Last week, I gave you all the ammo you need to be a smart jersey shopper in today’s counterfeit-filled world. I hope you did your homework because no class is complete without a final exam. It’s not that easy, but it’s not that tough either. If you can get through this, you’re well on your way to filling your closet with some awesome, legit jerseys. Now put down your books, take out a number two pencil, and let’s get to work.
I’ll give you the answers after this video of Dominique Wilkins posterizing Larry Bird.
- Fake – (striping is too thick, bad cut, wrong material, and numbering is poorly sewn)
- Fake – (#41 should be more centered with HEAT, jock tag is the same one used on replicas)
- Fake – (puffy/shiny numbers, sleeve striping is uneven, jersey cut is wrong)
- Fake – (wrong materials, wrong cut, number font is too thin)
- Fake – (shoulders are cut too wide, number spacing is off)
- Fake – (the Expos never even wore a jersey like this)
- Fake – (numbering is sewn on shiny, puffy material)
How Did You Score?
1-4: You might want to review Real or Fake: A Comprehensive Guide to Buying Jerseys again
5-7: About average. You still need some practice, but you’ve got the hang of it.
8-10: Excellent! You’re ready to start that jersey collection!
Ryan Mackman has more jerseys than your girlfriend has shoes, and he’s not ashamed of it. If he could, he’d wear a jersey with a tie to work every day, but apparently that’s “not professional.” You can follow him on Twitter at @rmackman.
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