Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flip Down Sunglasses

Check out all of these cards of Shawon Dunston. He loved his flip down sunglasses.

I remember when I was old enough to move up from the minor leagues to Little League and our manager had a couple pairs of the flip downs for the outfielders. When you put those on, you really felt like a major leaguer. It didn't matter if it was sunny or overcast, we wanted the sunglasses. Man, were we cool!

I have a vague memory of flip down sunglasses being available from Topps on the back of the wax pack wrappers, or maybe it was from Bazooka Joe comics. Did anyone ever get anything from Topps? Anyone have their own pair of flip down sunglasses?

Nowadays we get this look....

...or even worse, this. Matt, I not sure that those glasses are going to do you any good sitting on top of your hat. Get the flip downs, be cool!


  1. I don't think I've ever seen flip downs on an infielder before.