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trucker hat bonanza

while thrifting last week i came upon a bin chock full to the point of overflowing with vintage 70s and 80s mesh and foam trucker hats. 

it was clearly the collection of one man.  a man who loved baseball caps. he may have had an obsession. 

there were 58 of them, a few of them have doubles, 95% were in unworn brand new deadstock condition.

i’ve already sold a handful, but you can see photos of the fronts of the entire original collection here: 70s 80s vintage trucker hats

i think it’s a fascinating snapshot of a human being. 

what did he do for work? 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210543603/70s-vintage-foam-trucker-mesh-hat?ref=shop_home_active_7



https://www.etsy.com/listing/210529892/80s-vintage-foam-trucker-hat-planters?ref=shop_home_active_12


where did he buy his tractors?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210533875/80s-vintage-foam-trucker-mesh-hat-ford?ref=shop_home_active_18



https://www.etsy.com/listing/210527327/80s-vintage-foam-trucker-mesh-hat-ford?ref=shop_home_active_1


where did he buy his tools? 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210523017/70s-vintage-foam-trucker-hat-phillips?ref=shop_home_active_3

where did he do his banking? 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210519671/80s-vintage-corduroy-trucker-hat-first?ref=shop_home_active_7


what did he like to eat?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210506992/70s-vintage-foam-trucker-mesh-hat?ref=shop_home_active_13


where did he go on vacation?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210501928/70s-vintage-foam-trucker-mesh-hat-black?ref=shop_home_active_16


what did he do for fun?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210508278/80s-vintage-foam-trucker-mesh-hat-thee?ref=shop_home_active_11

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210540773/70s-vintage-foam-trucker-mesh-hat-quit?ref=shop_home_active_10

 what did he consider himself?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210500934/70s-vintage-foam-trucker-mesh-hat?ref=shop_home_active_18


to the farmer from western north carolina who donated his lifelong hat collection to the goodwill, i say thank you!

all of the hats that are still for sale can be found here: 70s 80s vintage trucker hats on Skippy Haha Vintage Etsy