I have been wanting to start this topic for quite some time and my reluctance was merely due to not knowing the best location to host on this forum.
I have been collecting militaria for a number of years dating back to when saved things from my bootcamp experience, mementos from my early naval career (including my ship's very first commissioning pennant that was raised on commissioning day) through to when my grand uncle allowed me to keep a trunk full of Third Reich militaria that was stashed in a trunk in my grandparents attic since June of 1945.
My favorite area of collecting militaria centers on my passion for the game of baseball (I collected as a kid and young adult) and as the history of the game (and its likeness) dates back to the American Civil War and is inseparably intertwined with the U.S. Armed Forces, I found the cross-over collecting to be something of a passion that is now borderline obsessive. I thought that it would be fun to start a thread that prompted my fellow USMF brethren to share their military baseball items (along with any research they have conducted) in one, all-encompassing thread. I will start introducing you to some of my pieces that I have come into in the last 4-5 years. I hope that you folks will join in and share what you have!
First up is this wool flannel baseball jersey (and trousers - not shown) that has some light mothing. The blue/gold trim and the "Aviation Squadron" could indicate a correlation to a naval aviation-oriented team. Judging by the label and the design, this uniform appears to be from WWII-late 1940s. It does have stenciled in several locations, "Aviation Squadron" (instead of a veteran's name).