While his dreams of making it to “The Show” never came to fruition, former pitcher Jim Miner enjoyed a seven-year minor league career, the last three during which he toiled for the Class AAA Tucson Toros. This Toros cap was worn and autographed by Miner during his 1985-1987 tenure with the Houston Astros affiliate. The blue wool accessory features a team logo embroidered to the front center in orange-on-white. The interior sweatband is home to a “New Era” label and a size “7” tag. On the bill’s underside, “MINER” is written in black marker. Just below, Miner’s black marker signature projects (“8”) strength and is accompanied by his inscription of “12.” Moderate wear is evident with perspiration-induced soiling about the sweatband.
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