Contact Doug: 916-550-1618
(listed alphabetically by team name, not by city)
About these jerseys:
The NFL licensed manufacturer of these jerseys in 2011 and before was by Reebok, mostly made in Korea and China.
In the past, there were other officially NFL
licensed manufacturers, such as Champion, Wilson, Starter and Rawling.
I have an old jersey by Champion I got at a sports shop in Minnesota which a Vikings #81 with no name on the back
for one of my favorite 1970s players: Gene Washington, a great wide receiver.
It has screen-printed numbers and stripes.
This screen-printed style of jersey is called
"replica" and looks a lot like the ones the players wear.
But the material is thinner than the real ones worn by players.
There are two grades of these replica jerseys. The better one is called "Equipment" replica.
You can see examples of both types on many pages for each team here.
They sell for about $60 to $80 in the sports stores.
The next better type of jersey is called
"premier" and these have sewn-on numbers and names, are nicer and
better quality than the "replica" jerseys,
but are still not as nice as the real ones worn by players. They sell in sports stores for about $110 each.
The very best type of jersey is called
"authentic" and this is exactly what all the players wear.
They are made of thicker material and all the numbers and names, including any patches and logos, are sewn onto the jersey,
plus the appropriate parts are embroidered, not screen-printed. Teams vary and sometimes the stripes are screened on (such as the Bengals).
These sell mostly by special order for $250 and up.
The only thing better than an "authentic" jersey is one that is signed by a player! They can sell for thousands of dollars.
There are also the "authentic throwback"
and "premier throwback" jerseys for retired players, such as Joe Montana of the 49ers, Fran
Tarkenton of the Vikings,
Troy Aikman of the Cowboys, Joe Namath of the Jets, Dick Butkus of the Bears, and many, many others,
by Reebok and often available from a very old company called Mitchell & Ness.
So when looking at the jerseys available for each team, pay attention to the type of jersey offered.
And be VERY careful about the
"authentic" jerseys offered by sellers on places like E-bay and on
Craigslist that are "stitched" and cost in the $40 to $100 range,
because they are not really Reebok jerseys. They are usually all fakes.
Why would a seller have anything so cheap that is supposed to sell for $260 to $300 ?