View Full Version : ISO: Vintage mid-80s red batting practice jersey
04-13-2009, 05:24 PM
I may have imagined this existed as a child, but I SWEAR I had one at some point. It was a mesh batting practice jersey, no buttons, it was red and had the 80s batter-posing logo on the left chest area. It also had blue and white stripes down the side of the sleeve. I'll occasionally search on google/check ebay, but have never been able to find so much as a photo of one, let alone one for sale. Anyone remember these??? I would LOVE to get my hands on one...
04-13-2009, 05:33 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.
04-13-2009, 05:48 PM
*edit* NVM, I didn't read the part that it was red. xD
Lip Man 1
04-13-2009, 06:31 PM
The Sox wore what you are talking about for the 1982 season. A Fleer card of Harold Baines in either 82 or 83 shows this.
04-13-2009, 06:36 PM
I think you are doing a combo of this.....http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:kkxh98uy5zPeOM:http://www.morthas.com/cards/Webdotson.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.morthas.com/cards/Webdotson.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.morthas.com/show_item.asp%3FSubCatID%3D93&usg=__KUpUaj5ymjYW8r6TVugpTUIEo5U=&h=450&w=320&sz=54&hl=en&start=31&sig2=sV6bz0f5-OFHGDmWHzLV5w&um=1&tbnid=kkxh98uy5zPeOM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=90&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drich%2Bdotson%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%2 6rlz%3D1T4ADBF_enUS243US246%26sa%3DN%26start%3D20% 26um%3D1&ei=VMvjSYqkKaP0nQevt5mEDg) and this...
http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:6GvP8oukPYuQtM:http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/richard_dotson_autograph.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/richard_dotson_autograph.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php%3Fp%3Ddotsori01&usg=__lOAlleyA9piq3urfWYaKx_WN0Fc=&h=310&w=217&sz=12&hl=en&start=11&sig2=qcXTtqfYlO5G7kQ5_Hem7Q&um=1&tbnid=6GvP8oukPYuQtM:&tbnh=117&tbnw=82&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drich%2Bdotson%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4AD BF_enUS243US246%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1&ei=OcvjSeqlNajznQeG5sGfDg)
the first has the logo, the second has the stripes on sleeve. I remember getting that one for my 11th birthday in 1984 on a surprise trip to game with mom & dad. Oh for those good old carefree days....
04-13-2009, 06:41 PM
04-13-2009, 08:03 PM
bought mine 2 yrs ago from ebay.
04-14-2009, 12:56 AM
YES! That's it, the one Fiskie is wearing in that 83 fleer card photo... and I think I had the one from the Dotson card too, and must have combined them in my memory! I'll keep my eyes peeled on ebay... Thanks everyone!
04-14-2009, 01:11 AM
YES! That's it, the one Fiskie is wearing in that 83 fleer card photo...Fiskie???? :gah:
04-14-2009, 06:36 AM
Better than C-Fis.
04-14-2009, 08:49 AM
I had the same one as in the Dotson card when I was a kid and wore the absolute **** out of that jersey.
hi im skot
04-14-2009, 09:49 AM
Grandstand has a similar version of this jersey made by Nike. It's a pretty heavy cotton red jersey with the batter man logo sewn on the front, with the name and numbering sewn on the back. No stripes, and obviously it's not mesh.
I saw two Ozzie jerseys in the clearance section, one size large, not sure the size on the other. $40.
04-14-2009, 10:29 AM
I see them on Ebay from time to time.
04-14-2009, 10:51 AM
Better than C-Fis.I'll give you that.
04-14-2009, 12:10 PM
I don't know why I referred to him as Fiskie... I think I was just excited about the jersey! :redface:
04-14-2009, 02:53 PM
After seeing that photo of Jim Kern, I really miss the old ballpark (design). I agree it was time for her to go, but "darn nubbit" why couldn't they just build another one just like it but bigger/better/newer?! I love the upper deck outfield and church-like window that are seen from the playing field.
04-14-2009, 02:59 PM
I have a nike Baines batting practice red jersey that I recieved as a gift last year. After I got it I started to notice a few peple with Ozzie's jersey late in the season last year. The person who bought it for me said the picked it up at Marshalls or Tj Maxx. Best of luck
04-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Ha there's like 3 guys on that page of cards that Paulie can beat in a race. As for the jersey I believe I saw one in Grandstand.
04-16-2009, 05:26 PM
Cool. Can't make it to a game until the Toronto series next weekend, but will swing by Grandstand and check out their selection.
After an exhaustive internet search, I cannot find even one reference/mention of either of the jerseys (the 1982 red and 1983 red)... whether they were strictly batting practice, or simply functioned as a third jersey or what... and the only photos I can find of them are on 1983 and 1984 baseball cards... a rarity indeed!
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