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Fittedguy16
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 5:33 am    Post subject: Fan Fest? A must. Reply with quote
So as Alluded to in my previous response in the "recent pick-ups section" if you can attend your local team's fanfest, i would totally do it. Saturday, I went to D-Backs Fan Fest and boy was it a gold mine. Prepare for a Spam of caps!

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As you can see in the first pic, all of these caps were $10 a pop, and the first two pics were entirely team issued/game worn stock....so that means entirely USA Made stock....even caps that were only available as imported at retail. Only down side was really the lack of organization, despite how it looks, it was a mess. Sections were marked as 7, 7 1/8, 7 1/4, 7 1/2, 7 5/8, and 8. Yet despite this, there were very few 1/2s and most in that section were actually 3/8s (except two i managed to grab for a fellow collector which were 1/2s and he is a 3/8 Confused )

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Here is the full haul for Multiple other collectors (NECT Members too) and myself.

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And above is my personal haul. Two USA Made Gradients, a 2015 St. Pats with clover on the back, Small A and Poly 2015 TBTC, 2015 Memorial day, and USA Made 2016 Stars and Stripes.

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A few more pics of my more interesting finds, and yes the 2016 is the highest grade of poly despite the weird mesh netting on the front two panels.
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
So sick! I wish the Phillies did something on this scale.
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am so jealous. How much was the jersey?
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've got to admit I'm quite jealous. I went to the Twins fan fest, and they didn't really have anything in terms of caps. They had a few game worn caps from the Wild Card game and 9/11 but that was it. Most of these caps were being sold for somewhere between $50 to $200 depending on the player.

There was a vender selling some old Twins caps, but I tried one on and the bill snapped. Sad
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks again man Very Happy
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
On average, how many 7 3/4 to 8s do teams get? I've seen some game use and game issued auctions over the years and a lot of these guys don't go above 7 1/2. So I assume team stock has to favor 7 to 7 1/2 almost exclusively
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I wish SF Giants FanFest had as much hats. In terms of the special edition ones, not much
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is very, very cool.
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Canít agree enough with this thread. I posted a few weeks back that I was super pumped to find all of this yearís orioles SE hats MUSA at the Orioles authenticates booth at their fanfest. It was all the overflow from the team that was brand new and 20 bucks each. Fatherís Day, motherís Day, MD flag/pimlico day, Memorial Day, 1992 TBTC (of course, this was MUSA at retail, but the others), S and S, 9/11. So yeah, Iíd recommend the fanfest of your local team.
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Post Posted: 02/19/18 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I regret not getting the time off to go this year 😅
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Post Posted: 02/20/18 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Brett can you help me get any of these hats in 7 1/8 please??
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Post Posted: 02/20/18 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Awesome haul. I hate how the Yankees will never do something like this. I even contacted Steiner Sports trying for some team issued but no luck.
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Post Posted: 02/21/18 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Rangers do this at their fan fest but have nowhere near the same amount of hats the D-Backs do! I was able to pick up a '17 Mother's Day and Father's Day MUSA, '17 St. Patrick's Day MUSA, and a 2012 Stars & Stripes which was Chino but was game used. All hats were $15 each.

I do think the Rangers stock is a little low though because their foundation sells them occasionally throughout the year at the foundation booth. I snagged a '16 Stars & Stripes MUSA cap at a game last June.

Nice haul!
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Post Posted: 02/21/18 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
My jaw hit the floor! Man I wish I could have been there. Padres fan fest has a similar amount. Two table worth of caps. I have pictures but I haven't had time to upload them.
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Post Posted: 02/21/18 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Insomniac186 wrote:
My jaw hit the floor! Man I wish I could have been there. Padres fan fest has a similar amount. Two table worth of caps. I have pictures but I haven't had time to upload them.


How much did they want for them there?
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