If you are like me, you love vintage sports apparel. There is something about historic apparel that reminds me of how great sports are. They remind me of heroes of the past and that future generations will revere our heroes of today.
One of my personal heroes is Jackie Robinson. Although I never saw him play, I really admire his courage and strength in the face of bigotry and hatred. I also love that he retired rather than play for the hated Giants! I would love to own an authentic Jackie Robinson Jersey. Mitchell and Ness makes that possible.
The king of throwback sports apparel is Mitchell and Ness Nostalgia Company. As it’s name suggests, Mitchell and Ness specializes in retro sports items of all type. If you are a fan of throwback apparel like I am, you should definitely check them out!
About Mitchell and Ness
Here is a short video with a brief history about Mitchell and Ness.
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Mitchell and Ness Authentic Jerseys
Mitchell and Ness’ “bread and butter” is the authentic throwback jersey. These jerseys are replicas of the originals in styling. The higher level jerseys are true to the originals in material as well. I would absolutely love to own a closet full of these jerseys.
There are several items available from the $60-$100 level. My favorite item is the MLB mesh batting practice jerseys. As the name suggests, these are made of mesh material and bear the name and number of your favorite classic player.
Around the $100.00 price point are the NBA hardwood classic swingman jerseys. These have letters and numbers that are not sewn on and are 100 percent polyester.
At approximately $150.00, you can purchase vintage replica NFL jerseys of retiredplayers. There are many great players to choose from. Unlike the NBA jerseys, these have sewn on letters and numbers.
You can start finding authentic MLB retro jerseys at the $170.00 price point. These max out in price at around $270.00 for the top players like a Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth. In spite of the hefty price tag, I fully recommend these jerseys if you are interested in throwback baseball gear. They really are beautiful, and I can’t think of a better way to honor our sports heroes of the past.
At around $275.00 you can purchase authentic NFL throwbackjerseys. These are as close to the real jerseys of yesteryear that you can get. I personally have my eye on an authentic Barry Sanders jersey.
Mitchell and Ness also offers autographed authentic jerseys. These are for the super fan for which no expense is too much. These range I price from approximately $300.00 to $3,800 for an autographed Michael Jordan jersey. There is also a signed Mickey Mantle jersey for over $4,000.
One jersey that I absolutely think Mitchell and Ness missed on are the “split replica jerseys.” These jerseys are ridiculous because one half of the jersey is one color and the other half is another color. I think they look silly and they should be avoided.
Mitchell and Ness offers both current hats and retro hats.
One cool offering is the Mitchell and Ness SnapBack. These remind me of the hats that I wore in my youth that seem to be popular again. These include bott current team logos and retro logos.
For the NBA, Mitchell and Ness Snapbacks come in both current logos and “Hardwood Classics.” The hardwood classics are great because they contain some of the crazy logos and color schemes that were trendy in the past.
Mitchell and Ness also offers NHL and MLS hat SnapBack hats. Some of these have retro logos, but most are current.
Additionally, the company offers beaniesand buckethats, both in retro and current styles.
Another area in which Mitchell and Ness really shines is jackets. They offer a wide array of styles and colors.
One of my favorite items offered by Mitchell and Ness is the retro satin jackets, reminiscent of the satin “Starter” jackets of the late 80’s. These take me back to my childhood when I wanted nothing but a black Raiders starter jacket. My parents being cheap, however, got me a knock off
Another awesome item offered by Mitchell and a Ness are the old NBA warm up jackets. They have some wacky designs that I totally forgot existed.
For NFL teams, it appears Mitchell and Ness has found a niche in selling cold weather vests with team logos on them. These vests look very cozy, and would come in handy for those games in December and January.
If you are a fan of vintage sports items, there are a few other really cool things offered by Mitchell and Ness that you need to be aware of.
Mitchell and Ness offers retro style items such as replica pennants. Unfortunately, at this point this only includes the Yankees and Mets. These would be a great addition to show your fandom in your home or office if you are a fan of either of these teams.
The company also offers vintage style t-shirts and tank tops. These shirts are great! Some of them are retro logos and styles. Some of them are new teams or logos made to look like the team has been around forever. It is incredible that they were able to make even the most modern logos look like they have been around for centuries.
Mitchell and Ness also offers some very old school looking NFL coach’s sweaters. These look like they came straight out of NFL films. Unfortunately, they only have limited teams that I could find.