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I can't recall if we've ever had a thread addressing this. Nothing similar came up in a search. Anyway...I was reading through the Super Bowl VII helmet carts thread. There is a post with an old Sears ad for NFL jackets and hats in there that's from the early 70's. Seeing that ad reminded me of all the NFL stuff I had as a kid and my first NFL jersey. I thought it might be fun to post where we got our "uniform geek" start.

My first jersey was a #79 Packers jersey with the long sleeves. My cousin gave it to me so I have no idea where it came from. It was basically a kids version of one of these...

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A Steve Largent jersey. :D

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Bought this jersey completely blank when I first started playing on ice.
Really had no knowledge of the Canadiens, but when my Coach asked if I was a "Habs fan"- I decided to figure more out about the team.
Added the crest much later.

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I asked for a LaDainian Tomlinson jersey for Christmas 2002, based only on the word of a classmate who said Ladainian was the best player in the league. As a Redskins fan with no Internet or cable, I had never even heard of him, much less seen him play. But I had blind faith in this kid, so come Christmas morning, I got this jersey.

I know that the powder blue jersey the Chargers have now is better, but I can't say I like it a fraction of the amount of how much I like the one in my post.

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I'm not sure if it was a Dodgers or a Rangers 1987 replica. It was a pullover, and I had them peronalized, with Mickey Hatcher for the Dodgers and Oddibe McDowell for the Rangers. I bought the Rangers one because that was the last team I played on.

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I know that the powder blue jersey the Chargers have now is better

Says who?

Anyway, my first was a Ken Anderson Bengals jersey the first year they changed their uniforms.

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My first jersey was an Anaheim Angels jersey. It was the current home, and it was blank. I got it when I was 8 I think, so it was about 10 years ago.

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I got a Josh Heupel OU jersey and a Randy Moss Vikings jersey one Christmas. That Vikings jersey is the only Puma item I've ever owned

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Good topic. My first was a "Big Daddy" Dan Wilkenson Bengals jersey.

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My first was a dark navy Troy Aikman #8. Wore the thing so much, the numbers peeled off.

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Christmas Day 1991, road Minnesota North Stars (black) Modano, still have it!

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The first one I bought on my own was the Brazil home shirt from the 1998 world cup. It cost me $110 which took quite a bit of saving at 11 years old

The first one bought for me was a David Robinson road jersey in 1996. I still have it although it's a bit snug now. It did solidify my following of the Spurs which paid dividends over the next decade or so in a big way.

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A number 84 Washington Redskins jersey. No name on back, but at the time Gary Clark was a member of the Skins. No clue where my parents bought it from, but my 7 year old heart didn't care it was the greatest gift ever........ until I got a Super Nintendo that summer with Street Fighter 2 :P

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