hjwii, on September 9, 2010 - 15:09, said:
Just an observation...
Saints play Vikings here in town tonight. Thousands of people lining the streets; hundreds wearing jersey. So, I decided to take a count on my 10 block walk through the Quarter to the bank. Now, keep in mind, this is an unscientific poll, but I do consider myself pretty certain when it comes to spotting authentic jerseys to replicas and/or fakes.
I counted 66 jerseys with sewn on numbers/letters. Of those 66, I am quite certain only 2 were authentics. The rest were not authentic, nor premier (I did not count the screen printed replicas).
So, I think it might be safe to say most people don;t care if their jersey is authentic or a replica/fake. They just want something that closely resembles the on field jersey, and at what they (the consumer) deems a reasonable price. Again, just an observation...
I go to high school right outside of minneapolis. I counted more than 66 vikings jerseys and I'm almost certain no more than 2 were authentic
the shiny numbers give it away so easy. i did see one $20 jersey (I asked) that looked legit. It looked great.