Buying a Michigan jersey

Submitted by TheOnlyVictors on August 15th, 2010 at 11:48 PM

So I was going to buy a Michigan jersey, as the most that I have is a hat from my first game I remember (went to some as a kid). Only thing is I don't know which one I should get. I know they don't have names if you buy them regular online. I mean a Braylon Edwards jersey would be cool, but he doesn't play here anymore. #7 is the other obvious choice. I was wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions for names and numbers. Would be really cool.

Edit in: I was also considering NFL jerseys, less than Michigan, but if I could find a Woodson or Edwards jersey cheap that would be cool.



August 16th, 2010 at 6:01 AM ^

If you want a jersey that will last through the years and not seem old when a new class graduate I would either go with 1, 2, 10 or 21. Those are classics that cannot get old no matter what year it is.


August 16th, 2010 at 7:11 AM ^

I ordered and received on Friday a #2 Woodson home jersey.  It's actually an authentic Nike jersey.  Including shipping, it was only $40.

If you want to check out the site it's here:

I would advise giving them a backup email address as they have been spamming me.  Additionally, I don't like giving out my credit card information, especially to a somewhat shady looking operation like that one- thus, I used a temporary credit card (it was very easy to do through Bank of America).  I don't know if those precautions were strictly necessary but I'd still advise them.

I don't know if they just got all of the old Nike jerseys that hadn't been sold or if these are the jersey equivalent of "second" china (i.e. china that has a minor flaw in it and those isn't sold at full price).  I haven't found any flaws.  And it came with all of the tags you'd expect from Nike and the NCAA.

Anyway, I'd highly recommend them for a good cheap Woodson jersey.

They also have Long (77), Brady (10), 20 (no name), and Braylon (1) jerseys.  For Henne they only have a Miami jersey.

Eventually, I'm going to be an authentic 98 jersey without a nameplate.  Tom Harmon is possibly my favorite Michigan player ever.  But, I'll have to buy that the expensive way.


August 16th, 2010 at 9:26 PM ^

Based on the price, I thought that might be the case.  But, I should point out that the jersey had pretty real looking tags from Nike and the NCAA.  I assumed, that they were old Nike jerseys that weren't sold when Michigan switched to Adiadas..

I don't own an authentic jersey that is definitely real so I can't compare jerseys to see what's different.

Overall, it seems like a pretty real fake.


August 16th, 2010 at 9:33 AM ^

Since I didn't notice anyone else say this I thought I would mention it.  If you buy a jersey through any official source such as MDen or Moe's you will not be able to get a nameplate of any former player that matches the number said player wore.  So you could not get a #1 jersey with Edwards on the nameplate.  My suggestion is getting either a #1 or a #2 jersey with no nameplate and it should last a while. 

If you go through MDen I would also recommend either the Tackle Twill Replica or the Authentic and avoid the screened print replica (especially if you are getting a white jersey).

Hope this helps.


August 16th, 2010 at 11:00 AM ^

Nameplates can be accurately applied through third-party customizers.  Nearly all of my jerseys have the proper nameplates applied to them in order to maintain the jersey's accuracy.  I hate wearing the jersey without the correct nameplate applied to it.  It doesn't seem "complete" to me.  I can post pics if you'd like to see.. 

It also bothers me to hear people say that their #2 Adidas jersey is a 'Woodson' or their #1 Adidas jersey is a 'Edwards'.  Just because the same common number is on the jerseys doesn't make it a player of the past who never wore that style/manufacturer. 


August 17th, 2010 at 3:46 PM ^

I am sure this question has been asked to death on here, but how much of a difference is there between the sizes of replicas and authentics? I have some Reebok XL replicas that fit fine, but I am not sure if I need a larger or smaller size for an authentic jersey that I am looking into buying (Nike if that makes a difference). I have seen both sides where some say they are larger because they are made for pads, and others say they are tighter so players can't grab the jersey to hold.


August 27th, 2010 at 12:06 PM ^


Im relatively new to this jersey buying stuff, so I'll explain my dilema:

1)  I went to sports authority, tried on a miami hurricanes NIKE jersey in large it fit fine, then I ordered a Michigan Addidas replica jersey online in Large and found it was SUPER SUPER BIG.  As in it looked ridiculous.  So I decided to try to find a medium online, and have found that this is a near impossible task, all the smalls and mediums are sold out.  Does anyone know where you can get a replica #1, 2, or 21 in a medium?

I'm 5'10 180, and a large is super not going to work, at least with addidas, and I've found great trouble finding a medium jersey online.