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1936 Boston Bees Pro Model Cap (Ray Mueller)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,160.00
In 1936 the Boston Braves changed their name to the "Boston Bees," and with that new nickname came a new uniform style as well. This extremely rare hat dates to that memorable 1936 transition season and reflects the team's new royal blue and gold color scheme. The royal blue wool cap features a blue-on-gold felt "B" on the front and a leather headband. No manufacturer's label or size tag is present. Only light wear is displayed throughout and the cap remains in virtually the same state as when originally issued. The late 1930s represented a period of flux for Boston with regard to uniforms. The club changed uniform styles every season from 1936 to 1940, with the blue-and-gold color scheme abandoned after the 1938 season. Vintage pro model caps from the 1930s are quite rare, especially a one-year style such as this rare cap dating from the inaugural season of the "Boston Bees." This cap originates from the estate of former Major League catcher Ray Mueller, who played for the Bees from 1935 to 1938. LOA from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,160.00
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