Fan Shop

What are some of the top brands offering sports fan apparel?

People looking for ball caps that sport a favorite team logo often turn to New Era hats. Whether fans support a favorite college team or an NFL, NHL, MLB, or NBA club, New Era offers a wide variety. Nike, Adidas, and Reebok provide an array of college and professional sports caps, shorts, jerseys, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and pajama bottoms. Many fans also appreciate the high-quality buttoned baseball shirts and other clothing manufactured by Majestic.

What is the difference between a snapback hat and other kinds of ball caps?

Snapback hats are staples at fan apparel and souvenir shops. Snapbacks come in two types. Trucker snapbacks are made from plastic mesh and foam, while standard snapback hats have a fabric construction. Snapbacks differ from other kinds of ball caps because they have a flat bill and a snap-together adjustable rear closure, as opposed to a curved bill and adjustable Velcro or buckle-style closure.

What is the history behind bobblehead dolls?

Early ceramic bobblehead dolls, known as nodders, came from Germany with production beginning in the late 1700s and early 1800s. In the 1920s, a bobblehead doll based on a New York Knicks player gained popularity, but general interest in bobblehead dolls waned by the 1930s. By 1960, a number of paper mache baseball bobbleheads surfaced, and those featuring the likenesses of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays sold well at the World Series that year. Throughout the next several decades, construction moved from papier-mache to ceramic to plastic, and now bobbleheads are highly collectible.