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Old 01-20-2011, 01:33 PM
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Default Uniform contest 1981 (Thread Bump from Jan 2011)

Hello,

Does anyone have any info at all- anything- about that contest the White Sox ran in 1981 to submit uniform ideas? There were all sorts of crazy ideas.

For one, I thought there was an article on it here- can't find it.

Secondly, any other info would be appreciated.

I'm doing a research project.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:44 PM
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Here were the finalists:


Good lord, they were all hideous. The winner was obviously slightly modified from the second from left. Here's the story on WSI you were thinking of: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/r...gory=3&id=2104
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:46 PM
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On the WSI Homepage their is a uniform guide link. It includes details about the uniform contest of 1981 and includes some of the submitted drawings, etc.

Here is the link:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/r...gory=3&id=2104
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:47 PM
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Here were the finalists:


Good lord, they were all hideous. The winner was obviously slightly modified from the second from left. Here's the story on WSI you were thinking of: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/r...gory=3&id=2104
It's like someone put in the 70s era Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres uniforms in a blender and this was the result!
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:06 PM
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Here were the finalists:


Good lord, they were all hideous. The winner was obviously slightly modified from the second from left. Here's the story on WSI you were thinking of: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/r...gory=3&id=2104
Where is this photo from again?
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:08 PM
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Does anyone remember voting? How you voted?
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:14 PM
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Does anyone remember voting? How you voted?
I didn't vote. I hated them all.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:15 PM
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I didn't vote. I hated them all.
Do you remember how voting worked? Any detail would be great... as I said its a research project.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:20 PM
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Do you remember how voting worked? Any detail would be great... as I said its a research project.
No, I don't. In those pre-internet days, I'm guessing there was a printed ballot in the paper and you had to mail it in, but I don't remember. Lip might; he seems to remember these kind of things.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:04 PM
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Here's some additional eyestrain for you, courtesy of UniWatch:

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Does anyone remember voting? How you voted?
It was a long time ago and I was pretty young, but I seem to remember there being a card that you filled out - and I believe you could do it multiple times. Funny, I remember thinking there were some cool ones. I remembered wrong.
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It was a long time ago and I was pretty young, but I seem to remember there being a card that you filled out - and I believe you could do it multiple times. Funny, I remember thinking there were some cool ones. I remembered wrong.
There were very different concepts of cool back in 1981.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:51 PM
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I didn't vote. I hated them all.
I remember thinking all of them were ugly and I was only 10 years old.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:57 PM
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Here's some additional eyestrain for you, courtesy of UniWatch:



The Teal/Orange jersey on the left might have worked for the Marlins. The jersey in the middle looks like a sweater vest Mike Ditka would wear and the jersey on the right should be used for the Joliet Slammers team.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:01 PM
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It was a long time ago and I was pretty young, but I seem to remember there being a card that you filled out - and I believe you could do it multiple times. Funny, I remember thinking there were some cool ones. I remembered wrong.
I remember they gave away ballots at the ballpark, similar to All-Star ballots. I remember filling one out and they offered a write-in comment. My write-in comment was to bring back the 1959-era black/red uniforms. I think the local papers also included some ballots to mail in.

I was pushing retro before retro was cool!
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