The Tailgate Life

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Fundraiser 2020

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Fundraiser 2020

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Fundraiser 2020 UPDATE: THAT'S A WRAP!  Thank you so much for helping raise funds for the Museum and supporting the shop.  During the sale, we committed to donating 20% of sales during that time period.  Through your generosity, our donation to the Museum is $283.20 which we will round up to $300.  Everyone involved in the benefit is grateful for this opportunity. On September 17, 1947, with more than a week remaining in the Major League Baseball season, Sporting News, named Jackie Robinson MLB “Rookie of the Year”. I'm so excited to announce a special partnership between the...

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Tailgate Customs: Wood Signs

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Tailgate Customs: Wood Signs

Tailgate Customs: Wood Signs Did you know the idea for Tailgate came after I started making sport-themed wood signs?  I loved attending maker-markets but found there was never anything sports related.  So I started making some signs and other sports related decor to start my own side-gig selling at markets.  From there, I expanded the concept to be an all encompassing sport lifestyle boutique (yup, I made that up).   I still make many wood signs and love to help make custom creations for YOU!  Some of my favourite signs have been surprise gifts that I've designed.  Most of my signs are inspired...

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TMCo Pop-up: C of Dead

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TMCo Pop-up: C of Dead

TMCo Pop-up: C of Dead Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm The C of Dead will be popping up in store on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 11:00am(ish) to 2:00pm(ish).  Come check out their nostalgic selection of clothes and hats.   About C of Dead: C OF DEAD CLOTHING CO. is reviving your favourite DEAD sports franchises from a simpler time. A time when the Calgary tower rose above the city, when the Saddledome and those c-train cars were new. A time of Electric Avenue, Ralph Klein and the '88 Olympics. The best part? You get all the nostalgia, without the 80s style.   Preview...

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Tailgate Update: COVID-19 Info

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Tailgate Update: COVID-19 Info

Tailgate Update: COVID-19 Info We are re-opening our brick and mortar Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  Please keep the following in mind: If you've recently been sick or around others who have been sick, please do not visit us in the shop. As an owner-operated business, the shop will shutdown if you share germs with us and that would make everyone sad. When coming to visit us, please use the hand sanitizer available immediately upon entering to clean your dirty mitts. Please refrain from touching or trying on items that you do not plan to purchase. If you do try on...

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Tailgate DIY: Colouring Pages

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Tailgate DIY: Colouring Pages

Tailgate DIY: Colouring Pages Download and print these colouring pages to become a true artist *kiss*. Each of these pages have a dashed border to indicate where you could frame these pieces of art in an 8x10 frame. If I may suggest, do multiple versions in different colours creating a pop art style motif for your wall!  Just click on each name to download and enjoy :-) Retro Trading Card Style: Baseball Retro Trading Card Style: Basketball Retro Trading Card Style: Football

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