Vintage Kansas City Katz Cap


  • Made by American Needle
  • Unstructured cap in pigment washed twill
  • Precurved visor and self-fabric back-strap
  • Die-cut embroidery with cotton thread on the front
  • Flat rate Shipping from USA

A member of the Ban Johnson League in Kansas City, the Katz were a collection of college and amateur players from the Kansas City area. The Ban Johnson League is one of the oldest amateur leagues still running (currently in its 91st year). This, alongside Kansas City's other historic leagues, has helped to create the baseball culture Kansas City is known for. What gives the KC Katz their fame has less to do with the team and more with the legendary sponsors behind the team. The Katz drugstore was the first of its kind: mixing pharmacy with grocery and subsequently evolving into a catch-all store including exotic animals, fishing gear, and soda fountains to name a few things. With the sell of Katz in 1971, the iconic logo and branding were lost, but the history of Kansas City baseball and the Katz family name lives on.

This fitted cap was manufactured by our friends at American Needle. This hat has a pre-curved visor and self-fabric adjustable back-strap. Having a die-cut embroidery with cotton thread on the front and pigment washed twill makes this product’s quality second to none. Our fitted caps ship for flat rate from the USA.

American Needle was founded in 1918 as an importer of sewing needles and through three generations of change, they have become a world-renowned headwear and apparel manufacturing company. American Needle holds over 30 patents on design and manufacturing innovations making their product second to none!