My Newest Pet Peeve: "Authentic" NFL Jerseys

QuiGon

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So the Patriots Pro Shop (and other assorted NFL online sites) wants me to spend $275 for an "authentic" NFL jersey... something I've done before and will no doubt do again... ah, but here's a little problem: They're not authentic anymore, now are they..?!?

That's right... every NFL team changed uniforms this year because the NFL Shield Logo worn on every player's v-neck is now different. If I am going to spend $300 on a shirt, it ain't going to be the one with last year's design. So maybe the local Pro Shops can have the decency of putting some of last year's uniforms at clearance prices.
 
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IS there an Authentic Heath Ledger Joker Jersey? That would be teh Best. Jersey. Ever.
Isn't that the actor that nobody thought was any good until he died and all of a sudden became the best actor ever...? :jester:
 

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Isn't that the actor that nobody thought was any good until he died and all of a sudden became the best actor ever...? :jester:


Best thing for a career is to die young

Add him to the list with James Dean on it.
 

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What is the fascination with an authentic jersey anyway? You can buy a pretty good replica with the numbers/name sewn on for like $80 now. With players changing teams so frequently, I can't imagine spending $300 on a jersey for a guy who could be on the Jets or Redskins next year.
 

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What is the fascination with an authentic jersey anyway? You can buy a pretty good replica with the numbers/name sewn on for like $80 now. With players changing teams so frequently, I can't imagine spending $300 on a jersey for a guy who could be on the Jets or Redskins next year.


totally agree with you...I bought a Brady (Home & Away), Moss, Maroney, and Welker last year that have everything stiched on. They look real enough for me and I probably paid no more than $35 (each) for them on ebay. I recently got a gently worn Troy Brown authentic for about $65. You have to look pretty hard to tell the difference. The person wearing the jersey can tell only because the authentic jersey is much heavier.
 
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