A baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a curved crown and a rigid peak protruding in front. When first invented, the front of the cap was generally used to advertise the name of a sports team, or the sponsors of a game. Now caps are used as a marketing tool, to promote products and services, as well as still being a big star in the sporting world.
The history of the baseball cap.
The baseball cap was invented in the 1800’s when the Brooklyn Excelsiors baseball team wore the very first type of cap, the ancestor of the modern rounded-top baseball cap. This cap featured a long peak to keep the sun from the players’ eyes. The caps were made to fit individual players heads, with a few adjustable caps that could fit any head size available for team mates without a measured hat.
Spectators saw the cap being worn and by 1900, the baseball cap was popular with both players and the sports observers.
In the 1940’s, rubber was used to stiffen the caps and the modern baseball cap as we know it was born.
The adjustable baseball caps that were used to fit any head size within the sport, inspired the invention of the Snapback cap, a cap with a flat rim and a plastic adaptable strap that “snapped” into place at the back.
The snapback became increasingly popular in the 1980’s, throughout the 90’s and to this day, the cap is still incredibly fashionable.
Baseball caps and snapbacks are such a great promotional fashion option because your business logo can be adorned on the front, peak, sides, and even the back, meaning if you want to advertise your brand you have many options.
At bmt Promotions we have a range of caps and visor to suit your promotional headwear needs, take a look at the few below:
The Result Herringbone Sun Visor is a one size visor in three colour options. It’s a great giveaway option for gymnasiums and sports instructors trying to market their business. The sun visor includes a pre-curved peak, towel sweatband backing and an easy tear release size adjuster.
Stretch fit cap
The Beechfield Lux Knit Stretch-Fit Cap has structured front panels, has stitched ventilation eyelets and is made of six panels where your business logo can be printed or embroidered onto. These caps have a stretch-fit crown for extra comfort and style.
Snapback Trucker Cap
The Beechfield Snapback Trucker Cap is a retro style cap with a 5-panel crown for advertising your brand. It comes in a variety of colours and features mesh rear panels. With its pre-curved peak and snapback adjuster this is a fashionable freebie for your business to giveaway at your next exhibition or trade show.