Founded in 1928 by David Warsaw, Sports Specialties Inc was at one time the world’s leading licensed sports headwear company. By 1963, Sports Specialties became the first official licensee of the National Football League and was the first to be named as an official championship locker room headwear supplier for special sports events such as the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, All-Star Games, and the NCAA Final Four. The company would eventually fall to rival New Era and go on to be purchased by Nike but the legacy they have left is everlasting. To read more about the company head on over to THEBALLCAP BLOG. For now, check out this old school advert below!