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The Big Ol' Counterfeit Jersey Thread

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Despite all of the advances in Chinese manufacturing technology, there is something about the simple American block font that just eludes them. Seriously, is it THAT hard?

...but notwithstanding the LOL-inducing jerseys posted here, a lot of the websites linked to from here manage to produce replicas that appear bang-on to about 99% of the sports-watching population.

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Not a counterfeit, but my friend posted this pic of himself at the Hockey Hall of Fame. You'd think they'd get the name font right.

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Not a counterfeit, but my friend posted this pic of himself at the Hockey Hall of Fame. You'd think they'd get the name font right.

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I'm looking at the Canadiens jerseys from that era on nhluniforms.com and the name font seems to match up.

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Ah, Wayne Gretzky. The only NHL pleyer to have played in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2010s.Wayne-Gretzky-Premier-Throwback-Jersey---Purple-99-Los-Angeles-Kings-NHL-Jerseys62032.jpg13238006200.jpg

And while it's not a knockoff...seriously, WTF? Oh, well, I'm not the one who wasted $200:

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At least if it was a #49 Tampa Gretzky jerseys he's be close. I knew a guy in Junior High that had a Gretzky Wings jersey.

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At least if it was a #49 Tampa Gretzky jerseys he's be close. I knew a guy in Junior High that had a Gretzky Wings jersey.

One half of the highest-scoring pair of brothers in NHL history!

(That's 2857 for Wayner, and 4 for Brent.)

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Proof there is no god

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I have a quick question for those who are on the Pro-Buying-Fakes side of this argument, especially with regards to NFL jerseys. What's the appeal of buying them over the $75 replicas? Is it 100% the fact that the fakes are cheaper, or is the authentic look just that much preferred over the replica look?

This is for research purposes for my Sports Law paper. As mentioned before, I'm writing a law school paper on counterfeit jerseys, and I plan to have a so-called "Reasons people buy them" section. I'm not actually going to quote anyone, but I just want the general feeling.

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Kill. It. With. Fire.

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I have a quick question for those who are on the Pro-Buying-Fakes side of this argument, especially with regards to NFL jerseys. What's the appeal of buying them over the $75 replicas? Is it 100% the fact that the fakes are cheaper, or is the authentic look just that much preferred over the replica look?

This is for research purposes for my Sports Law paper. As mentioned before, I'm writing a law school paper on counterfeit jerseys, and I plan to have a so-called "Reasons people buy them" section. I'm not actually going to quote anyone, but I just want the general feeling.

I'll use NFL as an example beacuse that where it seems to be bad:

I think knockoffs are populare because people are pissed off with Reebok. Reebok charges $80 for a jersey where the logos, numbers, and stripes are screen printed. You could also get an authentic jersey for $250. Then, there are the Chinese made jerseys which are meant to be the equivalent to an authentic. They may be knockoff, but for the most part it looks accurate and everything is nicely embroidered and go for $20-60. Which would you buy?

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I have a quick question for those who are on the Pro-Buying-Fakes side of this argument, especially with regards to NFL jerseys. What's the appeal of buying them over the $75 replicas? Is it 100% the fact that the fakes are cheaper, or is the authentic look just that much preferred over the replica look?

This is for research purposes for my Sports Law paper. As mentioned before, I'm writing a law school paper on counterfeit jerseys, and I plan to have a so-called "Reasons people buy them" section. I'm not actually going to quote anyone, but I just want the general feeling.

I'll use NFL as an example beacuse that where it seems to be bad:

I think knockoffs are populare because people are pissed off with Reebok. Reebok charges $80 for a jersey where the logos, numbers, and stripes are screen printed. You could also get an authentic jersey for $250. Then, there are the Chinese made jerseys which are meant to be the equivalent to an authentic. They may be knockoff, but for the most part it looks accurate and everything is nicely embroidered and go for $20-60. Which would you buy?

Not to mention there's rumors of Nike upping the prices on NFL replicas when they take over for Reebok in April. Over $100 for a replica is bullsheet.

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I'll use NFL as an example beacuse that where it seems to be bad:

I think knockoffs are populare because people are pissed off with Reebok. Reebok charges $80 for a jersey where the logos, numbers, and stripes are screen printed. You could also get an authentic jersey for $250. Then, there are the Chinese made jerseys which are meant to be the equivalent to an authentic. They may be knockoff, but for the most part it looks accurate and everything is nicely embroidered and go for $20-60. Which would you buy?

The licensed product if I had the available funds. If not maybe I'd get a t-shirt/sweat shirt or two of my favorite team.

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I have a quick question for those who are on the Pro-Buying-Fakes side of this argument, especially with regards to NFL jerseys. What's the appeal of buying them over the $75 replicas? Is it 100% the fact that the fakes are cheaper, or is the authentic look just that much preferred over the replica look?

This is for research purposes for my Sports Law paper. As mentioned before, I'm writing a law school paper on counterfeit jerseys, and I plan to have a so-called "Reasons people buy them" section. I'm not actually going to quote anyone, but I just want the general feeling.

I'll use NFL as an example beacuse that where it seems to be bad:

I think knockoffs are populare because people are pissed off with Reebok. Reebok charges $80 for a jersey where the logos, numbers, and stripes are screen printed. You could also get an authentic jersey for $250. Then, there are the Chinese made jerseys which are meant to be the equivalent to an authentic. They may be knockoff, but for the most part it looks accurate and everything is nicely embroidered and go for $20-60. Which would you buy?

Not to mention there's rumors of Nike upping the prices on NFL replicas when they take over for Reebok in April. Over $100 for a replica is bullsheet.

If the logos numbers and striping are embroidered, I would be okay with that price.

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I'll use NFL as an example beacuse that where it seems to be bad:

I think knockoffs are populare because people are pissed off with Reebok. Reebok charges $80 for a jersey where the logos, numbers, and stripes are screen printed. You could also get an authentic jersey for $250. Then, there are the Chinese made jerseys which are meant to be the equivalent to an authentic. They may be knockoff, but for the most part it looks accurate and everything is nicely embroidered and go for $20-60. Which would you buy?

The licensed product if I had the available funds. If not maybe I'd get a t-shirt/sweat shirt or two of my favorite team.

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I'll use NFL as an example beacuse that where it seems to be bad:

I think knockoffs are populare because people are pissed off with Reebok. Reebok charges $80 for a jersey where the logos, numbers, and stripes are screen printed. You could also get an authentic jersey for $250. Then, there are the Chinese made jerseys which are meant to be the equivalent to an authentic. They may be knockoff, but for the most part it looks accurate and everything is nicely embroidered and go for $20-60. Which would you buy?

The licensed product if I had the available funds. If not maybe I'd get a t-shirt/sweat shirt or two of my favorite team.

Right. I think the problem lies in the fact that the vast majority of the sports-apparel-purchasing population is ignorant to the devil in the details. They just go "Oh, it's so cheap because it comes right from the overseas supplier," or "it's a great deal on eBay," and they don't notice the difference in details or quality, no matter how glaring we jersey nerds may find it. I have a friend who bought several baseball jerseys from a bootleg site, and he had me take a look at them. I pointed out the inaccuracies in design and construction I saw, but they were things he - and probably 99% of the non-obsessive public outside of this board - wouldn't notice.

The problem here is on several fronts. Jersey prices keep spiraling upward at a time when most people's paychecks are not, the jersey is now seen as an "essential" accessory of sports fandom in a way it wasn't 10 or 20 years ago, and teams and leagues (except for the Canadiens) haven't gotten out in front of this. They haven't marketed directly to fans to explain why that $50 jersey on eBay isn't "worth it", and seem to be ignoring the revenue problem that's filling their arenas nightly.

I don't think the average consumer is like loogodude, who is just Hard Trollin' at this point. But many are ignorant to the problem, and I think teams and leagues need to do a far better job addressing it.

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I have a quick question for those who are on the Pro-Buying-Fakes side of this argument, especially with regards to NFL jerseys. What's the appeal of buying them over the $75 replicas? Is it 100% the fact that the fakes are cheaper, or is the authentic look just that much preferred over the replica look?

This is for research purposes for my Sports Law paper. As mentioned before, I'm writing a law school paper on counterfeit jerseys, and I plan to have a so-called "Reasons people buy them" section. I'm not actually going to quote anyone, but I just want the general feeling.

I'll use NFL as an example beacuse that where it seems to be bad:

I think knockoffs are populare because people are pissed off with Reebok. Reebok charges $80 for a jersey where the logos, numbers, and stripes are screen printed. You could also get an authentic jersey for $250. Then, there are the Chinese made jerseys which are meant to be the equivalent to an authentic. They may be knockoff, but for the most part it looks accurate and everything is nicely embroidered and go for $20-60. Which would you buy?

Not to mention there's rumors of Nike upping the prices on NFL replicas when they take over for Reebok in April. Over $100 for a replica is bullsheet.

If the logos numbers and striping are embroidered, I would be okay with that price.

Me too, but because I'm a cynic I think they'll still be screen-printed.

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I have a quick question for those who are on the Pro-Buying-Fakes side of this argument, especially with regards to NFL jerseys. What's the appeal of buying them over the $75 replicas? Is it 100% the fact that the fakes are cheaper, or is the authentic look just that much preferred over the replica look?

This is for research purposes for my Sports Law paper. As mentioned before, I'm writing a law school paper on counterfeit jerseys, and I plan to have a so-called "Reasons people buy them" section. I'm not actually going to quote anyone, but I just want the general feeling.

I'll use NFL as an example beacuse that where it seems to be bad:

I think knockoffs are populare because people are pissed off with Reebok. Reebok charges $80 for a jersey where the logos, numbers, and stripes are screen printed. You could also get an authentic jersey for $250. Then, there are the Chinese made jerseys which are meant to be the equivalent to an authentic. They may be knockoff, but for the most part it looks accurate and everything is nicely embroidered and go for $20-60. Which would you buy?

Not to mention there's rumors of Nike upping the prices on NFL replicas when they take over for Reebok in April. Over $100 for a replica is bullsheet.

If the logos numbers and striping are embroidered, I would be okay with that price.

That's yet another glaring error in the counterfeits.

The numbers aren't and haven't ever been embroidered. In fact, the only thing that's embroidered on an authentic jersey are if the team has a logo on the sleeve or chest.

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At least they're from overseas. I've always been bothered that the number font on Reebok Dallas Cowboy authentic jerseys sold in america, is different then the font on the game jerseys! that imo is inexcusable

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