Here’s one for the proud Canadians. When growing up in the 80s I was inevitably into baseball. And being from Canada you had the choice of 2 teams unless you decided to be a jerk and cheer for an American team. That was a joke, simmer down. Ha!
Along with most of the kids, my favorite team was the mighty Toronto Blue Jays. I cheered my ass off for the boys in blue, and even got to see them win back-to-back World Series in ’92 and ’93. When Joe Carter hit that 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th to win the Series in 1993 you could hear our whole country scream. What a wild night.
But I digress. This post is for that Jays logo above. Created the year I was born and lasted throughout my childhood, to me, this is the one and only identity the Blue Jays will ever need. They redesigned the logo 2 or 3 times over the last 15 years, none of which can possibly hold a candle to this one. Simple, elegant, and comprised of pretty basic shapes. Prints beautifully and looks good from afar. You can’t beat that. The current logo doesn’t even have a maple leaf in there. For shame.
So this one is for you, Jays logo of old. Canada will always love you.