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Milwaukee Braves


In 1953 the Boston Braves relocated to Milwaukee where they played until moving to Atlanta after the 1965 season. The team carried over the 1952 Boston caps but put an M on the cap in place of the B.

1953

The first Braves caps had a felt logo, like the Boston caps...

Wilson

...or a logo on a patch sewn to the cap. (this one could be a spring training version).

Wilson

1953-58

Eventually logos were embroidered. The inner lines of the "M" were quite thin.

Wilson distibuted by Horace Partidge

Tim McAuliffe/KM Pro

Wilson

1959-65

Around 1959 the inner lines of the "M" thicken.

Wilson


CAUTION - NOT AN ORIGINAL CAP

I've seen a few of these sell for big bucks on eBay as original caps. I hate to spoil the party, but this style Wilson tag (with the size on the bottom of the tag itself, and not stamped on the sweatband or on a separate size tag) first appeared around 1973-74. To verify this, just look at teams that changed styles in the 1970's and used Wilson caps, like the Phillies, Reds and, yes, the Atlanta Braves. Also, the logo is on a patch which the team only wore in the early 50's. And to top it off, I had one myself from the Johnny Pesky Collection. It's a 1975 replica cap from and Old Timer's event celebrating the team's 10th year in Atlanta.


After the 1965 season the Braves relocate to Atlanta.

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