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    Vintage Russell Athletic jerseys. Need help identifying era and team.

    Picked these up recently. One is a pullover jersey, guessing from late 60s to 70s. No "Athletic" on the logo but has the 70s style "R". Just wondering if it's the Japanese Orions or some other team.

    The other is an even older Little League jersey, pre "Russell Athletic". Quality is amazing, thick material and nice patches. Not sure what era/decade it's from.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Jsy Orions 2.jpg   Jsy Orions 3.jpg   Jsy Orions 9.jpg   Jsy Sweetwater Valley LL 2.jpg   Jsy Sweetwater Valley LL 3.jpg  

    Jsy Sweetwater Valley LL 9.jpg  
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    Probably one of the Japanese Orions, either Tokyo, Daimai or Lotte:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Tokyo_Orions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Probably one of the Japanese Orions, either Tokyo, Daimai or Lotte:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Tokyo_Orions
    Can't find any pictures of them wearing this jersey. Maybe it was custom made by someone here or from a local adult league. It's in very good condition for it's age, had a dry cleaners tag attached to it.

    Finally found a label match on the Little League jersey. It's from the 50s.
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    Did a little more digging on the Orions. They actually played in the Cactus League here in 1971.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cstmleather View Post
    Did a little more digging on the Orions. They actually played in the Cactus League here in 1971.

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    And they were the Tokyo Orions



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