there was no uniform bid until this year. Could have been worth NFL + NBA contract value just for one team! Next, Brazil hits the billion mark.

  • todd krevanchi | February 22, 2008 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”229198″][quote comment=”229104″]i would have to say that jimmy rollins definitely didnt get his own signature shoe. he was simply given a PE from nike. it was probably a PE of the air zoom 5 tool ii as he wore towards the end of last season, and what he’s been wearing in spring training so far this year.[/quote]

    That’s true about what cleats he’s wearing, but that article just talks about some custom sneakers, not cleats.[/quote]

    i know the article talks about custom sneakers but todays entry talked about a signature sneaker design. and those are two totally different things.

    it looks as though rollins customs were a pair of air max moto +5’s
    http://farm3.static....

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”229219″][quote comment=”229202″]Bizarre scene in Padres camp today, with Brian Giles running around wearing a Chargers football helmet.[/quote]

    Nice to see the “21” sticker still on the helmet. [sarcasm][/quote]
    What, no visor? ;-)

  • Mark Mihalik | February 22, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”229221″][quote comment=”229198″][quote comment=”229104″]i would have to say that jimmy rollins definitely didnt get his own signature shoe. he was simply given a PE from nike. it was probably a PE of the air zoom 5 tool ii as he wore towards the end of last season, and what he’s been wearing in spring training so far this year.[/quote]

    That’s true about what cleats he’s wearing, but that article just talks about some custom sneakers, not cleats.[/quote]

    i know the article talks about custom sneakers but todays entry talked about a signature sneaker design. and those are two totally different things.

    it looks as though rollins customs were a pair of air max moto +5’s
    http://farm3.static....

    I hear ya, but I was just saying that a signature sneaker design and a cleat design are also two different things.

    And as a sidenote (since I know you’re a sneakerhead), Nike’s been issuing team color Moto+ 5’s to all their athletes… see Roy Halladay, Manny Ramirez, and I saw Russell Martin wearing a blue pair this week too (but I can’t find a pic). So I’m guessing Rollins’ pair is just what Nike gave him for workouts (like it seems they’ve given to everyone else), and not this “custom sneaker” that we’re talking about…

  • Al | February 22, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”228976″]Craig Biggio wore quite a few jerseys in his time with the Astros.

    Not included in that of course are the Turn Ahead the Clock uni, ….quote]

    Tweet! The Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, and Montreal Expos did not participate in the Century 21 promotion.

  • Al | February 22, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”228976″]Craig Biggio wore quite a few jerseys in his time with the Astros.

    Not included in that of course are the Turn Ahead the Clock uni, ….quote]

    Tweet! The Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, and Montreal Expos did not participate in the Century 21 promotion.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 22, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”229231″]looks like bryan’s favorite beer league softball team got new unis[/quote]
    Once again, John Kruk’s statement that “I’m not an athlete, I’m a baseball player” is reinforced by the current generation

  • todd krevanchi | February 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”229225″][quote comment=”229221″][quote comment=”229198″][quote comment=”229104″]i would have to say that jimmy rollins definitely didnt get his own signature shoe. he was simply given a PE from nike. it was probably a PE of the air zoom 5 tool ii as he wore towards the end of last season, and what he’s been wearing in spring training so far this year.[/quote]

    That’s true about what cleats he’s wearing, but that article just talks about some custom sneakers, not cleats.[/quote]

    i know the article talks about custom sneakers but todays entry talked about a signature sneaker design. and those are two totally different things.

    it looks as though rollins customs were a pair of air max moto +5’s
    http://farm3.static....

    I hear ya, but I was just saying that a signature sneaker design and a cleat design are also two different things.

    And as a sidenote (since I know you’re a sneakerhead), Nike’s been issuing team color Moto+ 5’s to all their athletes… see Roy Halladay, Manny Ramirez, and I saw Russell Martin wearing a blue pair this week too (but I can’t find a pic). So I’m guessing Rollins’ pair is just what Nike gave him for workouts (like it seems they’ve given to everyone else), and not this “custom sneaker” that we’re talking about…[/quote]

    your right.
    rollins= red max moto =5 with mvp stiched on it… im sure the same shoe is on pujols.

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”229229″][quote comment=”228976″]Craig Biggio wore quite a few jerseys in his time with the Astros.

    Not included in that of course are the Turn Ahead the Clock uni, ….quote]

    Tweet! The Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, and Montreal Expos did not participate in the Century 21 promotion.[/quote]
    Sorry, man. I did not know that. Tweet?

  • Chad G | February 22, 2008 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”229190″][quote comment=”229186″][quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.[/quote]
    Then why don’t they wear ‘NEW YORK CITY’ on their jerseys? Y’know, like the Oklahoma City Hornets did?[/quote]

    Stuby, thats because the actual name of the city is New York, not New York City. Like if you address a letter it is too New York, New York or how the Police are NYPD not NYCPD or how the fire dept is FDNY not FDNYC. If you were to write a leeter to Oklahoma City you would address it to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”229237″]the Police are NYPD not NYCPD or how the fire dept is FDNY not FDNYC.[/quote]

    or “nip-dee” and “fid-nee” in actual parlance

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”229237″][quote comment=”229190″][quote comment=”229186″][quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.[/quote]
    Then why don’t they wear ‘NEW YORK CITY’ on their jerseys? Y’know, like the Oklahoma City Hornets did?[/quote]

    Stuby, thats because the actual name of the city is New York, not New York City. Like if you address a letter it is too New York, New York or how the Police are NYPD not NYCPD or how the fire dept is FDNY not FDNYC. If you were to write a leeter to Oklahoma City you would address it to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[/quote]
    Thanks, Chad. I was trying to be funny, but then after I posted it I started wondering to myself “Why don’t they wear ‘New York City’ on their jerseys and just what the hell is the name of the city?”.

    Thanks for helping in my moment of quandary.

  • joe | February 22, 2008 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”229237″][quote comment=”229190″][quote comment=”229186″][quote comment=”229172″][quote comment=”229164″]Thank goodness for the Miami Marlins change. The National League was traditionally a city name leage and it was bastardized when the Marlins and Rockies chose Florida and Colorado instead of Miami and Denver. I have never forgiven them.
    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona!

    …yeah… and those damn new york yankees and mets!!!

    people DO NOT correct me on that statement please… it’s a joke… before you get all worked up![/quote]
    Yo, Vasco de Gama – the Mets play in Flushing (Queens County – part of NYC proper) and the Yanks play in the Bronx (also part of NYC proper).
    Check a map next time[/quote]

    Relax there buddy, that’s probably the reason he said he was joking.[/quote]
    Then why don’t they wear ‘NEW YORK CITY’ on their jerseys? Y’know, like the Oklahoma City Hornets did?[/quote]

    Stuby, thats because the actual name of the city is New York, not New York City. Like if you address a letter it is too New York, New York or how the Police are NYPD not NYCPD or how the fire dept is FDNY not FDNYC. If you were to write a leeter to Oklahoma City you would address it to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[/quote]

    Actually Magellan the official name is “The City of New York”

  • Judd | February 22, 2008 at 6:03 pm |

    Like if you address a letter it is too New York, New York or how the Police are NYPD not NYCPD or how the fire dept is FDNY not FDNYC. If you were to write a letter to Oklahoma City you would address it to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    You address a letter to only the borough of Manhattan as “New York, NY”, this is to differentiate it from the other boroughs that have identical street names in Queens and Brooklyn.

  • =bg= | February 22, 2008 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”229110″][quote comment=”229063″]Rickey Henderson has worn every incarnation of the Oakland Athletics uniform from 1979 to 1998. If you’ve followed the A’s, you’d know that is a lot of different jerseys.[/quote]

    Don’t forget Julio Franco, who has worn pretty much every MLB uniform since his rookie year in 1883…

    :)

    Seriously, though, I looked at Franco’s history and he really hasn’t been part of many drastic uni changes with one team.[/quote]

    I think actually Franco came over with Columbus in 1492.

  • Mike Engle | February 22, 2008 at 6:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”228976″]Craig Biggio wore quite a few jerseys in his time with the Astros.

    Astros 1988-2007.

    Not included in that of course are the Turn Ahead the Clock uni, the tequila sunrise throwbacks, the red alts of recent years, and don’t they have an all white with no pinstripes now? That’s 10-11 right there.[/quote]
    WTF? The Astros didn’t have a TATC jersey.

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 22, 2008 at 6:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”229245″]Like if you address a letter it is too New York, New York or how the Police are NYPD not NYCPD or how the fire dept is FDNY not FDNYC. If you were to write a letter to Oklahoma City you would address it to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    You address a letter to only the borough of Manhattan as “New York, NY”, this is to differentiate it from the other boroughs that have identical street names in Queens and Brooklyn.[/quote]

    Manhattan (County of New York) postal address is “New York, NY.”

    Brooklyn (County of Kings) is “Brooklyn, NY.”

    Queens (County of Queens) is by neighborhood; “Corona, NY;” “Astoria, NY;” “Flushing, NY;” “Bayside, NY;” etc. [However, letters addressed to “Queens, NY” with the proper ZIP code will reach their destinations.]

    Bronx (County of Bronx) address is “Bronx, NY.”

    Staten Island (County of Richmond) address is “Staten Island, NY.”

    No wonder postal workers go nuts….

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”229256″][quote comment=”229245″]Like if you address a letter it is too New York, New York or how the Police are NYPD not NYCPD or how the fire dept is FDNY not FDNYC. If you were to write a letter to Oklahoma City you would address it to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    You address a letter to only the borough of Manhattan as “New York, NY”, this is to differentiate it from the other boroughs that have identical street names in Queens and Brooklyn.[/quote]

    Manhattan (County of New York) postal address is “New York, NY.”

    Brooklyn (County of Kings) is “Brooklyn, NY.”

    Queens (County of Queens) is by neighborhood; “Corona, NY;” “Astoria, NY;” “Flushing, NY;” “Bayside, NY;” etc. [However, letters addressed to “Queens, NY” with the proper ZIP code will reach their destinations.]

    Bronx (County of Bronx) address is “Bronx, NY.”

    Staten Island (County of Richmond) address is “Staten Island, NY.”

    No wonder postal workers go nuts….[/quote]
    So where did “The Bronx” come from?

  • Mark Mihalik | February 22, 2008 at 7:22 pm |

    I see that the Royals are wearing blue cleats now, which makes sense since they’ve eliminated the black from their uniforms within the past few years.

    Was an official announcement ever made about this?

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 7:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”229265″]I see that the Royals are wearing blue cleats now, which makes sense since they’ve eliminated the black from their uniforms within the past few years.

    Was an official announcement ever made about this?[/quote]
    Who was that guy in the first shot wearing the stirrups? Thought it might’ve been George Brett, but he’s batting right handed.

  • David | February 22, 2008 at 8:05 pm |

    is it me, or did USC switch to the “system” mid-season? what’s up with that?

  • Luke | February 22, 2008 at 8:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”229143″]Shane Doan didnt wear two differetn styles of Jets unis though like Teppo Numminen did:

    2 seasons with jets in this 88-89,89-90 – this
    6 years with jets in this – This
    6 years with coyotes in this – this
    alternate with coyotes – this
    1 year with dallas stars – this
    alternate with stars – this
    Sabres in 05-06 – this
    Alternate with sabres in 05-06 – this
    Sabres in 06-07 – this
    Alternate with sabres in 06-07 – this

    I couldn’t find him wearing a few of them cause they are pretty old heh. Too bad he wasn’t playing this year, he woulda been in the winter classic and had an 11th jersey[/quote]

    Why are you only home/away as one jersey. I’d say that’s two different jerseys.

  • Mike | February 22, 2008 at 8:20 pm |
  • Joe | February 22, 2008 at 8:32 pm |

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been any talk of the new Oregon basketball uniforms that they wore last night against USC. Before I say that I hate these unis, I want to say that I actually like Nike and somewhat like Oregon’s football unis, but I hate these basketball unis. What were they thinking? They don’t look that bad here or here, but what the hell is thisor this? It’s hard to tell, but they have NOB in green. What’s the point?

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”229275″] Nice Stripes[/quote]

    i just double dribbled

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”229260″]
    So where did “The Bronx” come from?[/quote]

    ask, and ye shall receive

  • billy | February 22, 2008 at 8:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”229095″]

    Now we need to work on Colorado and Arizona![/quote]

    What about the Texas Rangers 1st

  • Stuby | February 22, 2008 at 8:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”229278″][quote comment=”229260″]
    So where did “The Bronx” come from?[/quote]

    ask, and ye shall receive[/quote]
    I learn so damn much from you people. Thanks, Phil.

  • Paul Lukas | February 22, 2008 at 8:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”229265″]I see that the Royals are wearing blue cleats now, which makes sense since they’ve eliminated the black from their uniforms within the past few years.

    Was an official announcement ever made about this?[/quote]

    Good catch. Interestingly, the official MLB style guide showed them wearing black last year and shows them wearing blue this year, but the change in footwear color is NOT listed among the year’s official changes.

    In other words: Yes, they’re now wearing blue shoes, but they appear to have done it without announcing it or acknowledging it.

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 8:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”229266″][quote comment=”229265″]I see that the Royals are wearing blue cleats now, which makes sense since they’ve eliminated the black from their uniforms within the past few years.

    Was an official announcement ever made about this?[/quote]
    Who was that guy in the first shot wearing the stirrups? Thought it might’ve been George Brett, but he’s batting right handed.[/quote]

    george brett is in training camp, sans stirrups

    if i had to guess, i’d say the stirrup-clad feller is dave owen

  • MPowers1634 | February 22, 2008 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”229265″]I see that the Royals are wearing blue cleats now, which makes sense since they’ve eliminated the black from their uniforms within the past few years.

    Was an official announcement ever made about this?[/quote]

    On of my biggest pet peeves is watching the Angels, who are majority red, wearing black cleats! I’m glad there’s someone else out who shares this!

  • Spencer | February 22, 2008 at 9:20 pm |

    Although his collection of uniforms was not as impressive as some’s, John Elway modeled the evolution of the Denver Broncos uniforms during his career.

  • Jason | February 22, 2008 at 9:37 pm |

    when will it end….sean taylor helmet stickers have found their way on to McFarlane figures.

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”229299″]when will it end….sean taylor helmet stickers have found their way on to McFarlane figures.[/quote]

    what the hell is that “tattoo” on his arm?

    /it’s not what i think it is, is it?…no…can’t be

    anyone know?

  • Terri | February 22, 2008 at 9:49 pm |

    Was listening to the Stars game tonite and I heard the announcers talking about what was probably an unforseen result of the new jerseys’ material- according to the announcers, during fights, players used to grab and hold on to the other player with one hand, and punch with the other. Now, they hold and punch with the same hand, which apparently works due to the fact that the jerseys are “elastiky”.

  • Dane | February 22, 2008 at 10:20 pm |

    The Calgary Flames will have a #18 decal to honor Mickey Renaud, a 5th round draft pick who was the captain of the Windsor Spitfires this season. Mr. Renaud died suddenly at his home on Monday. He was 19.

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 10:53 pm |

    holy shit…guess who owns this ride

    here’s a hint…

    it’s a diesel

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 11:32 pm |

    another NIU trib

  • LI Phil | February 22, 2008 at 11:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”229301″]Was listening to the Stars game tonite and I heard the announcers talking about what was probably an unforseen result of the new jerseys’ material- according to the announcers, during fights, players used to grab and hold on to the other player with one hand, and punch with the other. Now, they hold and punch with the same hand, which apparently works due to the fact that the jerseys are “elastiky”.[/quote]

    like this?

  • TOG | February 23, 2008 at 12:42 am |

    I did not know this about the wild ’70’sPirates unis being designed by this company?

    http://images.google...

  • josh | February 23, 2008 at 1:27 am |

    the cardinals will wear red hats with the letter “K” on them in their first spring game against St. Louis University next week to honor the victims of the shooting at Kirkwood City Hall this month. detailshere

  • Mark Bryant | February 23, 2008 at 1:44 am |

    [quote comment=”229273″][quote comment=”229143″]Shane Doan didnt wear two differetn styles of Jets unis though like Teppo Numminen did:

    2 seasons with jets in this 88-89,89-90 – this
    6 years with jets in this – This
    6 years with coyotes in this – this
    alternate with coyotes – this
    1 year with dallas stars – this
    alternate with stars – this
    Sabres in 05-06 – this
    Alternate with sabres in 05-06 – this
    Sabres in 06-07 – this
    Alternate with sabres in 06-07 – this

    I couldn’t find him wearing a few of them cause they are pretty old heh. Too bad he wasn’t playing this year, he woulda been in the winter classic and had an 11th jersey[/quote]

    Why are you only home/away as one jersey. I’d say that’s two different jerseys.[/quote]
    In his original article, he didnt count home/away as 2 jerseys, only as one

  • rpt319 | February 23, 2008 at 3:31 am |

    Didn’t see this mentioned, but in his career Wayne Gretzky wore 11 different NHL jerseys (and 4 WHA jerseys as the Oilers had a different coloured logo in the WHA). Those are the major changes, if you want to get into minor changes they elevate much higher.

    I only based this off of nhluniforms.com. It doesn’t show which year the Kings wore their gold throwbacks. Did Gretzky wear those ones as well?

  • rpt319 | February 23, 2008 at 4:39 am |

    Argh the Spam Filter ate my post. Can someone retrieve it for me? I had picture links of the 57 variations Wayne Gretzky wore during his pro career.

  • Stevie | February 23, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”229369″]Argh the Spam Filter ate my post. Can someone retrieve it for me? I had picture links of the 57 variations Wayne Gretzky wore during his pro career.[/quote]

    (cough) get a life (cough)

  • Scott Little | February 24, 2008 at 12:50 am |

    [quote comment=”229069″][quote comment=”229064″]Adam Vaggalis and I would both like to know why the Lakers were represented by a giraffe on this card. …

    TOPPS was not licensed to produce NBA cards. So all the teams had some off the wall variation of their logo. The players wore jerseys on the cards with the city name[/quote]

    That doesn’t make much sense, though. The jersey he’s wearing features a team logo (wordmark), and they use the complete trademarked name of the club on the top of the card, which certainly implies permission.

    So Topps could use a wordmark but not a logo? That doesn’t seem right. Were wordmarks not protected by the club?[/quote]

    I couldn’t let this stand….

    First off, that’s not a Topps card, it’s a Fleer card from 1962.

    Second, Lakers used a giraffe as the logo for all purposes back then. I’ve scanned a pic of an old Lakers vs. Nats program advertisment where you can order your official Lakers giraffe logo basketball…