The Cap Capers Story
Necessity IS the Mother of Invention!
It was sometime in 1981 when Harry Capers received his first 'FREEBIE' baseball cap. It was from Stingray Pipeline Company with a Stingray logo on the front. Being a Corvette fanatic, when he saw the Stingray logo, he was SOLD....sold on the cap and the desire for collecting a bunch more!
At the age of 23, working in the Pipeline Industry in Houston, Texas, the economy was hotter than the hood of a black car sittin' in the sun on an August day at high noon! And baseball 'Gimme-Caps' (Give-Away Caps) were EVERYWHERE! It was Prime Time for collecting baseball caps - and Harry Capers was right in the middle of it!
That said, with his small collection of caps, he wondered how he would display a group of caps if he were lucky enough to get more! - a whole bunch more! Over the next few weeks, he began to gather more baseball caps and began to think more about 'The Ultimate Display for a Baseball Cap!"
The rest is history. The first production Cap Capers ejected out of the hot steel mold on Friday, September 17, 1982. The location was Plastex Injection Molding in Houston. Yes - he still has the 'Gimme' cap from Plastex... and Cougar Plastics, and a few other plastic companies he interviewed while designing and costing (you guessed it), the Ultimate Display for Baseball Caps - CAP CAPERS!
Stay tuned for more details and pictures... :-)