They say its a sign of success when someone bootlegs you, I suppose. I love vintage bootleg toys, mostly because they are just so far off from the original that it’s comical and slightly amazing. This on the other hand, kind of pisses me off.
The funny and interesting thing about this cap, is that 1) it was the least popular hat out of the 3 New Eras we released for Spring 07 and 2) what they bootlegged were the very first prototypes we ever received and later made changes to. If you look at the photo of the final product, above you can see that hey are different from the ones on CML Sports. The pattern on the real one is larger and our logo on the front is done with flat embroidery not 3D style. Plus the “cherry” version is a very off-color of our Magenta Monogram Cap. It’s color are actually based on a proto (in burgundy with carolina print) that would eventually be the magenta cap that we only ever had one sample of and rejected. Wonder where they get the sample cap from? Hmm… interesting.
So just a heads up that none of the caps on CBL Sports are authentic- Twerps!