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Category: Prototypes

Possible Seahawks Prototype Jersey Surfaces

Click to enlarge The folks at the Gridiron Uniform Database recently received a note from one of their website visitors, who wanted to tell them about an interesting Seahawks jersey …

A Deep Dive on Blue Jackets Prototypes and Oddities

For all photos, click to enlarge Longtime Uni Watch reader/pal Teebz recently pointed me toward a website devoted to game-worn Blue Jackets jerseys. It’s run by a collector named Charles …

Goodies Galore at the Ripon Athletic Warehouse Sale

For all photos, click to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Jake Jahimiak, who’s going to tell us about some very unusual shopping experiences he recently …

Early Astros Design Sketches Show What Might Have Been

Click to enlarge Judge Roy Hofheinz, the original owner of the Houston Astros, died in 1982. Nearly four decades later, a huge stash of items from his estate has come …

Rare Find: An Apparent Under Armour MLB Prototype Jersey

Click to enlarge The Padres hold an annual “garage sale,” in which they sell off assorted gear. This year’s was on Sunday, and reader Justin Tyre came away with the …

EXCLUSIVE: The Untold Story Behind the Cavs’ 1990s Uniforms

For all photos, click to enlarge I was recently tagged in a Twitter thread in which a guy named Spencer Heffernan claimed that his father, Mark Heffernan, had designed the …

EXCLUSIVE: Collector Snags Grey Pats Prototype Pants

Click to enlarge Back in April, nine days after the Patriots unveiled their new uniform set, I broke the exclusive news that they had considered adding silver/grey pants as an …

Exclusive! 1956 Reds Prototype Uni Discovered

As you know, they Reds are celebrating their sesquicentennial with 15 throwbacks this season. But longtime reader/contributor Bruce “BSmile” Menard has come up with an old Reds uni that wasn’t …

Silver in St. Louis: Unseen (by me) Blues Prototype Emerges

You probably know about the gonzo trumpet-themed uniforms that the Blues were going to wear until GM/coach Mike Keenan supposedly nixed them (although that story may be apocryphal). You might …

An Indians Prototype and a Very Uni-Minded GM

I recently received a communique from longtime reader Marc Viquez, who sent along the photo shown above (which he said was from this book). As you can see, it appears …

A Look at NHL Prototypes

There’s this woman on Twitter named Jen. Her handle is @NHLhistorygirl, so her tweets are mostly about NHL history. Lots of “On this date in 1983…” and things of that …

Old Highlight Film Shows Rams Prototype Jerseys

The Rams-related hits keep on coming. Reader Andrew Kupka was watching the Rams’ 1972 year-in-review video (which is awesome — check it out above) and has found something cool. Toward …

A Long-Lost Cardinals Prototype Design

Click to enlarge Nine days ago, when I was still on my August break from the site, there was a one-sentence Ticker item that I think deserves a closer look, …

Uni Watch Exclusive: Vikings Prototypes

Click to enlarge Hmmm, what have we here? It’s two sets of Vikings prototype designs that were prepared by Reebok in 2003. I got them from a source and confirmed …

A Look Back at Some MLB Uniform Prototypes

Major historical find today, kids. Here’s the backstory: I’ve written several times about Stan the Man wearing the Cardinals’ 1956 home whites while displaying a new set of road grays …