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School bookstore takes another crack at this replica jersey thing...

George Mason Basketball: School bookstore takes another crack at this replica jersey thing...

Monday, May 04, 2009

School bookstore takes another crack at this replica jersey thing...

I really don't understand why it's so difficult for the school's bookstore to produce a decent looking replica basketball jersey at a fair price. They now sell the jersey above, a screen-printed version of the current Mason basketball jerseys. $55 is a steep price for these, the sleeves and font look wrong and it almost looks like a jersey worn by a 10 year-old in a rec league game. The bookstore has been trying since '06, but the result is always a ridiculously over-priced item, that often looks sloppily put together. For example, back in 2006 fresh off the Final Four, the bookstore took advantage of the demand and sold this jersey for $80:

Of course I bought it on impulse thinking I'd never see anything close to it every again. Seems like I was right but it definitely took a large chunk out of college lifestyle budget, which wasn't much. Shortly after I bought it, it ended up on the discounted clearance rank and I felt like a sucker so you can see my frustration.

I'm mostly angry because unlike other schools, there's really no where else to get Mason jersey's. I know Mason nation isn't exactly a huge fan base but the fact that I could probably piece together a better looking Mason basketball jersey myself with help from Eastbay and lettering companies, is pretty sad.


Blogger C Hirsch said...

I'm angry they never came out with a jersey for the greatest player in Mason history, Chris Fleming

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VCU fan here. We feel you're frustration. It's beyond difficult to get a quality VCU jersey, especially at the bookstore. Our bookstore also sells those Majestic (great baseball brand, shitty basketball brand) jerseys. However, one way to get the authentic jersey, which I've done two straight years, is by being a student and attending all home VCU games, give or take one which can be made up at a Lady Rams game. Our "6th Man" program is very well organized and is a great way to get students to the games, which can be difficult given our liberal arts student body.
C Hirsch, I hope you're kidding. I went to hs with Flemming and the kid is garbage. Was then, is now. Sorry bud

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VCU is garbage..was then.. and definitely will be next year when everyone transfers!!!

11:07 PM  
Blogger C Hirsch said...

Hahah, the other posters on here will have your head for that comment Anonymous, their love for the Flem knows no bounds!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

they do have Fleming jerseys

11:13 AM  
Blogger C Hirsch said...

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12:38 PM  
Blogger C Hirsch said...

Too funny Ryan, do they have a classic Makan Konate?

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Gliamsilliams Eady, Sr. said...

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2:08 AM  

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