The HK jerseys for under 50 bucks (55 if you want custom) are near the quality of the authentics Nike and Reebok rip off buyers for 200-300 bucks and a million times better than the silkscreened replicas that cost 100 dollars.
As far as Nikes being "authentic"...there is an interesting video at newyorkjets.com which takes viewers to the manufacturer in upstate NY who manufactures the jerseys the NFL players wear in games from scratch.
The Nike authentics made by slave labor in Indonesia and available for sale to you for 300 dollars are NOT AUHENTIC EITHER
A "are they legit" obviously theyre not ****ing legit.
The voice of whine.
Originally Posted by 32green
I understand you consider yourself an expert in the field.
Btw, I think by legit the OP meant "would one actually be getting a decent quality jersey for a good price" rather than "is this site sanctioned by the NFL and Nike".
Could be wrong though, as I'm not an expert in the field.
The voice of reason.
If you want to plop down $200+ on an "authentic" to put away in a closet for 40 years so that it's worth more down the road, then knock yourself out. Because if you wear it, it won't be worth anywhere near as much.
If you want a jersey to wear often and that 99% of the people on the street would not know whether it was authentic or not, then I would go with a tara-type jersey and save $150-200 per jersey.
The only time I would buy an authentic is if I was planning to have it signed by a current or future HOF'r. Then it's worth the money.
And this is coming from someone who was heavily involved in the national sports collectibles market for 14 years.