Originally Posted by The Baumer
I am pretty sure the Cooperstown Collection just means that the hat has a faded, broken in look. Some of the hats may be replicas of actual historic hats, but a lot of them aren't. I own the black hat and I really like it. I also have a holiday Reds hat that is red with a dark green logo.
I have a Cooperstown Collection hat that is red low profile cotton with a balck pennant that says Cincinnati and a Nike Swoosh on the left side. So you are correct in that Cooperstown Coleection has nothing to do with authenticity; they just try to make the products look retro.