Day 495 / Hat 495: Wool, baseball-style cap in yellow (aka Los Angeles Lakers gold) with stylized purple Lakers logo consisting of a capital letter L over top of basketball embroidered on front. Additional details include purple button on top of crown, purple contrast stitched eyelets, purple Nike Swoosh on left side of crown near the brim, and an adjustable Velcro closure in back with the word "Lakers" embroidered in purple. Interior tags include red, white and blue NBA logo and red, white and gray Nike Team logo.
Oh, did we mention it happens to have been autographed by Kobe Bryant in black marker on the left side of the brim right next to a holographic authenticity label sticker which also bears the NBA logo.
This hat, which I believe the Bride won at a Los Angeles Lakers' charity fundraiser some years back, has been living in a Ziploc bag in the Garlodge for for at least as long as we've had the Garlodge. And, while certainly not the most visually stunning of the hats to date -- and far from the only Lakers lid in the mix -- it is certainly the only autographed piece of headgear, and I would've have been remiss in my duties if I didn't throw this hat in the ring before the whole thing was over.
And now? A full-court press to the final four!
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