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1940s-1970s Wrigley Field "Andy Frain" Usher Cap

Item Number 45073

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A local boy makes good story stands behind this 1940s-1970s "Andy Frain" usher cap. Chicago native Andy Frain worked his way up to the top, to run professional sports most professional usher corps. Attired in uniforms that would be appropriate for military dress parades, Frain's ushers patrolled the friendly confines of Wrigley Stadium with great integrity, once Frain weeded out the undesirables in the 1930s. A prime example of Frain's usher gear snaps to attention with this vintage cap worn at Wrigley Field. Styled after Notre Dame's blue and gold colors, this size "7-1/8" hat retains a nice shape and displays in excellent condition, with light traces of wear and some very minor soling on the white area. The front is embroidered with the number "284" and the city name "Chicago", with a heavy gold rope accent spanning the area just above the white vinyl bill. Provenance printed inside the cap reads "Maier Lavaty Co." with a logo and address, along with "Property of Andy Frain". So highly regarded were Andy Frain ushers, that they were also employed for all manner of occasions, including political conventions, the Kentucky Derby and private functions where impression mattered.
 



 
 
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