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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by Efawcett7, May 9, 2018.

  1. Efawcett7

    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett GC Columnist VIP Member

    Found this hat at a thrift store here in Edmonton. Finding Gators stuff at a thrift store 3000 miles from Gainesville is wild!

    Getting Florida stuff here always sucks (the Canadian dollar sucking plus shipping plus duty at the border) always makes Gators stuff really expensive so to find something vintage is sweet!

    I also should have taken a before photo. This hat was in nasty shape but I gave it a deep clean and restored it pretty well! IMG_6210.JPG
     
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  2. Matherly87

    Matherly87 GC Hall of Fame

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    Wait a minute! Something is not right here. Your photo make all of us in Florida think you are holding a Gator hat while wearing an FSU jacket. And don't try to convince us its some hockey team up in Canada. Any Gator fan would know Orange and Blue does not mix with Garnet and Gold. What gives?

    Hope you know I'm just trying to give you a hard time. LOL
     
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  3. jmac83

    jmac83 GC Legend

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    That was the first thing I noticed about the photo, also, lol. Something just ain't right with this here Canadian feller.
     
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  4. Efawcett7

    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett GC Columnist VIP Member

    Hahahaha! It's a USC starter jacket. Not a team I should be repping, but it is a cool jacket.
     
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  5. exiledgator

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    Starter Jacket and cool in the same sentence?

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  6. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay GC Hall of Fame

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    That's uglier than some of the stuff I gave you which is saying something!

    Pretty cool find though up there.
     
  7. cincinnatigator

    cincinnatigator GC Hall of Fame

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    That's pretty cool. That said, you wouldn't catch me wearing it.
     
  8. tilly

    tilly Superhero Moderator with bulletproof posts! Moderator VIP Member

    It was da bomb in 1995 yo!
     
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  9. themistocles

    themistocles VIP Member

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    Well fawcett, I once found a Cuban Coffee Pot in a Reno, NV thrift store in 1975, but due to it's rarity there (not here in Tampa at all), they jacked up the price ridiculously, so my then wife and I didn't buy it.

    Trade and exchange routes have been extensive for as long as we find artifacts. Tradesmen, Entertainers and Story Tellers have always wandered long distances seeking buyers/audiences, and people always carry things from home with them when they travel, and not infrequently, unburden themselves of certain things which are replaced by something they get far away and take home to amaze their friends.

    In the Americas, many things produced by one of the large South/Central American Civs have been dug up even on the East Coast, in Canada, and in the Far Northwest, and the same must be true for stuff from the Missippean Culture (the mound builders of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota & Wisconsin), although I'm not aware of any examples. Copper products from the Great Lake Region has been found all over the Americas, however.
     
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  10. Matherly87

    Matherly87 GC Hall of Fame

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    We can make this all go away if you would kindly post an image of yourself wearing you best Gator jacket and that cap out on a street somewhere and not some sports shop. Preferably not some Starter jacket from the 90's. Aye? LOL
     
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  11. WESGATORS

    WESGATORS Moderator VIP Member

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    Does the hat make you fast?

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS
     
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  12. tilly

    tilly Superhero Moderator with bulletproof posts! Moderator VIP Member

    I see what you did there.:cool: