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I can't believe I never made the Moby Dick connection until now.

Anyways, got this off of eBay for a cool $135 (was listed at $90, but taxes, shipping, and duties bumped that up):

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Not that exact jersey, mind you, but it satisfies two big things my collection has been bereft of:

- A true vest

- A Canada Day jersey (bonus for being from the 1997 game v. Montréal)

Extra bonus points for being of Clemens and being brand-new. It's size XL (I'd prefer L), but who cares. This seriously may be me favourite jersey purchase ever.

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I can't believe I never made the Moby Dick connection until now.

Anyways, got this off of eBay for a cool $135 (was listed at $90, but taxes, shipping, and duties bumped that up):178187412_51af12aff4_o.jpgmhHH7fCZUN0E3V6Ur8EuIGA.jpg

Not that exact jersey, mind you, but it satisfies two big things my collection has been bereft of:

- A true vest

- A Canada Day jersey (bonus for being from the 1997 game v. Montréal)

Extra bonus points for being of Clemens and being brand-new. It's size XL (I'd prefer L), but who cares. This seriously may be me favourite jersey purchase ever.

That is really cool. Well, except for Clemens...

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My whale is a Randy Johnson teal and purple era Diamondbacks jersey. One of my favorite players of all time.

Sadly, I have not found said jersey yet.

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Came so close to getting my whale last week. Lost out on a lime green authentic Orlando Thunder jersey in the closing seconds.

Just out of curiosity, what's the difference between an authentic and replica from that era? All the designs and numbers were screened on the game worns anyway and I can't imagine the material would be much of a difference between an authentic and something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/WLAF-12-Orlando-Thunder-Jersey-Large-/131110842465?pt=US_Football&hash=item1e86d0b061

You might not think it but the differences are night and day. Even on the ones with all mesh shoulders and sleeves. Also keep in mind that repla quality was waaaaaaaay lower than what you youngsters complain about today.

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Came so close to getting my whale last week. Lost out on a lime green authentic Orlando Thunder jersey in the closing seconds.

Just out of curiosity, what's the difference between an authentic and replica from that era? All the designs and numbers were screened on the game worns anyway and I can't imagine the material would be much of a difference between an authentic and something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/WLAF-12-Orlando-Thunder-Jersey-Large-/131110842465?pt=US_Football&hash=item1e86d0b061

You might not think it but the differences are night and day. Even on the ones with all mesh shoulders and sleeves. Also keep in mind that repla quality was waaaaaaaay lower than what you youngsters complain about today.

This is completely true. The last Reebok replicas I thought were of excellent quality, which is why I got as many as I could. If taken care of properly, they'll last a long, long time. My Eddie George replica that I acquired back in 2005 when he left Tennessee has held up very nicely. Outside of the wordmark FINALLY peeling off after 8 years, there is nothing wrong with it.

I look at the replicas from the pre-Reebok exclusivity, and they are made with very lightweight and cheaper materials. I still take good care of them, however, the materials are very different between the two eras. When Reebok, Nike, Starter, Adidas, Puma and the like were making replicas, the quality was rather low, even though you could find a new replica jersey for $30, you really were getting what you paid for.

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I have all of the Eagles mini Riddell helmets but missed out on getting the 75th Anniversary 1933 one when I had the chance. The only mini one I can find on eBay is a custom made one which I don't want. Anyone know where else I could track one of these down? My searches the past few years have turned up nothing.

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One selling on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Philadelphia-Eagles-1933-Throwback-Mini-Football-Helmet-Riddell-New-w-Box-/291095013504?pt=US_Football_Fan_Shop&hash=item43c69d6880

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I have all of the Eagles mini Riddell helmets but missed out on getting the 75th Anniversary 1933 one when I had the chance. The only mini one I can find on eBay is a custom made one which I don't want. Anyone know where else I could track one of these down? My searches the past few years have turned up nothing.

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One selling on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Philadelphia-Eagles-1933-Throwback-Mini-Football-Helmet-Riddell-New-w-Box-/291095013504?pt=US_Football_Fan_Shop&hash=item43c69d6880

Spotted it the day it was listed and am the only bidder so far. I appreciate you pointing it out though!

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I have all of the Eagles mini Riddell helmets but missed out on getting the 75th Anniversary 1933 one when I had the chance. The only mini one I can find on eBay is a custom made one which I don't want. Anyone know where else I could track one of these down? My searches the past few years have turned up nothing.

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One selling on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Philadelphia-Eagles-1933-Throwback-Mini-Football-Helmet-Riddell-New-w-Box-/291095013504?pt=US_Football_Fan_Shop&hash=item43c69d6880

Spotted it the day it was listed and am the only bidder so far. I appreciate you pointing it out though!
Good luck with the bidding! Hopefully no jerks come and swoop it up in the last second.

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Can any of you point me in the right direction for a place to buy the USMNT hoops kit? Preferably blank like so, or possibly Altidore. It's somewhat baffling to me how difficult it is to find this jersey online considering they just wore them last year.

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Can any of you point me in the right direction for a place to buy the USMNT hoops kit? Preferably blank like so, or possibly Altidore. It's somewhat baffling to me how difficult it is to find this jersey online considering they just wore them last year.

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Having trouble finding Waldo, eh? Haha! All kidding aside, I'm sorry but I can't help because I don't follow soccer.

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Can any of you point me in the right direction for a place to buy the USMNT hoops kit? Preferably blank like so, or possibly Altidore. It's somewhat baffling to me how difficult it is to find this jersey online considering they just wore them last year.

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Having trouble finding Waldo, eh? Haha! All kidding aside, I'm sorry but I can't help because I don't follow soccer.

I just sold one on eBay not long ago.

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I have all of the Eagles mini Riddell helmets but missed out on getting the 75th Anniversary 1933 one when I had the chance. The only mini one I can find on eBay is a custom made one which I don't want. Anyone know where else I could track one of these down? My searches the past few years have turned up nothing.

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One selling on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Philadelphia-Eagles-1933-Throwback-Mini-Football-Helmet-Riddell-New-w-Box-/291095013504?pt=US_Football_Fan_Shop&hash=item43c69d6880

Spotted it the day it was listed and am the only bidder so far. I appreciate you pointing it out though!
Good luck with the bidding! Hopefully no jerks come and swoop it up in the last second.

The bidding got a lot higher than I anticipated but I won the auction!

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Nice!

Glad you were able to get your's, now I must find mine!

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I searched for a damn long time to find this, over the moon to have finally found it!

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I searched for a damn long time to find this, over the moon to have finally found it!

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Geez. Coulda made that yourself for about $40

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Can any of you point me in the right direction for a place to buy the USMNT hoops kit? Preferably blank like so, or possibly Altidore. It's somewhat baffling to me how difficult it is to find this jersey online considering they just wore them last year.

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Also been looking for this jersey in Medium they go for around $150-$160 on eBay for the replicas, this is my new search

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Picked up a blank for a song recently:

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Just need the teal version to complete my collection.

Also saw a France (2013?) shirt (?) at Sportchek on sale but didn't pounce on it. 50 bucks is still a little too expensive for a soccer/football shirt, I guess:

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My current 'whale'? This Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey, worn from 1985-9:

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