Presidents and baseball caps, 18th Century division

Thomas Jefferson, wearing Virginia Cavalier ball cap

Thomas Jefferson, wearing Virginia Cavalier ball cap

This isn’t, technically speaking, a cap in my collection. But it’s too cool not to count.

My mother-in-law and I have traded gag gifts at Christmas over the years, and yesterday I received a University of Virginia T-shirt with the crossed-saber logo on the front. But the back is what really matters. It depicts our third president, Thomas Jefferson, winking and wearing a UVA baseball cap.

What could be more perfect? Jefferson founded the university and drew up the plans for its first buildings. Although I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the campus in Charlottesville, it’s now officially on my list of destinations.

And in case you’re wondering, I sent my mother-in-law a deck of cards with my picture on the back of each card. I got the better end of the deal.

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2 responses to “Presidents and baseball caps, 18th Century division

  1. Where can I get one of theee shirts

    • Mark,

      Give the University of Virginia bookstore (bookstore.virginia.edu) a try. In the meantime, I’ll try to find out where my in-laws bought the shirt and let you know.

      Dan

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