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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby tjand72 on Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:49 pm

demondg1 wrote:Just wait for a sale and buy legit.

No thanks. I'd rather spend $35 on $5 of materials than $80+. I have no allegiance to the NHL or their marketing department in terms of jerseys.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby craigw99 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:30 am

How about House O Hockey in Monroeville?
It seems like they take plain Premier jerseys and sew the edge number and name kits on to them. Anyone bought one of these?
Because really, as far as I care, the only real thing that bothers me about the replica store-bought jerseys is the cheap looking solid white plastic lettering.
They are much cheaper than Edge jerseys. Is it worth it?
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby crokin on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:21 am

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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:24 am

For starters, the 8 looks a little... skewed.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby crokin on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:34 am

MRandall25 wrote:For starters, the 8 looks a little... skewed.

Really?
I thought the "C" looked fishy, but the rest looked fine. Hey, if it's a fake, why all the tags and the "made in Canada".
Conversely, if legit, why so cheap?


Edit: Just found a "real" one to compare it to...Image
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby PhantomJB93 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:25 am



The letters and numbers are supposed to be more of an off-white than a bright white like that, and the 8 looks like it might be stitched on crooked, but otherwise looks good for the price. I've seen worse.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby blurryhaze312 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:20 am

If you ever want photos of a real jersey to compare to, just look up House O Hockey's ebay store.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SIDNEY-CROSBY-P ... 25691e8d11

Just for starters, any time an ebay add says an authentic jersey is a number size with the letter next to it, it's most likely fake - i.e. "SIZE 48 (M)!".

Also, size 48 isn't a real size. Size 46 is a small equivalent and 50 is next, nothing in between.

Also, see that Reebok logo on the left sleeve cuff? That's only ever on the Premier models, not Authentic.

Hey, if it's a fake, why all the tags and the "made in Canada".


Fake merch always looks like that. There have been stories on the news every year for the past few years, especially since the Pens and Steelers have been in their respective championship games/series and won, telling about how legit this fake merch looks because it has all the tags and "Official Gear of the NHL/NFL" stickers on it.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby crokin on Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:48 pm

Thanks for your reference.
Unfortunately, HH is extremely expensive.

I'm getting mixed results here, some feel borntrade is just fine, but others insist it is cheap, and better to save and buy 1-2 replica/real jerseys.
What do you think?

I am looking for a White mid 90s Mario Lemieux Jersey and Powder Pens Malkin/Crosby and 2011 WC Malkin/Crosby.
You suggest I save and buy replica/real or do BT?
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby blurryhaze312 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:03 pm

When I referenced HoH I just meant to use their images as visual reference to compare to fakes.

Hey, I don't like telling anyone what to do with their own money, but personally I buy only authentic jerseys with an occasional replica model.

If we're talking the older jerseys from the 90's and earlier, I would definitely save the money to buy real. Those things are highly sought after and will only gain value with age - you know if you ever want to sell it that you will get your money back, especially if you get a good deal on it.

Newer jerseys are made in such high numbers that in the future they will probably never be worth as much. I'm not saying don't buy an authentic newer one, but I would drop the money on an older one first.

I never saw the value in buying authentic jerseys either until I bought my first NHL authentic jersey as a steal on Ebay and absolutely loved the way it felt when I put it on. That's my approach - if I can find an older one at a lower price on Ebay, I'll buy it in a second. The newer Edge models are still nice, don't get me wrong, but they aren't in the same league as the old CCM Maska jerseys...they are just too comfortable and durable.

I have a few authentic versions of the Edge type jerseys (Black home, light blue third) and a few Premier models (White away, few dark blue thirds) and they are nice, but I personally would rather spend the money on authentic versions of the 90's jerseys and earlier.

I doubt you'd be disappointed if you got one. If you go for the older ones, go authentic, not replica because the older replicas were awful junk. Honestly, look at it as an investment of sorts. That might sound dumb, but there will ALWAYS be people looking to buy those older ones so that if you ever want to sell it, it will still hold its value.

Post up your findings on here any time, I know a few of us would always be willing to tell you if it's a true authentic or a fake.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby crokin on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:09 pm

Will do. I don't really collect jerseys to re-sell, the older Lemieux I want would be just to wear because my current Lemieux jersey is too big, XL.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby blurryhaze312 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:19 pm

Fair enough, just saying! :)

When you say white mid 90's do you mean the one with this logo?


Image
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby crokin on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:33 pm

yessir!
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:40 pm

blurryhaze312 wrote:In other news, here's a good laugher:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Troy-Polamalu-S ... 416038291b

:face: :face:


is that authentic or replica? I cant tell by the fight strap
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby pcmforless on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:53 pm

We've had good luck with the Borntrade ones. We have 5 kids between my wife and I and the cost for real ones was just too much to give to kids that are then wearing them to school and to games. We've had a few with minor stitching issues that were easily repaired, but for the money we couldn't pass it up and the kids have on average 2 jerseys each. I have a couple authentic jerseys myself, including a game worn Goligoski and you can tell the difference in quality for sure, but for a bunch of teenagers the Borntrade ones are pretty nice.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby blurryhaze312 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:56 pm

mac5155 wrote:
blurryhaze312 wrote:In other news, here's a good laugher:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Troy-Polamalu-S ... 416038291b

:face: :face:


is that authentic or replica? I cant tell by the fight strap


:lol: You are so mean. :P
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby blurryhaze312 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:00 pm

pcmforless wrote:We've had good luck with the Borntrade ones. We have 5 kids between my wife and I and the cost for real ones was just too much to give to kids that are then wearing them to school and to games. We've had a few with minor stitching issues that were easily repaired, but for the money we couldn't pass it up and the kids have on average 2 jerseys each. I have a couple authentic jerseys myself, including a game worn Goligoski and you can tell the difference in quality for sure, but for a bunch of teenagers the Borntrade ones are pretty nice.


Amen to that. There's no way I'd buy a kid a real one, probably not even a replica.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby JS© on Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:38 pm

I know a few people in here were not happy about paying $180 for a Reebok Premier? How about $60?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Premier-NHL-Jer ... 0.m2000037
* Staal (White) XL
* Malkin (White) M, XL, 2XL
* Fleury (White) M, 2XL
* Crosby (White) XL
59.00 + free shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blank-Premier-N ... 0.m2000037
* Penguins - Blank (White) S 49.00 Free Shipping
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby crokin on Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:35 am

JS© wrote:I know a few people in here were not happy about paying $180 for a Reebok Premier? How about $60?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Premier-NHL-Jer ... 0.m2000037

Holy cow....is this site for real? How is it THAT cheap?
Are there any other places like that on eBay?

I really, really want
-Geno Navy Blue 3rd Jersey
-Crosby/Malkin/Letang Powder Blue Jersey
-Lemieux White mid 90s Home Jersey
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby crokin on Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:43 am

MRandall25 wrote:
crokin wrote:Basic question is, if I buy a borntrade jersey, will it look as good as an authenic to the casual person?

Also, tarajersey anygood?


I got a 95 Lemieux "Snoop" style from Borntrade last year when my bro ordered a bunch of jerseys.

He has an authentic one, and said the only major difference between the two was the CCM patch on the bottom of the back and there were a few strings hanging off (nothing scissors couldn't fix).

It's just as good as the authentic.

I just went on Borntrade, what do you all think of these I may want:

A.
Imagehttp://www.borntradejersey.com/product/Pro3355.Html

B.
Imagehttp://www.borntradejersey.com/product/Pro2819.Html

C.
Imagehttp://www.borntradejersey.com/product/Pro507.Html


Personally, I think the Lemieux looks awful, seems to me the letters are way too small.
Also seems Letang is curved.

Curious which jerseys you have gotten good from Borntrade?
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:58 am

Like I said in the post you quoted, I've only gotten the diagonal Pittsburgh jersey, and when I compare it to others, there's not much aesthetically that's different.

Other jerseys, you're on your own. I have no clue.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby CERV96 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:53 am

I am considering getting a Neal jersey. I am just wondering how safe am I with it as far as how long he is going to be here. What are my odds on him staying the next 3 or 4 years? I have a nice authentic jersey collection and a 30% off coupon that is good until the end of the regular season. I have all the basics Crosby, Malkin, Staal, Orpik, and Fleury.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby Rylan on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:55 am

I prefer the expensive ones, so I do not own many.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby crokin on Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:33 am

What do you all think of the borntrade Geno and Tanger ones?
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby steve784 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:29 am

FYI, they've got a bunch of dark blue Geno jerseys at Kohl's on McKnight road. Marked down to $144, but if you have a 30% off coupon you can get it for around $100.
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Re: Places To Get Quality, Cheap Pens Jerseys?

Postby JS© on Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:48 pm

crokin wrote:What do you all think of the borntrade Geno and Tanger ones?


Not a fan of that Tanger blue one, not at all. Puffy letters, the blue looks like it's too light, and like you already mentioned the name itself looks curved.

Aside from the minor off-white/white thing going on with the Malkin jersey, the lettering doesn't look right. Like the font itself is too wide, which is a common thing with borntrade jerseys. It's not terrible. I've seen much, much worse, but personally I wouldn't get it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blank-Premier-N ... 2eba8f6ecc

Blank premier white jerseys for $49 - free ship. Good deal if you're a medium.
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