Check out Rare Vntg on Bacon Sports Podcast Episode 142

Rare Vntg Charlotte Hornets Master P Authentic Starter NBA Jersey

Yesterday I had the pleasure of hopping on Bacon Sports Podcast 142 with founder Rob Cressy. If you’re not familiar with Bacon Sports, the site is dedicated everything sports, jerseys and pop culture. Check them out today!

During our chat, Rob and I discuss my infamous Master P Hornets jersey, how I started Rare Vntg, counterfeit jerseys and more. Click here to check out the podcast in its entirety on Bacon Sports.

Thanks again to Rob and the entire Bacon Sports team.

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Home, Away or Alternate; Which Jordan Jersey is Your Favorite?

Vintage Michael Jordan Jersey Champion Chicago Bulls

13 years in Chicago and 6 NBA Championships later, Michael Jordan established himself as one of basketball’s all time greats.

In a time before sleeved jerseys or Christmas alternates, MJ spent most of his career wearing the familiar #23 Chicago Bulls red, white and black uniform. Yes, Jordan did sport #45 during his comeback season from baseball in 1995, however the GOAT will always be remember for making the number 23 famous.

My question today is, which Michael Jordan jersey is your favorite? His home white uniform, the road red uniform or the alternate black uniform that was introduced during the 1995-96 season?

Looking for your favorite vintage Michael Jordan Champion jersey? Click here to shop our current selection! 

Vintage Michael Jordan Jersey Champion Chicago Bulls

 

2016 NBA All Star Game Jerseys Revealed

The jerseys feature a KIA AD where Jerry West used to be!

No sleeves, no problem!

Yesterday, the 2016 NBA All Star Game Uniforms were unveiled for both the Eastern & Western Conference. The pair of blue and red jerseys will be worn on the court in Toronto on February 14th. Made by Adidas, each uniform design draws inspiration and pays homage to the original Toronto Huskies jerseys of 1946.

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2016 Eastern Conference NBA All Star Jersey

2016 Western Conference NBA All Star Jersey

2016 Western Conference NBA All Star Jersey

I’m certainly a fan of the simple design, as well as the the classic inspiration. The back of the uniforms feature Toronto’s skyline and many other unique nods to Canada.

Back of Eastern Conference Jersey

Back of Eastern Conference Jersey

Western Conference Shorts

Western Conference Shorts

Interestingly enough, the uniforms will feature a “KIA” patch advertisement on the front. This is the first time the NBA is “testing out” uniform advertising, and yes the jerseys sold at retail will include the Kia ad on the front.

The jerseys feature a KIA AD where Jerry West used to be!

The jerseys feature a KIA AD where Jerry West used to be!

What are your thoughts on the 2016 NBA All Star Game Uniforms? Also, be sure to check out our selection of vintage NBA jerseys for sale here! 

Rare Vntg Custom Satin Jacket Release Black Friday

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There are few pieces in the vintage sportswear world as sacred as the satin Starter jacket. The jacket was popularized in the 80’s & early 90’s as a stable on the sidelines and in the stands. Other brands like Chalkline and Swingster also got in the business of satin, retailing their own versions of the popular jacket style. During the 80’s & 90’s many fans customized their own satin jackets by embroidering a name or adding a patch to the sleeve.

Rare Vntg Custom Satin Jackets

At Rare Vntg, we wanted to continue the trend of customizing the satin jacket by putting our own spin on the classic garment. Drawing inspiration from the original Boston Celtics 1957 warm up jackets, we added numbers and patches designed to honor some of the most legendary players and moments of sports history. Each jacket tells a story. Each jacket represents a moment in history.

Rare Vntg Los Angeles Lakers Custom Magic johnson satin jacket

The entire collection of 40+ custom jackets will retail between $150-$300. They are set to release Black Friday exclusively on rarevntg.com

Rare Vntg Miami Dolphins Snapback & Custom Starter Jacket

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Rare Vntg Custom Eric Lindros Starter Satin Jacket

Hot Line Bling Vintage Toronto Maple Leafs Drake Jersey

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And I know when that…

You know the rest.

Drake’s single “Hot Line Bling” released this past summer and has been stuck in most of our heads ever since. The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, gaining more popularity after Drake released a music video for the tune in late October. It was only right to pay homage to the Canadian hip hop star with a custom vintage Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey inspired by the song.

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The original Maple Leafs jersey is from the early 90’s and features authentic tackle twill name and numbers sewn on the jersey, a true one-of-a-kind piece for Drake fans!

The jersey is a size XXL (we need to use a bigger jersey to fit all those numbers!) Click here to purchase this jersey 

Choo Jackson “Yesterday” Music Video

Choo Jackson sporting his custom vintage A Bathing Ape Shirt from Rare Vntg

Just a couple months after the release of his sophomore project “Broken Hearts Make Money” Most Dope’s Choo Jackson debuts the video for the lead track “Yesterday”. The video was directed by Bradley Atom & Brennan Peirson. Check out the video below and pick up BHMM if you haven’t done so yet!

Detroit Red Wings Unveil 2016 Stadium Series Uniforms

2016 Detroit Red Wings Stadium Series Jersey

The Detroit Red Wings will hit the ice on February 27, 2016 wearing a uniform many Wings fans couldn’t have dreamed up in their worst nightmare.

Considering the franchise has been around since 1926, most were expecting a classic design, or at least some sort of hybrid; that is certainly not the case. Check out these futuristic uniforms the Red Wings will be sporting on the ice at Coors Field against the Colorado Avalanche in early 2016.

2016 Red Wings New Out Door Game Uniform

It reminds me more of a college uniform than a Red Wings sweater! Thankfully for jersey traditionalists, this uniform will be worn only once this season (and hopefully thats it!)

If you’re a fan of the classic Red Wings, click here to shop our selection of vintage jerseys & collectables from the Motor City’s hockey team. 

Sneaker Con DC Event Recap November 2015

Rare Vntg Sneaker Con DC November 2015

The holiday season is right around the corner; Rare Vntg kicked off the busy season by setting up shop at Sneaker Con Washington DC this past weekend. The event featured hundreds of vendors selling all types of rare sneakers, clothing, art and more! Thousands of sneaker heads began lining up outside the DC Armory as early as 9 AM for their chance to get in the door and experience sneaker heaven.

During our time at the event, we met a ton of great people and had some fantastic conversations about sports, sneakers and of course vintage sportswear! All in all, it was a great day; we want to thank everyone who stopped by our table and all of the customers who made a purchase from us. We’re looking forward to the next event!

Rare Vntg at sneaker Con DC 2015

Saw a great Space Jam tattoo stop by our table!

Saw a great Space Jam tattoo stop by our table!

Rare Vntg Custom vintage starter satin jacket at Sneaker Con

 

2015-16 NBA Christmas Jerseys Leak, And They Actually Look Good!

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NO SLEEVES, NO SLEEVES, NO SLEEVES!

The basketball Gods are on our side; the 2015-16 NBA Christmas day uniforms have leaked 7 months early and they have no sleeves! It’s a sad reality for basketball and jersey fans, however we can all rejoice that this years Christmas day games will be sleeve free.

Shown below are the proposed uniform designs for 26 NBA teams (the NBA hasn’t released its schedule for Christmas Day so many of these uniforms will not see the light of day). You’ll notice the very classy holiday script font across the front along with the use of cream accents instead of white. In my opinion, these uniforms are beautiful. The NBA has finally redeemed itself from 4 years of terrible Christmas Day uniforms. Thanks to Uni-Watch for the images! Take a look below and let us know your favorite uniform design.

and click here to shop our current selection of vintage NBA jerseys 

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Rare Vntg is Vending at Love On The Streets Philadelphia 5/9

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We are happy to announce: Rare Vntg will be a part of the first annual Love On The Streets festival in Philadelphia!

The event is scheduled for Saturday May, 9th at Paine’s Skatepark (right by the Art Museum) from 12-8PM. ADMISSION IS FREE! This fun-filled event will feature live skate demonstrations, vending, food, musical performances, a circus and more! If you’re in the Tri-State area, this is something you don’t want to miss.

Per usual, Rare Vntg will be vending a large selection of premium vintage sportswear clothing, headwear, collectables and more. Come check out what we have to offer at the first annual Love On The Streets festival!

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#MJmondays Item of The Week: Vintage Birmingham Barons T Shirt

vintage 1994 birmingham barons michael jordan t shirt

Got a case of the Mondays? We do at Rare VNTG; a case of the MJ Mondays to be exact!

This week, we’ll begin showcasing our “MJ Mondays item of the week” in honor of sports icon Michael Jordan. Our first MJ Mondays item of the week is: A vintage 1994 Birmingham Barons T shirt featuring Jordan’s famous number 45 on the back. 

The t shirt is made by Hanes. A brand new original piece from Michael Jordan’s stint in minor league baseball. It features high quality metallic silver screen-printed graphics on the front and back. The classic t shirt graphic is also stamped 1994!

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A true one-of-a-kind piece and must have for collectors of Michael Jordan memorabilia or Air Jordan Sneakers. I guarantee you won’t find another one like it!

Click here to see the rest of our vintage Michael Jordan items. 

 

Catch Rare VNTG At Sneaker Con DC 4/18!

Sneaker Con DC Rare VNTG jerseys

After an extremely successful experience at Sneaker Con New York in December, Rare VNTG returns to “the premier sneaker event” in our nations capital.

We take our name quite literally, as we’ll be bringing out rare vintage pieces found nowhere else in the world! Stop by our table on Saturday April 18th and check out the selection. The event takes place at the Washington DC Armory 2001 E Capital Street SE from 12-7 PM. Tickets are available through Sneaker Con and at the door.

We look forward to seeing everyone, stop by and say hello to the Rare VNTG crew!

Check out our setup from Sneaker Con NYC 2014 below:

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2015 March Madness Vintage Collegiate Snapback Sale!

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It’s March, and that can only mean two things: College Basketball and uh more College Basketball duh! To celebrate basketball’s biggest month, we’re officially announcing the start of our 2015 March Madness Vintage Collegiate Snapback Sale.

From now until the end of the tournament, a majority of our vintage college snapback hats have been marked down from $50 to just $30. Thats right just $30!! Take advantage of the sale ASAP as quantities are limited and it is first come first served.

Click here to see our current stock of vintage collegiate snapback hats. 

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Take Advantage of Rare VNTG Winter Jacket Sale 2015!

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Sick of the cold? So are we. To help warm you up, Rare VNTG is having our first annual Winter Jacket Sale! That’s right, you can own some classic vintage jackets from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s at only a fraction of our retail price. Some styles have even been reduced to 50% OFF!! If you’re looking for a jacket that not only keeps you warm but will also turn some heads, Rare VNTG is the place for you!

Click here to see our selection of vintage jackets. Act fast this sale only lasts one week until March 16th!

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Check Out THA RIVA’s New Music Video “Bread Winner”

Tha Riva Bread Winner Music Video

“Philadelphia Born and Raised” A classic line from Will Smith’s TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Philly rapper Nile Overton aka THA RIVA keeps things flowing in his latest music video for his single “Bread Winner”. Nile, a multi-talented artist, co-direceted the Brennan Peirson produced video that features several pieces from Rare VNTG.

Currently a college student living in Pittsburgh, THA RIVA has been working hard crafting his skills and putting together some quality hip hop music. At only 21, were excited to hear what Nile’s cooking up for 2015! Check out the video below and share it with your friends!

Bread Winner by THA RIVA

Tha Riva Bread Winner Music Video