The New Era Issue: Buster Posey

during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 7, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.

For our “New Era Issue,” we interviewed San Francisco Giant great, Buster Posey! 

San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey is one of the top names in the game of baseball today. In his relatively short career, 6 seasons in the pros, Posey has been named MVP in 2012 and Rookie of the Year in 2010. The San Francisco catcher and occasional first basemen, has helped the Giants win 3 championships during his short tenure with the club. Few players in history have accomplished as much, and as quickly, as Buster Posey.

New Era is all about producing quality products, and the brand’s relationship with Posey shows that their commitment to being the best extends to their endorsement partners.

I spoke to Buster about his bond with baseball, his career thus far and his partnership with New Era.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Scottsdale Stadium on February 27, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

What is your earliest memory in regards to being introduced to the sport of baseball?

My earliest memory is playing t-ball around age 5 and my dad coaching the team.

When it comes to baseball, what do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Winning 3 World Series Championships.

Baseball: World Series: Closeup of San Francisco Giants Buster Posey (28) during batting practice before Game 1 vs Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City, MO 10/21/2014 CREDIT: Al Tielemans (Photo by Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (Set Number: X158853 TK1 )

If you could choose any era of MLB to be a player during, other than your own, what era would you choose?

I would probably choose the era I grew up watching—the mid-90s to the mid-2000s. As a kid—you see baseball in a different perspective. It would be fun to compete against the players I admired growing up.

If you could pick any player from the MLB’s history to play with—who would you choose?

I’d choose Ted Williams because I’d like to see someone hit .400.

Can you talk a little bit about how your relationship with New Era started?

This is my third year working with New Era. They approached my agency, CAA, about working together and it was a great fit from the start.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 06: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants holds the 2012 National League MVP Award during a pregame ceremony honoring him before the Giants game against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on April 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

How would you describe your personal style off the field?

My style is clean cut.

New Era creates the caps you wear on the field. How important is the quality of the cap you wear to your performance?

The quality of your hat is very important. When you’re playing as many games as we do—you don’t want to be uncomfortable and you don’t want to be thinking about your comfort. You want everything to fit naturally to you.

How many New Era caps do you have in your personal collection?

I probably have over 50 New Era caps in my personal collection.

What are some of the most important aspects for you personally when it comes to creating a partnership with a brand like New Era?

It’s really important for the company to be organized, efficient and to have a quality product.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants sits in the dugout during batting practice prior to Game Two of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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