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.