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If Only I Could Find this Jersey!?!


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Someone is selling this in size 40 on E-Bay. Unfortunately I need at least a 44 if I'm going to fit in it, and I wish I could find an authentic one. It's like the one throwback jersey you never EVER see. Just a note though, this E-Bay person is an idiot and advertised this as OSCAR Robertson instead of ALVIN. Oh well...I wish this jersey fit me cuz I'd buy it.

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It also reminds me how back then, Champion seemed to pay absolutley no attention to detail in their replica jerseys since the numbers are way off and there's no side stripes.

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It also reminds me how back then, Champion seemed to pay absolutley no attention to detail in their replica jerseys since the numbers are way off and there's no side stripes.

yea...i know

i had a replica reggie miller jersey when i was like in elementary school back when they had the flo-jos(the greatest jerseys ever) and they totally ignored putting the mosting important part of the unifrom, the stripes.

that just pissed me off

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Remembering these makes me mad. People complain about the quality of the replicas today, but when it was socially acceptable for me to wear a jersey everyday, I was wearing champion basketball jerseys, starter football jerseys, that weird synthetic hockey material, and those cheap cotton baseball jerseys. All these were screened on. They all cost about the same as replicas do today. Maybe 10 bucks less.

That was the 90s. I can't imagine what those were like before that. I don't know how easy jerseys were to get before the early 90s though.

Sorry to the older guys, I'm not trying to make you feel old or anything. Just wish my youth was filled with reebok replicas that were at least somewhat accurate. :P

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That was the 90s. I can't imagine what those were like before that. I don't know how easy jerseys were to get before the early 90s though.

I remember being able to buy blank NFL jerseys at the local mall in Green Bay back when I was in high school (79-83). The shop had the iron-on machine right there, so you could add block single color numbers if you wanted (or leave it blank). I still have an old, 5-stripe on the sleeve Packer jersey with no numbering on it. I need to get me a Hornung made out of that.

Not that I could fit into it, now :D

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I remember being able to buy blank NFL jerseys at the local mall in Green Bay back when I was in high school (79-83). The shop had the iron-on machine right there, so you could add block single color numbers if you wanted (or leave it blank). I still have an old, 5-stripe on the sleeve Packer jersey with no numbering on it. I need to get me a Hornung made out of that.

Not that I could fit into it, now 

I remember Merle Harmon's Fan Fair running that way (in and around Milwaukee) as late as 1990 or so.

I had them make me a 1) Tim Harris, GB one and a 2) Ron Brown LA Rams one because I thought it was a cool opportunity to get gold numbers and white name lettering.

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That was the 90s.  I can't imagine what those were like before that.  I don't know how easy jerseys were to get before the early 90s though.

I remember being able to buy blank NFL jerseys at the local mall in Green Bay back when I was in high school (79-83). The shop had the iron-on machine right there, so you could add block single color numbers if you wanted (or leave it blank). I still have an old, 5-stripe on the sleeve Packer jersey with no numbering on it. I need to get me a Hornung made out of that.

Not that I could fit into it, now :D

Yup, I share the same recollection. There was a place called Omni Sports in St. Louis that used to carry a full complement of blank NFL jerseys as well as blank NHL jerseys (crested ones too). I remember you could get any NHL jersey customized with accurate numbering and lettering right there in the shop, however with the NFL jerseys, all they could do was customize a jersey with heat-transfer numbers and letters (which most teams were using in the 70's and early 80's anyway), however they didn't have the official number sets and couldn't do multi-colored (layered) numbers.

Replicas have come a long way in all of the sports. Used to be that NBA replicas were all mesh with screen printed team names, no numbers or names, and no striping. Oh, and the team names/crests were anything but in proper proportion to the authentic jerseys. They were hardly worth buying. Baseball jerseys were either screenprinted or sublimated - at least they got the doubleknit polyester part right.

Today's replicas are of much better quality and truer to their authentic counterparts. Of course they are also proportionally more expensive than their ancestors.

Now, let me tell you about how I walked to school in 5 ft. of snow, uphill, both ways . . .

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Champion didn't mess up on all the NBA replicas. I won a Nick Anderson Magic road jersey on eBay that was an exact replica of what they actually wore.

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That was later. The second generation replicas, or actually probably 3rd generation. I'm talking about these:

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and this wonderful classic you saw around the junior highs late in 1994...

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and this wonderful classic you saw around the junior highs late in 1994...

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Sad to say, but I owned one of those.

don't be upset...I remember wanting one real bad.

Jeez.... :blink: . And we bitch today how inaccurate the modern jerseys are.

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The only thing I like about the old days (well, second thing if I include price) was that you could get something without the name on the back. This was especially good after someone was thankfully traded or cut and the jerseys went on "clearance". Then, you could wait a little while and your Tony Eason #11 all of the sudden became a Drew Bledsoe Throwback. Well, at least til Tom Brady came along.

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I had one of these jerseys at one point in #41 Glen Rice. It wasn't horrible b/c it was only missing the stripes on the side that the Heat had, but now that I look at it...I think they screwed the font up too!

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I had one of these in Steve Smith. How big can they possibly make the USA on there?

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No stripes and the number has the colors wrong...it should've been white!

When the did the Heat red alternates I remember they made the numbers white when they should have been black! STUPID STUPID CHAMPION! We bought them anyways though. :blink:

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And who didn't have this monstrosity?

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But you've gotta admit those half-assed Champion replicas were the :censored: back in the day.

Mine was worse. I had a 1988 Kelly Tripucka replica that not only didn't have pinstripes, but the #7 was in block font and there was no name on the back!

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