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M&N Measure Most Popular Throwback Jerseys By State


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That's very interesting, really cool map! If I understand right, this is based solely on Mitchell and Ness sales right? Because I feel like I see way more Stockton jerseys here in Utah than Malone (both 80's and 90's sets), but I think that's because tons of local sports stores here (like Fanzz) sell lots of Stocktons. If it's just Mitchell and Ness sales only, then that would probably explain the difference. That's not to say there isn't many Malones - there's certainly quite a few - there's just a whole lot of Stocktons.

Any Steve Young 49er jersey is a pretty big one here too. Lots of 49er fans, and aside from that, Young of course is a local hero.

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There are a lot of interesting ones:

-I'm a bit surprised that Kobe is so huge. I know the Lakers are huge and whatnot, but I figured for them that it would be someone like Magic Johnson or Abdul-Jabbar.

-What's with New England and Vince Carter Raptors jerseys?

-Ryne Sandberg in Alabama, Larry Bird in Mississippi, and Roger Staubach in Montana are all odd ones, for the same reasons as Vince Carter in Connecticut and New Hampshire.

-I'm honestly shocked that it's not a Packers jersey in Wisconsin.

But overall, this is really cool to look at.

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Well does't M&N still sell on a limited release basis? If they only had limited releases available for sale this would explain some of the non regional sales. For instance the kobe is the classic Lakers 80's-90's style so this would make sense from a fashion/collectability standpoint if it's the 1st Lakers throwback to be released in some time. It's not like they have a wide offering of Lakers throwbacks in perpetual inventory.

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Well does't M&N still sell on a limited release basis? If they only had limited releases available for sale this would explain some of the non regional sales. For instance the kobe is the classic Lakers 80's-90's style so this would make sense from a fashion/collectability standpoint if it's the 1st Lakers throwback to be released in some time. It's not like they have a wide offering of Lakers throwbacks in perpetual inventory.

Yes, and it also explains some of the odd results. (Concepcion leading Kentucky?)

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Yeah this is also skewed by the amount of "national" teams throwbacks Mitchell and Ness makes. They make about four throwbacks for the entire Minnesota sports scene.

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This map is great. It's about what I expected, except for Wisconsin. The fact that a lame Kobe Bryant throwback jersey is more popular than some of the Packers legends jerseys surprises me to the point where I almost don't believe it. Considering that I grew up in the state, Nevada is a bit strange to me as well. I would expect a Niners or Giants or even Dodgers jersey to top that list, but of course all the suckers down south in Vegas would have to ruin that by skewing things in the Lakers favor :P

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I don't get the one for Arkansas at all. Who is that supposed to be? I've spent the majority of my life in Arkansas and I don't know a single White Sox fan. Someone from the Dallas Cowboys or St. Louis Cardinals would be more realistic.

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This map is great. It's about what I expected, except for Wisconsin. The fact that a lame Kobe Bryant throwback jersey is more popular than some of the Packers legends jerseys surprises me to the point where I almost don't believe it. Considering that I grew up in the state, Nevada is a bit strange to me as well. I would expect a Niners or Giants or even Dodgers jersey to top that list, but of course all the suckers down south in Vegas would have to ruin that by skewing things in the Lakers favor :P

Omicron Persei 8?! Lrrr, is that you? "Stop eating our young! And it's pronounced guak-uh-moh-lee."

And how have the Lakers' uniforms even changed enough in Kobe's career for any primary he's ever worn to be considered a "throwback"---how do they define that term?

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I was, like others, first struck by Kobe's domination, but then again, it's the only important franchise in the league and Kobe is still, despite limping to the end of his career, the most beloved player post-Jordan.

Speaking of Jordan, I was next struck by his lack of presence on the map (but I don't follow the M&S scene so maybe they don't even make a Jordan throwback?)

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The fact that anything Pittsburgh fails to appear on that map makes me smile.

I'm not really that surprised, Philadelphia is a much larger market, and Pittsburgh lost population during part of the 70s and 80s because of difficult economic times. Countless fans were forced to leave the area, but they kept their loyalties. If the map had listed the top ten throwbacks for each state, I think you'd see a strong representation of Pittsburgh throwback jerseys in across many states.

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