August 09, 2012
MLB and the Mets unveiled the 2013 All Star Game logo Tuesday, and we’re still waiting to see which one is used as the on-field patch. There’s a version that has a Mets logo and a design with no logo at all (other than “2013 ALL STAR GAME”) across the city skyline part of the design. We’re guessing if there’s no “MLB” on the patch then they’ll use the one with the Mets logo.
Since the 2005 game in Detroit, the words “Major League Baseball,” or more commonly the initials “MLB,” have been on every All Star Game patch.
All in all, we like the logo concept, as the patch-happy Mets will have another one to wear next year.
Authentic Store Buzz: As you might imagine based in Philly, the focus is starting to shift from the Phillies to football’s Eagles who open up pre-season play Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field against the Steelers, with sadness still surrounding the franchise in the wake of the death of head coach Andy Reid’s son Garrett on Sunday at age 29.
There will be a moment of silence in memory of Garrett Reid Thursday prior to kickoff, and the Eagles will wear a black circular decal on their helmets with the initials "GR" for the rest of the season.
The 2012 official New Era 5950 Eagles on-field sideline hat is in store (pictured above, left).
Not coincidentally with the NFL in dress rehearsal mode, Nike NFL Elite Jerseys have been quite popular. Next week, Nike ‘Dri Fit’ training shirts that Pro League Authentics is designing for the Eagles strength and conditioning coaches to give to team members, are expected to arrive. The shirt will feature the PLA logo.
Also new in store, Philadelphia Firebirds NAHL T-shirts (picture above, right).
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What years did Notre Dame’s football team wear a Shamrock on its helmets? Answer on Friday.
Wednesday’s answer: The original Los Angeles Angels (1961-65) then California Angels (1966-1997) wore halos on their hats and helmets between the 1961-70 seasons.