Rare Vntg x Suplex Philadelphia 2017 NFL Draft Weekend Pop Up Shop

Rare Vntg x suplex philadelphia 2017 NFL Draft weekend pop up shop

It’s 2017 NFL Draft Week here in Philly & we’re bringing out plenty of vintage NFL gear to celebrate!

Rare Vntg will be popping up 12-8PM daily (4/26 through 4/29) at Philadelphia Premier Sneaker Boutique Suplex! Philadelphia’s premier draft destination for vintage 80’s & 90’s NFL jerseys, Starter jackets, crew necks, t shirts, headwear and more!

Stop by 624 South Street for all your vintage NFL needs.

 

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Catch Rare Vntg Vending At Love On The Streets Festival Philly 7/9!

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After a fun and successful event last year, Rare Vntg will be back at the second annual Love On The Streets Festival in Philadelphia! This year, we’ll be vending our selection of premium vintage sportswear alongside 50+ other local businesses.

Love On The Streets takes place Saturday July 9th from 12PM-10PM at Paine’s Park, located on the Schuylkill River Trail south of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In addition to the vendors, the event will include skateboard competitions (with a $2,000 cash prize) musical performances, food trucks, a beer garden and more! Here’s an excerpt from the festival page:

In its second year as Philadelphia’s premier skateboard and urban culture festival, Love On The Streets (LOTS Fest) aims to reimagine skateboarding in the city through art and culture. The festival will transform Paine’s Park on July 9th, 2016 into a destination where communities collaborate and celebrate. Through face-to-face interactions with skateboarders, musicians, street and circus performers, visual artists, and local business, LOTS Fest encourages friends, families, and neighbors to spread knowledge and awareness about the importance of preserving urban culture in Philadelphia. The money raised for this year’s event will benefit FPSF efforts to rebuild and diversify city spaces and experiences that foster the love of skateboarding and urban creativity.

We look forward to seeing everyone we met last year and hope to meet plenty of new customers too, stop by and say hello!

Rare Vntg Vending at love on the streets festival philly

We had a blast vending last year, come out and say hello on 7/9!

 Love On The Streets Facebook Info Page

 

 

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.

2016 Eastern Conference NBA All Star Jersey Toronto

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! 

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. 

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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Catch Rare VNTG At The Philadelphia Fanatics Authentics Sports Spectacular October 17-19

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Calling all sports fans in the Philadelphia area! Rare VNTG is happy to announce we’ll be vending at the Philadelphia Fanatics Authentics Sports Spectacular this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 17-19.

The event takes place at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks located at 100 Station Avenue, Oaks PA 19456. We’ll be vending all three days of the Sports memorabilia and autograph show! THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC. It takes place from 4:30pm-9:00pm on Friday, 9:30am-5:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday.

This is a great opportunity to come check out Rare VNTG as well as several famous athletes who will be on hand taking pictures and signing autographs. Several pro stars such as Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Nick Foles, and Pete Rose (to name a few!) will all be at the event! Check out the Fanatics Authentics Show website for more information.

We'll be bringing out plenty of throwback jerseys for the event

We’ll be bringing out plenty of throwback jerseys for the event

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Washington Capitals Unveil 2015 Winter Classic Jerseys

Washington Capitals 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic uniforms

On January 1, 2015 the Washington Capitals will face off against the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park.  This yearly outdoor tradition will be the seventh installment of the NHL Winter Classic.

Today, the Washington Capitals officially unveiled their uniforms for the 2015 Bridgestone Winter Classic. Many believed the team would bring out their original red uniform, however the Caps surprised us and released a completely new design. Inspired by the tradition of hockey in DC, the uniform features a retro inspired look. Check out the photos from the unveiling below:

Washington Capitals 2015 Winter Classic Jersey

Back of the Washington Capitals 2015 Winter Classic hockey jersey

Washington Capitals 2015 NHL Winter Classic Red Jersey Uniform

Check out the uniforms and let us know what you think, tweet @rarevntg with your opinions.

The Buzz Is Back! Charlotte Hornets Unveil New Uniforms for 2014-15

Charlotte Hornets New NBA Uniforms 2014-2015

The Charlotte Bobcats experiment is finally over! It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since the Cats played their first NBA match in Charlotte. Many fans are happy to see Michael Jordan’s team bring back the franchises original name, The Hornets.

The Hornets originally entered the league in 1988, donning aqua and purple. Those same colors that made the franchise famous will return to the hardwood in 2014-2015. Charlotte’s uniforms feature a modern update mixed with the original flavor. Take a peek at the new uniforms below and let us know what you think about them!

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If you’re looking for some vintage Charlotte Hornets gear, click here to see our current inventory! 

Nets Unveil Brooklyn Dodgers Inspired Uniforms

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A few months back, I reported news of additonal sleeved alternate NBA jerseys set to be released this season.  A rumor of a Brooklyn Dodgers inspired Nets uniform was mentioned in the article. Well the rumor has come true! Check out the uniforms the Brooklyn Nets will sport on March 21st versus the Boston Celtics. The Nets will also wear the Dodgers uni’s during four more “Brooklyn Blue” nights this season.

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As always, if you’re not down with the sleeves, check out our current selection of vintage throwback NBA basketball jerseys! 

2014 NBA All-Star Jerseys Leak

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Apparently Adidas didn’t get the memo reguarding everyones negative feelings about the sleeved Christmas day jerseys. The fun doesn’t stop there! Check out the 2014 NBA All Star Game uniforms for the Eastern and Western Conference. You’ll quickly notice they take inspiration from the host city New Orleans. Jersey fans like myself wish the NBA would stick to classic designs and move away from the sleeved jersey concept.

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2014 Eastern Conference NBA All Star Jersey

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2014 Western Conference NBA All Star Jersey

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Check out our current selection of vintage NBA merchandise! 

Miami Heat & Brooklyn Nets to Wear Nicknamed Jerseys 1/10

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At least they’re not sleeved jerseys! The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets will be sporting their respective nicknames on the back of their uniforms on January 10th. This is the first time we’ve seen nicknames in the NBA since the 70’s when Pistol Pete Maravich and Walter “Bells” Bellamy wore them for the Atlanta Hawks.

Check out the uniforms for the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets below. As you can see Lebron James and Deron Williams went for something simple, while Ray Allen chose to resurrect his character Jesus Shuttlesworth from Spike Lee’s “Het Got Game”.

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Let us know what you think! Also check out our current selection of NBA jerseys and toys! 

Rangers and Blackhawks Unveil Stadium Series Uniforms

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With the NHL Stadium Series right around the corner, the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks recently took the liberty of unveiling their uniforms for the game. Both follow the “Chrome” theme set forth by the NHL and also take inspiration from both club’s previous jerseys. The Rangers borrowed the color scheme from their famous Lady Liberty jerseys while the Blackhawks resurrected their black alternate jerseys from the mid 90’s (with a little chrome splash of course!) Take a look at both teams uniforms and let us know what you think.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Release Stadium Series Jerseys

2014 Pittsburgh Penguins Stadium Series jersey

With the 2014 NHL Stadium Series about a month away, the Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled their uniforms for the outdoor game last Friday. The “Chrome” jerseys follow the template previously seen on the New York Islanders and Los Angeles Stadium Series uniforms. Although they are futuristic and clean, I still would prefer if teams wore throwback jerseys for the Stadium Series! Let us know what you think about the uniforms!

2014 Pittsburgh penguins stadium series outdoor jerseys

back of pittsburgh penguins stadium series uniforms