New era dating issue
Sports Specialties gets them as well, as both companies are awarded co-exclusive licensing for making on-field MLB caps (Roman Pro & ANNCO (American Needle) were granted co-exclusive licensing for old-style caps for the "Cooperstown Collection").1988: The “Diamond Collection” inner tags make their debut; the main tag is modified again, adding a second New Era logo.The “LOT/PRICE” size tags begin to disappear but still show up.However, all I can tell you is that this is not the case and I have seen either tag on the same cap with either cloth or leather sweatbands.I never understood the “LOT/PRICE” tags or what they meant, other than having the size on them. entering the on-field cap market and becoming the first “licensed” cap company, New Era quickly follows suit and adds the “OFFICIAL LICENSEE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL” tag to their caps.1985 – 1987: New Era modifies their manufacturers' tag, basically adding a few words.
This method of dating was continued by the Romans who counted their years according to three different systems in different eras: from the founding of Rome, by which consuls were in power, and by which emperors ruled at a given time.
The use of BCE/CE, opponents claim, is offensive to Christians who recognize time as dated up to, and away from, the birth of Jesus.