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By Phil Hecken, with Jimmer Vilk

A couple weeks ago, Jim Vilk DM’ed me a couple pictures which really piqued my interest, and mentioned they came from a book he’d picked up while thrifting. Intrigued, I asked if he thought they might make for a good article on Uni Watch. He thought they would. With Pitchers and Catchers reporting for most teams, this is a great way to kick off the baseball season. (You can click some of the images to enlarge.)

Here’s Jimmer with his Uni Watch book review on…

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I Love a Man in a Uniform: Bill Henderson Interview

If you’re a regular Uni Watch reader, you’re probably familiar with (and, ideally, own a copy of) Bill Henderson’s seminal Game Worn Guide to MLB Jerseys, by far the most authoritative product of its type. It’s no exaggeration to say I refer to it on a near-daily basis — to confirm this, to . . . → Read More: I Love a Man in a Uniform: Bill Henderson Interview

A Book Worth Getting Excited About

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I’ve written many times about the seminal graphic designer and illustrator Otis Shepard, who did great artwork for the Cubs, plus he designed several of the Cubbies’ uniforms. He also did lots of non-sports work, most notably for Wrigley. His creative partner for most of this . . . → Read More: A Book Worth Getting Excited About

Bill Henderson wants your help for the Seventh Edition of the Game Worn MLB Jersey Guide

By Morris Levin

Bill Henderson publishes the Game Worn MLB Jersey Guide. The most recent edition was the Sixth which he released in 2012. Bill catalogs and identifies every jersey worn in a Major League game since 1970, and shows the unique attributes specific to each garment to assist the collector in identifying . . . → Read More: Bill Henderson wants your help for the Seventh Edition of the Game Worn MLB Jersey Guide