Thursday, May 19, 2016

TBT - Chicago White Sox Edition

Throwback Thursday

Ok this will be a quick and dirty post I will try to actually publish every Thursday. I will make a retro card of a current player from the era of the throwback uni he is wearing. I will also post an actual card from that era as a comparison point.

This should be labeled Part 1 because the White Sox  have so many throw back looks. Add that to the fact that they are my team, and you know there will be others.

Back in April, the Sox wore their home alternate uniforms. These are basically the same design as the 1983 "Wining Ugly" unis. Here is Adam Eaton in his throwback uni on a 1983 Topps Card That Never Was. On the inset, head-shot I used a photo of him wearing the spring training cap. The retro "Batter Up" logo is actually from this era as well. It was never on the cap but was on the warm-ups and the jackets.

As a point of comparison, I included this 1983 Topps Harold Baines card. As you can see the uniform is pretty close. The 50th anniversary (1933-1983) All Star Patch is on Eaton's left sleeve but the right sleeve has a black diamond "Eddie" patch in memory of Eddie Einhorn. Einhorn was a long time Sox Vice Chairman who passed away earlier this year.  Also in 1983 they were still sporting the Sans-a-belt look. This was a look the Sox chose to leave out of the current version.

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