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Category: Uni-centric Books

Uni Watch Bookshelf: ‘All Caps: Stories That Justify an Outrageous Hat Collection’

A new book tells the story of its author’s life through his cap collection.

How I First Got It™: A 1992 NHL Coloring Book

For one Uni Watch reader, an NHL coloring book from his youth had a transformative effect. Let’s take a look!

Some Classic 1970s NFL/Marvel Crossover Images

Click to enlarge The cultural overlap between sports and superhero comics has really exploded in recent years, but you can find traces of it going back at least 50 years. …

Uni Watch Bookshelf: The Great NFL Fun Books

For all photos, click to enlarge Our “Collector’s Corner” columnist, Brinke Guthrie, recently made me aware of something called The Great NFL Fun Book, a Scholastic title that was published …

Uni Watch Library: Goodies Galore in ‘Vintage Champion’

For all photos, click to enlarge — it’s worth it! Some of you may have been expecting me to write some sort of manifesto about last night’s Rams/Seahawks fiasco. And …

Uni Watch Bookshelf: ‘The Fabric of the Game’

Click to enlarge Today is Nov. 3 — a date that many of us have been awaiting with increasing anticipation and anxiousness. For those of us of a particular persuasion, …

Uni Watch Library: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Ballcaps

Click to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Good morning! Today we have a guest entry from Miles Crowther, who’s going to tell us about a new uni-centric book he recently acquired. Enjoy. …

The Okkonen Files, Vol. 6: Letters on Letterhead

It’s been over three months since we had an entry in the Okkonen files, the series of entries in which I’m examining the work and legacy of pioneering baseball uniform …

Judging a Book by Its Cover

Jim Griffin recently wrote his first book — a position-by-position look at the best players in Yankees history, which was published about a month ago by Lyons Press. Along the …

The Okkonen Files, Vol. 5: Various Reader Interactions

Welcome to the latest installment of the Okkonen files, as we continue to examine the work and legacy of pioneering baseball uniform researcher Marc Okkonen, who died in late May. …

The Okkonen Files, Vol. 4: A Letter from the Master

Click to enlarge Welcome to the latest installment of Uni Watch’s deep dive the work and legacy of pioneering baseball uniform researcher Marc Okkonen, who died in late May. Previous …

The Okkonen Files, Vol. 3: Thoughts From Todd Radom

Welcome to the latest installment of the Okkonen files, as we continue to examine the work and legacy of pioneering baseball uniform researcher Marc Okkonen, who died in late May. …

Jim Bouton: 1939–2019

Click to enlarge Word came down last night that former MLB pitcher and best-selling author Jim Bouton had died at the age of 80. As you can see in the …

The Okkonen Files, Vol. 2: Mitchell & Ness Memories

For all photos, click to enlarge Welcome to Vol. 2 of the Okkonen Files, as we continue to explore the work and legacy of pioneering baseball uniform researcher Marc Okkonen, …

The Okkonen Files, Vol. 1: The Birth of Dressed to the Nines

Last month I wrote an obituary/tribute for Marc Okkonen (that’s him at right, throwing out the first pitch at the 2016 home opener of his hometown Muskegon Clippers; click to …