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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New Orleans Pelicans Leak 2014-15 Red Alternate Uniforms

New Orleans Pelicans 2014-15 Red Alternate NBA Jersey

2014-15 marks the second season of play for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Anthony Davis and the rest of the former Hornets will be sporting a new look several games this season. The Pelicans were scheduled to unveil their alternate uniforms this afternoon, however the NBA store jumped the gun and posted their new red alternate jerseys for sale a few hours early.

New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis Red alternate jersey

You’ll notice these jerseys are very similar to the Pelicans home and road uniforms, the only changes being the color and “Pelicans” across the front. The NBA logo aka Jerry West has also been moved to the back of the jersey, a change every team will be making this season. Let us know what you think about the Pelicans new Alternate uniforms, tweet @rarevntg with your opinions!


Rare VNTG Free Vintage Sports Card Giveaway!

Rare VNTG free vintage sports card giveaway

Since we love our customers so much, starting today every order placed on will receive a pack of unopened vintage 1990-1991 NBA or NFL trading cards! Thats right just place an order, and we’ll throw in some vintage sports cards for your enjoyment! The promotion will continue while supplies last. Good luck and thanks for your continued support of Rare VNTG!

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Never Forget; History of the NBA’s 9/11 Unity Patch

2001 9/11 NBA Unity jersey patch

After tragedy struck on September 11th 2001, everything in our country, including the world of sports were at a stand-still. Games were cancelled throughout collegiate and professional leagues; candlelight vigils were held in their place. As a way to pay homage to the victims and their families, the MLB added American Flags to the caps and jerseys of every team. NFL teams placed an American Flag sticker on the back of their helmets. The New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, and Washington Capitals of the NHL wore unique 9/11 tribute patches throughout the entire 2001-2002 season. Almost every collegiate and high school team in America stitched an American Flag patch somewhere on their uniform to show their respect.

Some examples of NBA team jerseys featuring the 9/11 Unity Patch

Some examples of NBA team jerseys featuring the 9/11 Unity Patch

When the NBA opened their season in October 2001, every team donned an American “Unity Patch” on the right side of their uniform. The patch was worn throughout the entire 2001-2002 NBA season. Even in the 2002 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers and New Jersey Nets continued to wear the Unity Patch on their respective uniforms and warm-ups. Besides league anniversaries, this was the only time in Professional Sports history where every team sported the same patch for an entire season.

New In The Shop: Vintage Chicago Bulls Champion Jerseys

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Just as the summer is heating up, Rare VNTG is too. Team RV just dropped a batch of vintage Chicago Bulls Champion NBA jerseys for your enjoyment. Everything from replica to authentic and Rodman to Jordan, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our current selection of vintage Chicago Bulls merchandise. 

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But that’s not all! Rare VNTG added much more inventory to the site today. Check out our latest products before they sell out! 

Say It Ain’t So! More Sleeved NBA Basketball Jerseys Leak

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The year of the sleeved jerseys isn’t coming to an end any time soon. In fact, the list of teams adopting sleeved jerseys just keeps getting longer. Today, thanks to Chris Creamer we have leaked images of 10 new sleeved jerseys. Like em or not, they’re not going away!

2013-2014 NBA Noche Latina Latin Nights sleeved NBA basketball jerseys, heat, lakers, suns, bulls, spurs, knicks

2013-2014 Latin Nights Sleeved NBA Jerseys

The first set of jerseys continue the Latin Nights tradition started by the NBA several years ago. The Bulls, Spurs, Knicks, Heat, Lakers, and Suns will all sport Latin jerseys again this season. The only changes, sleeves and some sort of pattern on the back.

Minnestoa Timberwolves & Brooklyn Nets "Dodgers Tribute" Alternate Jerseys

Minnestoa Timberwolves & Brooklyn Nets “Dodgers Tribute” Alternate Jerseys

The next set of sleeved jerseys appear to be new alternates for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets. The only addition to the T-Wolves jersey are the sleeves. I actually dig the inspiration behind the Nets alternate jersey. Blue and grey tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers, very cool!

2014 Bulls & Celtics St. Patrick's Day sleeved jerseys

2014 Bulls & Celtics St. Patrick’s Day sleeved jerseys

Finally, the NBA has decided to add sleeves to the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls traditional St. Patrick’s day jerseys. Not bad, but I could do without the sleeves!

What do you think about more sleeved jerseys? As always, if you’re looking for traditional vintage NBA jerseys we have a great selection, click here to check them out! 


San Antonio Spurs 2014 Camo Alternate Uniforms Leak

2014 San Antonio Spurs camo alternate uniforms

Whoever designed the San Antonio Spurs new alternate uniforms must have been playing too much Call of Duty. Seriously. Check out these leaked images of the camouflage uniforms the defending Western Conference champs will wear for a few games during the 2013-2014 NBA season. Atleast they went with digi camo over sleeves! Let us know your thoughts about these jerseys.

2014 San Antonio Spurs camo alternate uniforms

Just Added to the Store: Vintage Champion NBA Jerseys

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We’ve been busy gathering up some fresh vintage inventory for our loyal customers. Just in time for the NBA season we just added some more vintage starting lineup toys and NBA jerseys. More specifically, some smaller jerseys for our female and smaller sized customers. Check out the recently added products and of course everything else now for sale on!

And for our fans of the Philadelphia 76ers, we’ve got you covered with plenty of jerseys in all sizes!

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Nate Robinson to Wear #10 for Denver Nuggets in Honor of Lionel Messi

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Its been very common for athletes to wear a specific jersey number in honor of one of their favorite players. For example, Lebron James wore #23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers in honor of Michael jordan.

Usually athletes pick an athlete from their sport to pay homage to,  however; in 2013 newley signed Denver Nuggets Point guard Nate Robinson will sport #10 for a different reason. In honor for Spanish Futbol/Soccer player Lionel Messi!

Apparently the former 3-Time Slam Dunk Contest champion is a huge fan of the Barcelona superstar. Reguardless of his jersey number, we’re all extremely excited to see what Nate can do on the court for the Denver Nuggets this season.

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EA Sports NBA Live Returns For 2014 Season


For the past three season, fans of NBA basketball video games have only had one choice when picking out the latest game. NBA 2K has been the only game in town; the addition of Micheal Jordan and production by Jay Z has boosted sales and popularity.

2014 brings the return of NBA Live franchise with their latest installment NBA Live 2014. The last time EA Sports put out a basketball game Dwight Howard was featured as the cover athlete (as a member of the Orlando Magic!) NBA Live 2014 features Cleveland Cavalivers Point Guard Kyrie Irving on the cover.

Personally, I have always been an NBA Live fan but was forced to shift to NBA 2K the past few years. I am extremely excited to see what EA Sports will do in this years game! Check out the trailer below:

The graphics look AMAZING! Right now it appears NBA Live 2014 will release on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. No word on release details for XBOX 360 or Playstation 3. Stay with Rare Vintage Wear for any updates. We’re as excited as you are to finally play this game!

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Lebron Wins his 2nd Title, Celebrate with the Nike Lebron X Championship Pack!


Last night, Lebron James helped the Miami Heat capture their 2nd straight NBA Championship by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in 7 games. In the process of avenging his loss to the Spurs in the 07 finals, Lebron also captured his second straight finals MVP award.

Nike wasted no time in putting together an extremely limited package of sneakers and hats to honor King James latest achievements. The package will include the pair of Red/Black/Gold Nike X PS Elite sneakers Lebron wore during game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals as well as the Lebron X low (with a glow in the dark sole!) two hats, and a witness t shirt.

The t shirt is available for preorder through NIke’s website right now; we assume the package will release in extremely limited quantities sometime in the future, sell out instantly and resell for $5000+!!

Check out the package and let us know what you think!

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