Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More Memories Of Uniform - Tigers Edition

The Tigers have been one of the more stable teams in Japanese baseball history.  They were founded in 1935 as (I believe) the Osaka Tigers but changed their name during the war to Hanshin.  After the war they went back to being called the Osaka Tigers until the 1961 season, when they changed the name to the Hanshin Tigers (and adopted the interlocking "H" and "T" logo that their hats have used ever since).

Once again I am using The History Of Uniform and Professional Baseball Uniforms Encyclopedia 1936-2013 as my primary sources.  Neither source differentiates between home and away uniforms until 1953.  I am also using Yakyu Baka's Uniform posts as a reference for some of the more recent uniforms.

1936-40 3 different

2006 BBM Nostalgic Baseball #011

2006 BBM Nostalgic Baseball 014

2010 BBM Tigers 75th Anniversary #10

1940-43 2 different

2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #386

1944 2 different

1945-48 2 different

2005 BBM Tigers 70th Anniversary #02

1947-51 2 different

2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #451

2005 BBM Tigers 70th Anniversary #16
1948-49

2010 BBM Tigers 75th Anniversary #02

1950-51

1951 JGA 11 Watanabe
1951-53 2 different

2005 BBM Tigers 70th Anniversary #12
1953-57 Home

2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #422
1953-57 Away

1958-59 Home

2013 BBM Tigers Legends #94
1958-59 Away

2009 Epoch All Japan Baseball Foundation 15th Anniversary #09
1960 Home

2013 BBM Tigers Legends #95
1960 Away

2015 BBM Tigers 80th Anniversary #11
1961-65 Home

1961 Marusan JCM 12d Murayama
1961-65 Away

2000 BBM 20th Century Best 9 #T-06
1965-69 Home

1967 Kabaya-Leaf #111
1965-69 Away

2007 BBM Draft Story #038
1970-71 Home

2015 BBM Tigers 80th Anniversary #13
1970-71 Away

2000 BBM 20th Century Best Nine #S-01
1972-73 Home

1973-74 Calbee #92
1972-73 Away

1974-75 Home

1974-75 Calbee #929
1974-75 Away

1974-75 Calbee #234
1975-78 Home

1979 Yamakatsu JY8 #123
1975-78 Away

1977 Calbee "Pro Series" #52
1979-81 Home

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #15
1979-83 Home
2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #016

1979-83 Away

1980 Calbee #227
1984-87 Home

1984 Calbee #159
1984-87 Away

1984 Calbee #153
1988-90 Home

1989 Calbee #277
1988-90 Away

1989 Calbee #104
1991-1999 Home

1993 Tomy #128
2000 Home

2000 BBM Late Series #611
1991-2000 Away

1997 BBM #437
2001- 2006 Home

2002 BBM 1st Version #160
2001 Away

2001 Upper Deck #91
2002-2006 Away

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #017

2005-06 Home Turn Back The Clock/Interleague

2005 BBM Tigers 70th Anniversary #93

2006 Away Turn Back The Clock/Interleague

2006 BBM 2nd Version #614

2007-11 Home

2008 BBM 1st Version #091
2007-11 Away

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #018
2007 Interleague Home

2007 BBM 2nd Version #608

2007 Interleague Away

2007 BBM 2nd Version # 612
2008 Interleague Home

2009 BBM Back To The 80's #089
2008 Interleague Away

2008-09 Away Alternate(?)

2009 BBM Tigers #T026
2009 Turn Back The Clock Home 

2009 Turn Back The Clock Away

2010-11 Away Alternate

2010 Turn Back The Clock Home 

2010 BBM Tigers 75th Anniversary #89
2010 Turn Back The Clock Away

2010 BBM Tigers 75th Anniversary #80

2010 Turn Back The Clock (Great Central) 

2011 Turn Back The Clock

2011 BBM Touch The Game #072

2012-14 Home

2013 Calbee #026
2012-14 Away

2012 BBM 2nd Version #612
2012 Turn Back The Clock (Great Central) 

2013 Turn Back The Clock

2014 BBM Brilliant Teenagers #024

2014 Alternate

2015 BBM Memories Of Uniform #019

2015 Home

2015 BBM 1st Version #215
2015 Away

Notes:

This one was rough.  A lot of the differences between uniforms are very subtle so it's difficult to discern sometimes just when a uniform on a card is from.  For example, both the home and away uniforms appear roughly the same over the period of time from 1965-73.  But names were added to the back of the uniforms in 1970 (along with a change to the Tiger head on the away uniform) and the hat logo went to multi-colored in 1972.  I tried my best to get them right but there may be a mix up in some of those cards.

The Tigers have a LOT of recent alternate uniforms and I'm not sure if there are any cards available for them at all. 

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