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Lot # 172: 1970s Milwaukee Brewers Game Worn Cap

Category: Baseball Equipment

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Pop-Up",
which ran from 1/14/2024 7:00 PM to
1/28/2024 10:00 PM



Displayed is a Milwaukee Brewers game-worn cap, circa late 1970s. This model cap was worn by the Brewers from 1975 on during the 1970s decade. It was worn by an unknown player. On the underside of the cap's bill is a number 14, written in black marker by an unknown hand. Although the Brewers did not win any championships during the time when this cap was game-worn, in 1976 the great Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, then baseball's all-time Home Run King, was on the Brewers in his final playing season. The two most likely Brewers who could have been the player wearing this cap are either center fielder Von Joshua (at some point in the 1976-77 season) or Jim Wohlford (at some point between 1977-79). Von Joshua had a 10-year Major League career. In addition to his time with Milwaukee, he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1969-71, 1973-74 & 1979), San Francisco Giants (1975-76), and San Diego Padres (1980). Joshua batted .267 with Milwaukee in '76, and he hit .261 with the Brewers in '77. Jim Wohlford, an outfielder and pinch hitter, was on Milwaukee from 1977-79. He played 15 seasons in the Major Leagues. In addition to his time with the Brewers, Wohlford played for the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, and Montreal Expos. In his three seasons with Milwaukee, Wohlford played in 238 games and hit a combined .260. The mainly blue cap has two gold-colored front panels and a blue letter M. The rear hatband has a "Pro KM" manufacturer's tag. On the left side of the hatband is a "Pro KM Cap" stamp and a stamp showing size 7 1/4. The cap exhibits a few very tiny, hardly noticeable stains, and is in overall EXCELLENT condition. The cap comes from the famous and well-respected Louis Kendrick Collection.

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