As you’ve probably noticed in the left sidebar, our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions have another big auction underway. Here are some of the more interesting items:
• Interesting to see that the 1977 NBA All-Star Game uni had a patch on the shorts. Since the game was in Milwaukee, the patch design was a beer mug — love it (full listing). Here’s how it looked on the court.
Want to see more? You can browse through the entire auction catalog here.
PermaRec update: The latest entry on the Permanent Record blog is about a few hundred letters written by a pair of World War II servicemen, which were found in an old hatbox that was purchased at an estate sale for $1 (shown at right). Check it out here.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Redskins owner Dan Snyder is running scared. If he really felt secure in his position about the team’s name, he wouldn’t need to address it at all — he’d just carry on and ignore the whole thing. When he says, “We’ll NEVER change the name — you can use caps,” he’s like the guy trying to compensate for his small dick by driving an SUV with the radio turned up really loud. Better drive faster, Dan — they’re gaining on ya. … When you hear the term “baseball jacket,” you probably don’t think of these (nice find by Alan Kreit). … Here’s Cincinnati’s official sideline cap for the upcoming football season (from Mark Fightmaster). … New mascot for Northeast Ohio Medical University. “Luckily, they don’t field any teams,” says Mary Lynn Delfino. “We can only imagine the uni follies that would ensue.” … “Much like the Bills themselves, the team’s draft day war room is stuck in the late ’90s,” notes Steve Laga. … A guy in Indianapolis has designed his own soccer league (from Darin Nelson). … Brian Mazmanian reports that waitresses at Jerry Remy’s restaurant, across from Fenway Park, are wearing Red Sox-style two-in-ones. … New 1983 throwbacks for the Toronto Argonauts. … Oh baby, this has gotta be one of the most gloriously gaudy basketball uniforms I’ve ever seen. That’s the 1965-66 Oglethorpe College squad. “In my role as incoming President of the Oglethorpe Alumni Board, I am interested in seeing what it would take to outfit our team in throwbacks from this era,” says Austin Gillis. Make it happen, Austin! … There’s a case to be made for Marge Simpson appearing on the Blazers’ jerseys (from Jeremy Brahm). … Brian Codagnone sent along this photo of a very nice horse racing jockey’s saddle cloth tag. … “The Trenton Thunder retired David Ecksein’s number on Wednesday,” says Harrison Tishler. “They showed highlights from his time in Trenton, including a shot where he had no logo on his helmet.” … New helmets for several schools in the NCAA lacrosse tourney (from Matt Powers). … The Hillsboro Hops — that’s the new short-season single-A team in Oregon — will unveil their new uniforms next Thursday (from Christopher Ouellette). … New logo for 21st Century Fox. … Deadspin posted an awesome infographic yesterday showing the disgraceful truth that the highest-paid public employee in most states is a coach. … Kids today: A Montreal girl was sent home from school for wearing an Ottawa Senators jersey (from Brian Smith). … New third kit for AC Milan (from Gareth Hammond). … Nice story about a guy who used to wear his dad’s old baseball uniforms (thanks, Brinke). … Odd look last night for Marlon Byrd of the Mets, who had an orange-bodied undershirt but blue sleeves. Either that or he wore a short-sleeved orange shirt over a long-sleeved blue one. … I’ll be away from the computer almost all day (attending a wedding on a boat, then running errands, then meeting Phil at Shea for tonight’s Mets/Bucs game), so please go easy on the Ticker emails today, okay? Okay.
Looking ahead: My ESPN.com colleague Jim Caple and I have been working on a “Battle of the Uniforms” project that will roll out next week (similar to the “Battle of the Ballparks” series that Jim handled last year). Basically, we’ve set up a uniform bracket, and readers will get to vote on the winners. There will also be sidebars written by me and Jim, slideshows, and so on. So get ready to vote early and often.