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For love of the obscure

While I was at the Mets game on Monday, I found myself looking through the rack of game-used jerseys for sale. There were a lot of silly prices — for example, is anyone really prepared to pay $350 for a jersey worn by Sean Green? But it amuses me to flip through them to play “remember when?”

When I got to the batting practice jerseys, I saw one that had been issued to Brian Stokes that had a $75 price tag. Most of the others were unmarked, so when I came to this Robinson Cancel jersey I decided to ask.

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eBay Watch: 2002 Game-used Newark Bears hat

Today’s auction du jour is for a game-used 2002 Newark Bears cap, size 7 1/2. According to the seller, it has very light use and was caught behind the Bears’ dugout following the championship-clinching game in 2002. With just under a day and a half left, this cap has received just one bid and the price stands at $6.

If this cap were my size, or if we knew who the player was that wore it, I’d be bidding. It’s a great logo, from a team with a storied tradition that sadly doesn’t seem likely to exist for much longer.