Hubert Greene’s Coveralls – 1973 to 1980

Hubert Greene's Coveralls. Courtesy of the Greene family.

Hubert Greene’s Coveralls. Courtesy of the Greene family.

A couple weeks ago we posted part one of this story on Hubert Greene’s coveralls and the many patches it sported. Too many, in fact, to be displayed in one post here. What I failed to mention was not only did Hubert have the patches from his pair of coveralls but also as many or more in a tray that is now located in his son Andy’s office. Therefore as I prepared to write today’s post, I realized that there was no way I would be able to incorporate all of them in what I thought might be the final in a two-part series.

What we have today is part two of what will be a three-parter – this time concentrating on Hubert’s patches from 1973 through 1980. In Part One of this series, most of the patches were from organizations other than B.A.S.S. This time, most of them are from B.A.S.S. with only four out of 26 being from another organization.

Those four that were from different organizations than B.A.S.S. consisted of two from the American Bass Fisherman (1973 and 1978) one of which was from the 1978 World Championship on Lake Okeechobee.  Another was from the 1973 Santee-Cooper Open Bass Tournament (Hubert had fished the 1971 and ’72 events) along with the 1973 Sportsman’s Show Fishing Tournament of the Carolinas (location unknown).

The rest, 22 of 26 are all from various Bassmaster events held during those years – many of which were held at the St. John’s River, Buggs Island and Lake Gaston. By no means do the patches represent every event held by B.A.S.S. but it is still a cool look back on the history of the sport, from a patch pirate point of view.

1973 American Bass Fisherman Okeechobee National.

1973 American Bass Fisherman Okeechobee National.

 

1973 Sportsman's Show Bass Tournament of the Carolinas.

1973 Sportsman’s Show Bass Tournament of the Carolinas.

 

1973 Santee-Cooper Open Bass Tournament.

1973 Santee-Cooper Open Bass Tournament.

 

1973 Bassmaster South Carolina Invitational Lake Keowee.

1973 Bassmaster South Carolina Invitational Lake Keowee.

 

1973 Bassmaster Georgia Florida Seminole Lunker Tournament.

1973 Bassmaster Georgia Florida Seminole Lunker Tournament.

 

1973 Bassmaster Florida Invitational St. John's River.

1973 Bassmaster Florida Invitational St. John’s River.

 

1973 Bassmaster All-American Watts Bar.

1973 Bassmaster All-American Watts Bar.

 

1974 Virginia National Buggs Island.

1974 Virginia National Buggs Island.

 

1974 Bassmaster Florida Invitational St. John's River.

1974 Bassmaster Florida Invitational St. John’s River.

 

1974 Bassmaster Tennessee National Watts Bar Reservoir.

1974 Bassmaster Tennessee National Watts Bar Lake.

 

1975 Bassmaster Virginia Invitational Buggs Island.

1975 Bassmaster Virginia Invitational Buggs Island.

 

1975 Bassmaster South Carolina Invitational Santee-Cooper.

1975 Bassmaster South Carolina Invitational Santee-Cooper.

 

1975 Bassmaster Florida Invitational St. John's River.

1975 Bassmaster Florida Invitational St. John’s River.

 

1976 Bassmaster Virginia Invitational Buggs Island/Kerr Reservoir.

1976 Bassmaster Virginia Invitational Buggs Island/Kerr Reservoir.

 

1976 Bassmaster Tennessee Invitational Cordell Hull Reservoir.

1976 Bassmaster Tennessee Invitational Cordell Hull Reservoir.

 

1977 Bassmaster Virginia Invitational Lake Gaston.

1977 Bassmaster Virginia Invitational Lake Gaston.

 

1977 Bassmaster Florida Invitational St. John's River.

1977 Bassmaster Florida Invitational St. John’s River.

 

1977 Bassmaster Alabama Invitational West Point Lake.

1977 Bassmaster Alabama Invitational West Point Lake.

 

1978 National Bass Angler-American Bass Fisherman World Championship Lake Okeechobee.

1978 National Bass Angler-American Bass Fisherman World Championship Lake Okeechobee.

 

1978 Bassmaster Virginia Invitational Lake Gaston.

1978 Bassmaster Virginia Invitational Lake Gaston.

 

1978 Bassmaster Kissimmee Florida Invitational Lake Toho.

1978 Bassmaster Kissimmee Florida Invitational Lake Toho.

 

1979 Bassmaster Classic Lake Texoma.

1979 Bassmaster Classic Lake Texoma.

 

1979 Bassmaster Lake Eufaula Alabama Invitational.

1979 Bassmaster Lake Eufaula Alabama Invitational.

 

1979 Bassmaster Lake Gaston Virginia Invitational.

1979 Bassmaster Lake Gaston Virginia Invitational.

 

1980 Bassmaster Lake Okeechobee Florida Invitational.

1980 Bassmaster Lake Okeechobee Florida Invitational.

 

1980 Bassmaster Lake Toho Florida Invitational.

1980 Bassmaster Lake Toho Florida Invitational.

  • JWM

    Who designed the patches for BASS? It was cool that they did patches for each individual event. To bad they still don’t do it in sticker form or some other way now a days. Of course they wouldn’t be as creative as they were back then.

  • Harold Sharp

    The B.A.S.S. patches for each tournament were designed by the B.A.S.S. tournament department, we had a good artist working in the BASS art department who could take a rough sketch of a patch idea and redraw it into a finished product which was then mail to Dallas Cap & Patch Company in Dallas,TX. who made the patches. Each B.A.S.S. tournament had it’s on special patch and one was issued to each contestant in that event, after the tournament that left over patches were destroyed, so today B.A.S.S. tournament patches are collectors items.

  • Harold Sharp

    In the early days Pro Bass Fishermen wore “Jump Suits” with all the patches sewn on them, they were not called Coveralls as they were not designed to wear over other clothing. They came in two styles, light weight cloth and double knit cloth, very comfortable to wear, colors were white, green, blue, orange, yellow and BASS sold them in their catalog, everyone wore “Jump Suits”.

  • Alex Voog

    These patches are just the COOLEST. Thank You to the Greene family gor sharing their family history/ Hubert’s legacy with us.