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Sports Jersey Buying Guide – How to spot a Fake NFL NHL MLB NBA Jersey

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as sports fans we all love our teams we
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show our support by wearing the same
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jerseys shirts and tops as our heroes on
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the field but when you look at the price
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of them you’ll say how much there’s been
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a recent increase in the amount of fake
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jerseys being imported from China mainly
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because the real jerseys are so
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extortionate ly priced this guide shows
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you how to tell the difference between
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an authentic replica and Chinese fake
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Jersey and furthermore should you buy
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one now we’re using baseball jerseys
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here as an example but this could apply
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to football jerseys soccer shirts hockey
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jerseys etc so here are three seemingly
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similar baseball jerseys they may look
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the same but they’re all different and
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they all cost different amounts of money
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let’s start with this one
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be authentic Jersey an authentic Jersey
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is supposed to be the exact Jersey the
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players wear on the field this is
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usually denoted somehow by the relevant
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tags now if you look carefully all the
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detail is embroidered in and it’s
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embroidered cleanly the lettering is
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multi-layered twill and zig-zag stitch
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into the Jersey the material is
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generally thicker and of higher quality
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the lettering on the back is usually
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nicely proportioned and once again
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multi-layered and zig-zag stitch in
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short every detail of this Jersey is
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pretty much perfect but this perfection
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cost money and an authentic Jersey is
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usually several hundred dollars that’s
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not the cheapest thing in the world and
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most sports fans can’t afford that so
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that’s why teams also make replica
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jerseys these are usually toned down
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versions of the authentic with not as
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many features and detail usually they
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will denote this with a genuine
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merchandise tag instead of an authentic
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one the details are usually painted on
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and then sewn into the Jersey compare
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this to the authentic and you can see
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where they skimp on costs the material
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is usually thin and not sewn together in
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the same way and the same applies to the
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lettering which cost less to manufacture
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and there are other distinguishing
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features that a sports fan can spot as a
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replica Jersey these jerseys cost
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significantly less than the authentic
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but still out of reach for most sports
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fans
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hence the unprecedented demand for
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Chinese fake jerseys
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as the name implies the Chinese like to
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make fake versions of well everything
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and sports jerseys are no exception they
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cost about a tenth of the price of the
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authentic Jersey but when you look
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closely you’ll see why even though the
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tag says it’s authentic it’s nowhere
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near the same as this authentic tag the
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material is usually paper-thin compared
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to an authentic Jersey and the
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embroidered details are virtually
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non-existent this is evident pretty much
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everywhere on the Jersey and the
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lettering is usually the dead giveaway
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as he’ll usually be out of proportion
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the wrong color the wrong material
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cheaply sewn together or in this case
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all of the above look at the details and
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you’ll quickly see the difference in
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quality and let’s address the large
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elephant in the room
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it says the wrong bloody word on it yes
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the Toronto Blue Jays do have a Jersey
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with the word Toronto on it but that’s
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the gray Road Jersey this is clearly
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white so the Chinese really have no
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concept of accuracy don’t be surprised
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if your jersey arrives in the wrong
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color the wrong size has the wrong
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details on it or all of the above don’t
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get me wrong
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the Chinese have improved dramatically
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over the last few years and there’s a
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select few that could pass off as the
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real thing but most of them generally
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suck really suck so that’s a quick
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overview on the differences of an
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authentic replica or Chinese fake Jersey
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but I know some of you guys have some
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burning questions Ninh what’s your
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advice are they worth buying generally
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the answer is no if you care about
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details like embroidery logo material
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and fit you might want to avoid these
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like the plague some of them
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particularly the Nike NFL jerseys coming
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out of China are actually quite good but
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most of them are terrible if you’re
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really on a budget and you really have
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no money but you still want to buy a
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Jersey these Chinese fakes are worth the
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buy try and find a reputable seller and
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always look at the pictures of the kind
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of Jersey you wish to buy before you
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actually buy it you never know you might
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actually get a good one Ninh if I’m not
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completely happy can I get a refund the
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Chinese don’t like the word refund and
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they’ll try everything in their power to
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avoid giving you your money back
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you might be in for a lengthy battle if
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you want to return your item so consider
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this before making a purchase I don’t
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care about all the stuff you just
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mentioned where can I get me some fake
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jerseys easy just go to Aliexpress comm
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and type in the count of Jersey you want
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you’ll get thousands of Chinese cells
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selling you fake jerseys for about a
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tenth of the cost of the real one fully
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buyer beware they’re not all
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they’re cracked up to be sown in what
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did you do with that hilariously fake
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Jersey you bought from China I actually
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turn it into a sleeveless Jersey tape it
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a little and added a blue t-shirt
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underneath it’s good for workouts and
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stuff but I probably wouldn’t wear it in
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public I have my authentic jerseys for
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