Note: After speaking to Reds expert Dave Grob, it has been determined that the hat was produced in June 1960 and used by Goodman for a reunion/old timers game, played in 1960. We have modified the description to reflect this new information.
The offered 1960 Cincinnati Reds Ival Goodman game-used cap is a visually pleasing artifact from this All-Star outfielder who played for the Reds between 1935-1942. This apparel was secured from the Goodman estate and has survived the decades quite well. The red bill and ash-gray fabric reveals minimal toning, while the team logo is lightly frayed. The sweatband and green underbill reveal moderate soiling and game usage. The Wilson tag is precisely stitched, while Goodman’s 6 7/8 cap size is confirmed in light black. All other stitching is tight and intact. Accompanying the hat is a 1935 Goudey 4-in-1 #8D that pictures Goodman/Campbell/Meyers/Kampouris and grades (FR) with paper loss on the reverse. A decent pairing of memorabilia for the vintage Reds collector.
The offered Goodman cap comes with a letter written in 1985 from Steven Mitnick. The letter reads, "Dear Mike, Thanks for your order. I hope you like the caps. The Yankee cap I purchased from Joe Glenn himself and the Reds cap I purchased from Ival Goodman's widow. They are unconditionally guaranteed to be 100% genuine. Best Wishes, Steve Mitnick."
The letter is the only provenance for the Goodman cap.