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Altho I can’t remember the specifics,  we each must have brought some head gear into the marriage.  (We eloped so surely there were no top hats or bridal veils in our luggage that day!)

When we met we were both NY Yankee fans –  me legitimately so as a Bronx girl,  he counterintuitively as a guy from Queens  – and thus this collection evolved.


And then it seems we accumulated caps from other teams we root for.


And more caps brought back from travels and vacations.


And of course school caps,  our Alma Maters’  and others.


And now finally the best cap!

Retroflash / 100 words

Dana Susan Lehrman

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  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this, Dana, though Danny needs a better Brandeis cap (they don’t have great logo wear). But you do have quite the collection.

  2. Laurie Levy says:

    Great RetroFlash, Dana. While I enjoyed seeing your extensive collection of baseball caps, the last one was definitely the best!

  3. Fun story and like Laurie, I like the last one best.

  4. Marian says:

    Super, Dana, and you have me beaten in terms of the number of baseball caps you have. I am finding that the more casual the hat, the less ridiculous it looks accompanied by a mask. One of these days …

  5. John Shutkin says:

    Great caps, all, Dana. Though I have to wonder how any New York fan can root for any Philly team. (And vice versa, to be fair.)

    And let me just happily pile on and agree that the last cap is absolutely the best.

    • Thanx John. My husband is such a big baseball fan, he’ll go to see other teams when visiting out-of-town friends and will often buy the cap. Of course best is when they come to town and their team is playing the Yanks.

      And two years ago when MLB was hoping to expand baseball to Europe and Britain, we went to London for two exhibition games between the Yanks and the Red Sox and proudly wore our Yankee caps walking around Londontown!

  6. Marian says:

    I grew up going to Yankee games with my grandfather, Dana, so they have sentimental value. Mostly I follow the Giants. For football, the 49ers play in shouting distance to my house, so they are faves. The Warriors come from my time in Oakland, and I enjoy them as well.

  7. Suzy says:

    Fun story, Dana, I love your collection of caps – and judging from the comments, you have lots more that aren’t even in the photos. The last cap, that everyone likes so much, appears not to have a logo on it, just a Biden-Harris button and a Covid vaccine sticker, both of which are great, but not actually part of the cap. Just sayin’. . . .

  8. That’s an impressive stack o’caps, Dana! I particularly like the Bronx bombers chapeau, quite unique. I noticed that John S. drew attention to split loyalties with Pirates and Cardinals. I’m easy with that. I have a Yankees 1903-2003 centennial topper I wear but I’m just as likely to wear my faded, well-worn Red Sox hat, both purchased at points of origin in the Bronx and at Fenway Pahk. Congrats on your vaccine sticker. Got our first round of Pfizer at the Forum parking lot. Car culture works well for vaccinations!

  9. What? No Pittsburgh Pirate hat with the fashionable “P”? Your collection is still lacking something, then. (No I’m not from there, but that’s my baseball team. Ever since Roberto Clemente. Food for another narrative.)
    Fun story!

    • Thanx Dale, and yes we have a Pirates hat around here somewhere too!

      We have good friends in P-burgh and have been to the old Three Rivers stadium before they blew it up. I’m not such a knowledgeable baseball fan, but do love going to the games!

  10. Fun story, Dee…but somehow I expected a photo of you in a dramatic hat of some sort. I think it exists…but maybe only in my mind’s eye.

    • Thanx Bebe, I do like hats and have some nice ones, but looking at a hat rack near our front door I saw many caps with names of places we’ve been or team logos, and realized they seemed to tell a life story!

      • You’re so right about that…and I would comment about that story if I knew the first thing about baseball! Caps do make wonderful mementos of travel, though…and I do have a couple that I treasure. My favorite is from Betsy’s neck of the woods, P-Town.

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