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  1. - Not quite a counterfeit, per se, but look at the bad quality of the NOB/number. XD
  2. Rod Carew as the Angels hitting coach in the late 1990s. The guy has no business in the "Disney style" periwinkle-and-blue era uniforms.
  3. You know, I enjoy finding the most esoteric things at thrift stores, and today I got a 1980s/90s Milwaukee Admirals jersey for $5.
  4. Another find: A Montreal Canadiens jersey for $20.
  5. Heh, I found another Japanese baseball cap, that of the Yomiuri Giants for $6.
  6. I found four caps: A Yokohama Taiyo Whales (today's Yokohama DeNA Baystars) one, a Bellingham Mariners (the former "Baby Ms" Minor League Club of the Mariners from 1977-94; it's based on their 1987-92 cap) one, a Washington Huskies cap, and a 1977-80 Seattle Mariners cap.
  7. Hi, group. Here's something that I could use help on: Authentic hockey jerseys have fight straps, which is strap or piece of fabric sewn into the back of a player or goaltender's jersey to prevent it from being pulled over his head by an opponent during a fight. The fight strap, which attaches to the back of the pants, also prevents a player's jersey from being taken off and leaving him to fight with almost no equipment. While it is of use to the players, it isn't as of much use to a fan wearing an authentic jersey. This may seem like a silly Q, so please refrain from posting rude comments, but should I remove the strap if I ever get my hands on such a jersey (NOT for team-issued/game-worn jerseys, if I EVER get those, those stay for collector's reasons; this only applies to authentic jerseys sold for the retail market)? I'd love to hear your answers.
  8. The Seattle Seahawks 1983-2001 uniforms kind of qualify, with their "wrap-around Seahawks" sleeve striping; it is quite out-of-the-box and awesome looking, right up there with the Rams' 1973-99 set.
  9. Once upon a time, when sports teams in North America cut their own deals with individual uniform manufacturers, you had your (largely) national players such as Russell Athletic, Wilson, Champion Athletic, to name a few. But some teams went for more smaller, more regional uniform manufacturers. Let's remember some of them. ----- W.A. Goodman and Sons/AIS: Both were Los Angeles-based (AIS is still in business, though). The former supplied uniforms to most of the L.A. based teams (Dodgers, Kings, UCLA football), but both also supplied uniforms for the New York Mets (Goodman for the World Series Champion 1986 Mets, and AIS for the Mets in the late 1990s; they were also behind the "Mets in Black" thing used from 1998-2011; a backstory behind that can be found here: Southland Athletic: Based out of Terrell, Texas (a 45-some minute drive east of Dallas), they were the original suppliers to the Dallas Cowboys; and they were the ones that came up with that unique block number font the team used for their first 20 years of existence. Gerry Cosby: Based in the New York City area. I've seen their tags on Giants, Knicks and Rangers jerseys. ----- Are there any other of these so called "regional" uniform companies you remember? Post them here.
  10. -and- Sorry to bring this back up, but the Twins also went this route twice, honoring the Pohlads (first Carl's wife, Eloise in 2003, then Carl himself six years later).
  11. ^ To be fair, however, there weren't too many "real" jerseys being sold at retail to the public in that era.
  12. I found a Matt Roney Oakland A's jersey for $6.
  13. The Raider running back extraordinaire Mark van Eeghen completed his career with the New England Patriots.
  14. Hey, I found a Len Dawson Chiefs jersey for $18.