Revisiting a Favorite Topic: the 1976 Braves’ NickNOBs

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Back in 2012, . . . → Read More: Revisiting a Favorite Topic: the 1976 Braves’ NickNOBs

Major NickNOB Discovery

Serious historical find today, kids, and it’s a follow-up to something we first discussed back in 2012. In May of that year we addressed the rumor that 49ers running back Doug Cunningham had worn a “Goober” nickNOB in the early 1970s. At the time, the only rear-view photo of Cunningham that anyone could produce . . . → Read More: Major NickNOB Discovery

Can the Glow-in-the-Dark Uni Be Far Behind?

Surprising news from the NBA last night, as reports began filtering out that the league will allow, or maybe even encourage, players on the Heat and Nets to wear nicknames on their jerseys for one game this season. (There’s an additional article here.)

This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen nickNOBs on basketball . . . → Read More: Can the Glow-in-the-Dark Uni Be Far Behind?

Braves NickNOBs, Continued

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[Editor’s Note: For the first two installments in this series, look here and here.]

Well well well, look what we have here — Jimmy Wynn in nickNOB mode. I recently obtained that photo from the Braves. It’s the only color image of their 1976 nickNOBs I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, they have only one other nickNOB photo in their archives, and it’s the Andy Messersmith “Channel 17″ shot that we’ve already seen. Still, we’re getting closer, bit by bit.

Speaking of which, we also have two new nickNOB pics that have been turned up by reader Jerry Wolper, whose devotion to this particular project continues to impress:

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