The entirety of this article on the man known to the internet as Scumbag Steve and his infamous New Era hat is fascinating, but one point jumped out: Blake Boston (that’s his real name) “turned down offers of tens of thousands of dollars for his hat in the past.”
Tens of thousands of dollars! For that dumb hat! Retailer Hatland.com estimates only a few thousand of the trademark brown baseball cap were made, but still.
“Wherever I go in the Scumbag Steve persona, people either ask to wear or touch it. They sometimes just look freaked and amazed by its actual existence,” he told The Connectivist. “I’ve never seen the hat on anyone else in real life.”