We get a lot of really amazing hats and street wear in all the time (which makes sense since we spend most of our scouring the world for caps and threads that are dopetastic). But even in the company of all this greatness, the New Era Tony Gwynn Collection that just dropped still shines. The Tony Gwynn Collection is a special one for us, one that is near and dear to our hearts. Tony Gwynn was not only one of the greatest baseball players of all time, he was our hero here in San Diego. Mr. Padre was his nickname, but you could call him Mr. San Diego. For almost forty years, Tony Gwynn has woven his legendary achievements into the fabric of San Diego. As an All American star baseball and basketball player for the San Diego State University Aztecs. As one of the most storied players in Major League Baseball, leading the San Diego Padres to 2 World Series appearances. As coach for the San Diego State University Baseball Team. And as just a really great all around guy, always flashing that infectious smile, doing good for our community, inspiring us to be better.
We designed this collection of New Era hats to commemorate the greatness of Tony Gwynn. Inspired by the uniforms worn during 1998 season, when the Padres went to the World Series. The Tony Gwynn Collection plays on the orange, white and blue color way worn that season. This color way is unique to San Diego, and we use it as a symbol of the greatness that Tony Gwynn brought to America’s Finest City.
See the entire New Era Tony Gwynn Collection here.