Vintage hockey jerseys are experiencing a come back these days with nostalgic fans snatching up old school hockey equipment and clothing that their favorite players wore back in the glory days. For example, you can now find Mario Lemieux's Pittsburgh Penguins throwback jersey for sale on Amazon. This classic hockey garment is a replica of the same jersey that Lemieux wore in 1992 and it's super heavy weight and tough, making it perfect for either displaying or wearing while playing ice hockey. If you want to show off in a big way, you can take the ice wearing Lemieux's classic jersey.
But this kind of authentic style won't come cheaply. You can expect to shell out 200 smackers if you want to skate around looking like Mario. Still, as a collector's item or a classic sports souvenir, there are plenty of die hard hockey fans that would jump at the chance to grab up one of these classic tops. This particular version is the vintage away jersey. Also available is Brian Leetch's New York Ranger's throwback jersey that has the classic blue, white and red stripes with the large centered number 2. These replica uniforms have been praised for their super heavy duty fabric and construction which makes them feel all the more real.
Leetch's throwback jersey also costs a cool two hundred bucks, but there are plenty of New York Rangers fans that would consider it a small price to pay for a piece of their favorite hockey team's history. Both of these old school hockey uniforms boast sewn players' names, although other elements of the jersey, such as the assistant captain distinctions are glued onto the fabric. Some collectors prefer to have the player's name sewn into the jerseys because it is more secure, permanent and authentic, whereas others couldn't care less. If you're in the market to buy vintage hockey collectibles then you can decide whether or not this feature is worth the extra cash to you.
With an increased interest in collectible hockey merchandise lately, it's a wonder that there's not more vintage hockey jerseys for sale. Instead we see a lot of more modern styles with players' names and numbers being placed on t-shirts for guys or hockey themed baby doll t-shirts for women. But the true sports fan that has followed their favorite team closely for many years will understand the value of having one of these classic designs around to harken back to the old days.
Some hockey fans get so fanatical about their old school uniforms that they never ever wear them for fear of getting some kind of stain or blemish on them. Instead, these expensive collector's items get installed on office walls or above den chairs positioned in front of the television, with some people going so far as to encase their jerseys in special glass or wood paneled displays. It's up to you how you'd like to enjoy your vintage jersey, but you may get some enjoyment out of showing up to a friendly scrimmage rocking one of these classic uniform tops of your favorite player.