Please consider supporting this episode's advertisers, Oxford Pennant (get 20% off any order with checkout code UNIFIED), Ebbets Field Flannels (10% off, except on NFL items, with checkout code UNIFIED), and Homefield Apparel (15% off with checkout code UNIFIED).
Episode brought to you by
Why are so many people who are into uniforms and logos also into collecting, and when does collecting cross the line and become hoarding? Chris and Paul discuss those questions in today’s episode.
Plus they talk about the NBA’s new “Earned” uniforms, Minor League Baseball’s new logo, teams that wear green for St. Patrick’s Day, and more.
Here are are photos and links regarding some of the things discussed in this episode, in the rough order that they come up:
- Here’s Paul’s new podcasting setup.
- Here’s one of Paul’s early Pandemic Porch Cocktails™ photos (you can see the full year’s worth of daily photos here.)
- Here are the NBA’s “Earned” uniforms, which teams get to wear if they made the playoffs last season: Heat, Raptors, Pacers, Magic, Nets, Sixers, Bucks, Celtics, Lakers, Clippers, Jazz, Blazers, Mavericks, Nuggets, Thunder, Rockets.
- Here’s a comparison of the old and new MiLB logos (Chris has written a good article with more information.)
- Here are some past examples of MLB, NHL, and NBA teams wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day: Tigers, Penguins, Senators, Kings, Knicks, Bulls.
- Here are some shots of the late-1950s aluminum siding catalog that Paul once brought to to a meeting with Chris and designer Todd Radom (you can get additional info about the catalog, and see more photos, here.)
- Paul likes to collect old uniform catalogs, which often have pages like this one.
- Here are some vintage bowling-themed beer ads like the ones Paul used to collect.
- Here’s a shot of Paul’s old pencil sharpener collection, which filled an archway in his old apartment.
- Here’s a small sampling of Chris’s bread tag collection, organized by expiration date.
- Here’s a shot of a wallet lined with part of a game-used MLB jersey, and a hat knit from the yarn at the center of an game-used baseball.
- Here’s the full scene from the 1987 movie Throw Momma from the Train, in which Danny DeVito shows his coin collection to a skeptical Billy Crystal: