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Category: Typography

Why Can’t Teams Use the Right Fonts on Retired Number Banners?

It seems like a simple enough thing, but a surprising number of teams get it wrong.

New ‘Best Players by Uni Number’ Graphics for Denver and Detroit (and Phoenix!)

Chicago got us started last week. Today we have two more cities — wait, make that three more — joining in on the fun.

Little Things Mean a Lot: La Stella Gets a Lowercase ‘a’

Click to enlarge Greetings from northern Colorado, where I’m currently spending a few days doing outdoorsy stuff (but may have to high-tail it due to an approaching storm — we’ll …

Let’s Talk About the Coyotes’ Bizarre NOB Lettering

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning! In last Sunday’s Ticker, Phil briefly mentioned the really fun “Los Yotes” pregame jerseys that the Coyotes wore two nights earlier. I …

Video Game Shows New Unis for Jackie Robinson Day

Good morning! April 15 — just 11 days from now — is Jackie Robinson Day. It’s also the 75th anniversary of Jackie breaking the big league color barrier and the …

Period Piece: Grammarians Triggered by U.S.F.’s Jerseys

Click to enlarge The San Francisco men’s hoops team doesn’t get much national exposure these days, so lots of fans freaked out yesterday when they tuned in for the team’s …

1970s-80s Orioles Had a Weird Uni Inconsistency

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning, and happy last day of February! Hope you all had a good weekend. Now then: People often forget that Reggie Jackson played …

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 …

Period Piece, Revisited

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images; click to enlarge Nearly four years ago, I wrote a piece about how some NFL teams use a period after the “Jr” …

It’s Not Orcket Science: A Jersey Typo for the Ages

OH COME ON https://t.co/dfoZ04pOc8 pic.twitter.com/CkVOzuV7bE — Taylor Pate (@taylorlpate) March 3, 2021 About skatey-eight jillion people yesterday sent me the tweet shown above — clearly a classic of its type. …

The Uni Hyphen: How a Little Mark Can Make a Big Difference

Click to enlarge Mets prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong — the 19th overall pick in last year’s MLB draft — made his Grapefruit League debut yesterday. There was lots of chatter about …

Memorial Mystery: The Case of the Curious ‘44’

Click to enlarge Strange doings yesterday in Atlanta, as a memorial service for Henry Aaron was held at the Braves’ ballpark. As you can see, they emblazoned a huge “44” …

A Uni Watch Look at the NFL 2020 Season Opener

The 2020 NFL season got underway last night, as Kansas City hosted Houston. As KC took the field, I was surprised to see that they weren’t wearing a Super Bowl …

Colts Make Five Uni Changes but Announce Only Four

Honoring our past. Always evolving. pic.twitter.com/BBWqIG7p6p — Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) April 13, 2020 With no advance warning, the Colts announced their uniform and logo changes yesterday. The video shown above …

Tales from the Dream Shop: Restoring a Joe Torre Jersey

For all phtoos, click to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Back in January we had a guest entry from Bill Henderson about his restoration of an old Mickey Mantle jersey. That post …