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It's officially the worst kept secret in Blue Jays land, but the team is rumoured to be revealing their brand new uniforms and logo next Friday at 12:00pm with a formal on-field announcement.
Invitations went out to the media earlier this week, and Mike Cormack of Sportsnet hinted that the font used on the invitation may in itself be a clue as to what we can expect from the new uniforms.
Personally, I'm dying to see the new uniform and logos and can't wait to see the unveiling. And since I'm so damn impatient, I decided to do a mock up of what could be the new Blue Jays font along with the leaked logo.
Dark Blue Uniforms
Design A: Home Uniform
Design B: Alternate Uniform
Medium Blue Uniforms
Design C: Home Uniform
Design D: Alternate Uniform
Again, this is a total shot in the dark on my part and it was just me Photoshopping what I think the final products could turn out like. I did two different colour schemes, one for each shade of blue in the leaked logo.
Originally, I was leaning more towards the medium blue uniforms, but now I'm starting to warm up to the navy blue coloured versions. It's not the typical "blue" in the traditional sense, but I think the navy blue looks much better than its counterpart.
However, I would give the edge to the medium blue home jerseys because that colour of font tends to stand out more against the white than the dark blue. It could just be that I've been staring at these things for hours, but the navy begins to look like black after a while.
Even if the colours and the designs are nowhere close to what is finally revealed next Friday, I hope the Blue Jays do end up using that font that was on the invitation and on the above illustrations.
Just like the leaked logo itself, there's an old-time feel to it with a modern twist to it, and would compliment that revamped Blue Jays logo extremely well.
My favourite Blue Jays jersey of all time was their 1994-1996 alternate uniforms, and going the dark blue route for the new uniforms (even if it's only for the third alternate jersey) would surely make a lot of Blue Jays fans very happy.
Let me know what you think I'm completely out to lunch with these designs, or if they just might be close to what we'll eventually see next Friday at 12:00pm noon. Feel free to vote on your favourites in the poll below.
Update: Thanks to @LaconicDesign for offering up this much more attractive design of the possible new home uniforms.
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