ozzyman314

My phantom merchandise collection

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Even before i found out about this site and CC posts on "phantom merchandise" the concept had always interested me. I guess I always found those kind of "locker room" products more interesting and unique than the more generic stuff they come out with later. 

Through working at sports stores myself, knowing friends who also did, and just general online searching I've managed to collect a few I thought I'd share, if anyone is interested. Most are from New England teams, but there are a few others as well. 

 

https://i.imgur.com/ZL8Vwap.jpg - Patriots Super Bowl XLII Hat + shirt (still hurt a bit :cry:)

https://i.imgur.com/4j88ipi.jpg - Patriots Super Bowl XLVI hat

https://i.imgur.com/b0dGCco.jpg - Patriots Super Bowl XLVI shirt

https://i.imgur.com/Dy1jfrA.jpg - Patriots Super Bowl XLVI towel 

https://i.imgur.com/8PwJmew.jpg - Patriots 2012 Conference Champions hat

https://i.imgur.com/IjULtNt.jpg - Patriots 2015 Conference Champions shirt

 

https://i.imgur.com/8OwfogX.jpg - Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX hat  

https://i.imgur.com/QtVGaU2.jpg - Eagles Super Bowl XXXIX hat

https://i.imgur.com/Gdwmpdp.jpg - Bengals Super Bowl XXIII hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/QwYZ7KB.jpg - Red Sox 1986 world series champions hat 

https://i.imgur.com/u0yQQW1.jpg - Red Sox 99 ALC shirt + hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/0HDaUKA.jpg - Rockies 2007 world series hat

https://i.imgur.com/UMOJMCQ.jpg - Tigers 2013 ALC hat

https://i.imgur.com/dkEGpBD.jpg - Athletics 2013 ALC hat

https://i.imgur.com/KUBTeQ4.jpg - Braves 2013 NLC hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/rWCINpY.jpg - Celtics 2010 NBA Champions hat

https://i.imgur.com/CkRCUBf.jpg - Magic 2010 Conference champions hat

 

 

While this is just my personal collection, I also have some images I've saved of other phantom merchandise i don't own from more various teams (Indians, Packers, Bills etc) if anyone is curious. 

Of course if anyone else has anything interesting to share i'd love to see it too.  

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Ha! That first Patriots tee (19-0) is my design.

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Guess I'll just dump the rest of the stuff I've come across online. Not stuff I own, but just what I've seen. 

 

https://i.imgur.com/mOUMWiT.jpg - Patriots Super Bowl XX Champions Banner

https://i.imgur.com/4nD66M6.jpg - Patriots Super Bowl XXXI Champions hat

https://i.imgur.com/mncbwo0.jpg - Patriots 2006 AFC Champions Shirt

https://i.imgur.com/hd7RWDe.jpg - Patriots 2006 SFC Champions hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/Ulw4WbF.jpg - Tennessee Titans Super Bowl XXXIV Champions hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/oV8LPKf.jpg - Steelers Super Bowl XXX champions shirt

https://i.imgur.com/FqGtHmd.jpg - Steelers 2001 AFC champions hat (Super Bowl XXXVI)

 

https://i.imgur.com/ekjWHvq.jpg - Seahawks Super Bowl XL Champions shirt

 

https://i.imgur.com/myVmNlj.jpg - Saints 2006 NFC champions shirt

https://i.imgur.com/M5RWEAL.jpg - Saints 2005 NFC champions hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/mhwhNpR.jpg - Packers Super Bowl XXXVII champions shirt

https://i.imgur.com/x4GathJ.jpg - Packers Super Bowl XXXVII champions hat

https://i.imgur.com/wJUsEFf.jpg - Packers 2007 Conference Champions shirt

https://i.imgur.com/8wqK0s5.jpg - Packers 2007 Conference champions hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/xBrkl2L.jpg - Jets 2004 AFC champions shirt

https://i.imgur.com/pxUF5Iw.jpg - Jaguars 1996 AFC champions hat

https://i.imgur.com/WAuu347.jpg - Falcons Super Bowl XXXIII champions hat

https://i.imgur.com/UxvG82S.jpg - Eagles 2003 NFC champions shirt

https://i.imgur.com/7TILXIn.jpg - Cowboys Super Bowl XXIX Champions hat 

https://i.imgur.com/116BtDr.jpg - Colts 2003 AFC champions hat

https://i.imgur.com/pJxSQAV.jpg - Chargers Super Bowl XXIX Champions hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/HWHA5kI.jpg - Bills Super Bowl XXVII Champions hat

https://i.imgur.com/jDbsKy8.jpg - Bills Super Bowl XXVIII Champions hat

https://i.imgur.com/SaFXgaq.jpg 49ers Super Bowl XXVIII Champions hat

 

 

https://i.imgur.com/JPEPIid.jpg - Celtics 1987 NBA Champions shirt

https://i.imgur.com/2TPWCHv.jpg - Celtic 2010 NBA Champions shirt

 

https://i.imgur.com/tfKPhHg.jpg - Bruins 2009 Conference Champions hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/beCknpO.jpg - Phoenix Suns 2010 West Conference Champs shirt

https://i.imgur.com/Xrgyuc6.jpg - Orlando Magic 2010 East Conference Champs shirt

https://i.imgur.com/aoyDxiV.jpg - Detroit Pistons 2008 Conference Champions hat

 

https://i.imgur.com/gJKacWa.jpg - Cleveland Indians 2007 ALC shirt

https://i.imgur.com/GjHHIcA.jpg - Cleveland Indians 2007 World Series hat 

https://i.imgur.com/JFk6ex1.jpg - Atlanta Braves 1999 World Series Champions hat. 

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Did any of your "resources" get in serious trouble for opening the box and "distributing" the merchandise? I have a few buddies that work at Dick's and said how tight security is on those boxes and that they can not open anything until the final game is over.

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1 hour ago, dhamen0420 said:

Did any of your "resources" get in serious trouble for opening the box and "distributing" the merchandise? I have a few buddies that work at Dick's and said how tight security is on those boxes and that they can not open anything until the final game is over.

As far as I know they didn't.

 

I used to work at a Sports Authority and the manager there let us keep the Pats XLII & XLVI  shirt & hat as keepsakes since they just end up getting donated/destroyed anyway. 

I think it depends on the game & the kind of person managing the store. You can look online and see video of stores like Dick's having to put back "Falcons Super Bowl LI Champions" merchandise after the game. So they do open the merch early occasionally. While sometimes they may be the hardline person that won't even put take the boxes out until the clock hit 0.

 

The person I got the 2013 League Champions hats from said he worked on designing them which explains how he got Athletic & Brave's versions since both of those teams lost in the Divisional. 

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Thought I'd just share this I got recently if anyone was interested. 

 

I find it odd that the Patriots logo was actually stitched into the hat rather than a patch that is glued on like most hats. Usually they don't stitch them until much, much later. Like I've only seen them do it recently with the XLIX & LI Champions hats. And I have seen Packers champions hats that were patches. Hmmm. Though the Conference Champions hats of that year were the same way. 

 

I also do miss when championship shirts (and hats for that matter) had awesome designs like this. Everything seems so generic now. 

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2 hours ago, ozzyman314 said:

I also do miss when championship shirts (and hats for that matter) had awesome designs like this. Everything seems so generic now. 

Well, y'know, any designs with the slightest amount of thought and originality put into them are terrible and everything should just be modern and samey. /s

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