1969 Seattle Pilots home jersey restoration
The Dream Shop is again visited by MLB royalty... one of the probably no more than 50 original Seattle Pilots original home jerseys that still exist from their sole season of 1969. Collector Sherman Chan trusted me to restore it for him.
We've told the story of the expansion 1969 Pilots here before, a team that existed for only one season before going bankrupt and becoming the 1970 Milwaukee Brewers, just two weeks before the start of that season. The Brewers' first set of uniforms were the Pilots' planned 1970 suits, hurriedly stripped of their wordmarks, and "BREWERS" added arched on the front with minimal creativity. The Pilots' sleeve braid remained behind.
This post is only for the truly hardcore among you. Follow along with the photos, and I will tell you the story.