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Gifting Custom Personalized NFL Jerseys

Updated on June 22, 2011

What's the best gift for a die hard football fan?

Giving the perfect gift to an NFL fan isn't as easy it appears to be. You can, literally, find hundreds of products featuring their favorite teams and players. With so many options out there, how do you decide?

One great option is gifting personalized NFL jerseys. A personalized jersey is a universal gift any fan will love, from dad to grandpa. The great thing about personalized jerseys is you can customize the name and number of the jersey to suit your needs. Take dad's old high school football number and put it on his favorite team's jersey.

A young boy will be in awe seeing his name on the back of his favorite team's uniform.

The team, name, and number are up to you and you can make your favorite NFL fan's day by giving them an NFL personalized jersey.

Throwback Jerseys

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New York Jets: Mark GastineauWashington Redskins: Joe TheismannPhiladelphia Eagles: Reggie White
New York Jets: Mark Gastineau
New York Jets: Mark Gastineau
Washington Redskins: Joe Theismann
Washington Redskins: Joe Theismann
Philadelphia Eagles: Reggie White
Philadelphia Eagles: Reggie White

Different types of NFL football jerseys

The choice of jerseys doesn't stop with the team, name, and number. You can also decide on the quality of the jersey. Most jerseys come in four different styles – authentic, premier, replica and retro.

  • An authentic jersey are the same exact jerseys that the players wear on the field. Featuring heavy fabric and sewn on graphics these jerseys are for true hardcore fan.
  • Premier jerseys are made with less heavy fabric then authentic but still feature sewn on graphics.
  • Replica jerseys feature the same graphics as a premier jersey but are screen printed. The replica jersey is for the budget minded gift giver.
  • Retro, or throwback jerseys are the same quality as premier and authentic but feature vintage graphics. The retro jerseys are great for older fans who have followed their team their whole lives.


Top 3 Classic NFL Teams

Let's take a look at the Dallas Cowboys, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Chicago Bears: 

Dallas Cowboys Emmitt Smith Throwback Football Jersey
Dallas Cowboys Emmitt Smith Throwback Football Jersey

The Dallas Cowboys home jersey is white with royal blue lettering and stripes. The away jersey is navy blue with white lettering and silver and white stripes. Some of the more current, notable player's numbers are - Tony Romo (9), Marrion Barber (24), and Terrel Owens (81).

The Cowboy's throwback jerseys feature the same colors as the current jerseys with a star on the shoulders. Stars from the past include – Tony Dorsett (33), Emmitt Smith (22), and Troy Aikman (8).

Custom Personalized Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey
Custom Personalized Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey

The Pittsburgh Steelers home jersey is black with with white lettering and gold stripes. Their away jersey is white with black lettering and gold stripes. Players to look out for are – Ben Roethlisberger (7), Hines Ward (86), and Troy Polamalu (43).

Pittsburgh's retro jerseys are fairly similar to the current lineup but feature more blocky lettering. Players from previous teams include – Jack Lambert (58), Joe Greene (75), and Terry Bradshaw (12).

Personalized Custom Chicago Bears NFL Jerseys
Personalized Custom Chicago Bears NFL Jerseys

The Chicago Bears home jersey feature a dark navy color with orange and white lettering and stripes. Their away jersey is white with dark navy and orange numbers and lettering. Current players your fan may like include – Brian Urlacher (54), Devin Hester (23), and Rex Grossman (8).

The Bear's throwback jersey are very similar in style and color but feature larger stripes. Star player from the past to remember are – Walter Payton (34), Gayle Sayers (40), and Dick Butkus (51).

Custom St Louis Rams NFL Jersey

Personalize this St Louis Rams jersey with your name or any names.
Personalize this St Louis Rams jersey with your name or any names.


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      8 years ago

      its my birthday soon and we are all going out as american footballers and i realy want a shirt with my name on it where can i get one from? i live in the uk and im having trouble finding a place that will personalise one for me

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      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      @Big Chris, I don't know where to get his jersey, but I love that guy. He's one of my favorite running backs and went to a college local to where I live. I particularly like how they made him a beast in Tecmo Bowl. I'm thinking at that this time, a personalized jersey with his name and number is the best way to go. Also, on eBay, there are listings for his jerseys. Check it out:

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      Big Chris 

      8 years ago

      Looking for a size 58 Christian Okoye KC Chiefs Jersey....any ideas where to get one?

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      8 years ago from Los Angeles

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      8 years ago



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