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Is Your Authentic MLB Jersey Real? Buying Majestic Baseball Jerseys Online

Updated on June 26, 2011

Make Sure it's Real Before You Make the Deal

A great gift or item for any baseball fan is an authentic MLB jersey. Wearing a real baseball jersey just like the players is pretty cool and shows just how much you love your favorite baseball team.

There are a ton of websites where you can buy a authentic MLB jersey online, including MLB.com, On the Field, Sports Memorabilia and Amazon.

However, there are a lot of websites, online retailers and stores that advertise authentic MLB jerseys, but, in reality they are selling knockoffs or replicas.

Before you decide to purchase a baseball jersey online or at a store, there are a few things you can check to ensure that you really are buying a authentic MLB jersey like the players wear on the field.

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The Price is Right:

One of the first things you notice when making any purchase is the price, especially when buying a authentic baseball jersey, since it isn't cheap.

A authentic MLB jersey typically costs somewhere between $160-$200. It can cost up to $225 or more if you request a rare player name or have the jersey customized with your own name on the back.

If you see a website selling a new baseball jersey for only $50-$100 and claiming it is "authentic," the odds are that particular jersey is a replica, which are still good quality and great for baseball fans, but they aren't the real deal.

There are times when a authentic jersey may drop in price, such as when a player changes teams or a team changes its logo or colors. In these cases, the price may fluctuate some and it could be a great time to buy the jersey.

Size:

Authentic MLB jerseys don't come in Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large sizes, but rather numbered sizes like 42, 44, 46, etc.

Brand:

Majestic is the only brand that makes authentic player jerseys. If the jersey is from Nike, Reebok, Adidas or other popular sport brands, it is most likely a replica jersey.

Embroidery:

The embroidery and patches on a authentic baseball jersey are of much higher quality and stitching.

On a authentic MLB jersey, the team name, player name and player number will be outlined by a thick contrasting stitching around the border. It looks very sharp and makes the authentic jersey stand out amongst others.

Teams like the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox do not have player names on the jersey. If a name is on a jersey of one of these teams, it is definitely fake.

There will be a patch of the team logo on the left sleeve with a Majestic logo underneath as well as the official MLB logo on the upper back of the jersey.

On the bottom left of the jersey, there should be a large patch from Majestic with the size tag attached to it. The patch should say "Authentic" with the MLB logo next to it.

Authentic throwback jerseys and All-Star Game jerseys may vary in terms of the location of the patches and embroidery.

Some of the older style throwback jerseys do not have the stitching mentioned above, so you will want to make sure to check the other signs that should point to whether the jersey is authentic or not.

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Closure:

One final small difference between a authentic MLB jersey and a replica baseball jersey is the closure across the front. Unlike replica jerseys, authentic jerseys have a combination of buttons and Velcro.

Checklist:

  • Price - $160-$225
  • Size - Numbered sizes
  • Embroidery - Stitching around the name and numbers
  • Patches - Team and MLB logo
  • Brand - Majestic
  • Closure - Velcro

Enjoy Your Authentic Baseball Jersey!

If the jersey you want to purchase meets all the requirements mentioned above, you should feel confident that you are buying a authentic MLB jersey.

You will be very happy with your purchase as it is an item almost any baseball fan would love to own.

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      Chris 

      3 years ago

      A good idea is to always check out the clothing tag located at side seam instead of the tag along the neckline. Here you can often find information regarding origin and if it's truly authentic, the manufacturers information.

      http://www.sportythreads.com/St-Louis-Cardinals-Ap...

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      RobC 

      4 years ago

      RMD -- I just recently (10/2013) purchased a Cool Base jersey and it does have Velcro between the 2nd and 3rd buttons

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      RMD 

      5 years ago

      Update: The newer "Cool Base" jerseys don't have the Velcro as part of the closure.

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      longjerseys 

      6 years ago

      if you need the high quality jersyes you may find longjerseys dot come.

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