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Fantastic Fashions – St. Louis Cardinals Pillbox Helmets

14 Aug
1977 Topps - Lou Brock

1977 Topps – Lou Brock

Most people know about the Pittsburgh Pirates wearing the old “pillbox”-style caps for a few years in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  What I didn’t know was that the St. Louis Cardinals and a few other National League teams did the same in 1976 to celebrate the League’s centennial.  The Cardinals even took it to a new level of ridiculousness by ensuring that their road helmets also had the striping painted on.

This is a decision that probably could have been reconsidered.  Lou Brock would agree… and he’s in the Hall of Fame.

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