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Uni Watch Classics: Nick Francona on Memorial Day Uniforms

[Editor’s Note: The days tend to bleed into each other during the pandemic, so you might not realize that Memorial Day is now just a few days away. With that …

The Story Behind the NFL’s 1990s Uniform Deals

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be healthy and safe. Hope you are as well. Now then: Over the past two decades we’ve …

Powering Up a Debate Over NFL Batteries

Lately I’ve been hearing some chatter about NFL team-branded batteries. It began a few weeks ago when Twitter-er Shaun Meulemans posted the photo shown above and said, “This might me …

The Untold Story of the NFL Game Face

Click to enlarge Back in January I retweeted a photo of a ski mask designed to look like an NFL helmet. Those ski masks, called Game Faces, were sold back …

What It Was Like Working for Starter in the 1980s and ’90s

Click to enlarge Twenty years ago today — April 19, 1999 — the sportswear brand Starter filed for bankruptcy, bringing an end to a storied retail and on-field brand. As …

Some Thoughts on This Year’s MLB Holiday Uniforms

As you probably know by now, MLB released its holiday uniforms on Friday. Phil had a full rundown on Saturday. If you haven’t already read that, start there so you’re …

What It Was Like to Work at Twins Enterprise

Cleaning out the office and found this. What should I do with it, @UniWatch? (CC @zach_goodall) #Jaguars pic.twitter.com/MM3buCuk2d — Jeff Sharon (@Jeff_Sharon) February 12, 2019 Last week a guy named …

Underappreciated Uni Element Featured for First Time on Cap

The egg timer at the New Era offices — the one that rings every few weeks to remind them it’s time to feed the retail beast by cranking out another …

Lots of Founding-Year Glitches in NBA Draft Caps

The NBA draft takes place tonight which means we’ll be seeing lots of NBA draft caps. Normally, I don’t care about draft caps, which are basically just a pointless merchandise …

A Look Back at an Unusual NFL Logo

I don’t usually worry too much about logos that appear on retail merch. But we’re going to talk about precisely such a logo today. It all started when longtime reader …