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Your first Jersey?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, May 29, 2021.

  1. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    Jerome Baker living the dream!

    As for me, I have a few NBA jerseys but I've never owned a Dolphins (or other NFL) Jersey.

    I think there are two reasons for that. 1 - I'm not keen on the baggy fit. 2 - The massive player turnover makes it hard to know who to pick. Here's to hoping we get some franchise players who spend their careers in Miami!

    I'm more likely to get other Dolphins gear like t-shirts, sweats, hoodies, caps etc. instead of a jersey.
     
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  2. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    I got a 1984 throwback Marino jersey for my 30th birthday years ago. But I was a lot heavier then, so it's an XL and is too big for me to wear now, lol.

    My other ones are a white Chad Henne jersey from a few years later thar I now call my Jason Sanders jersey, and a 2012 Ryan Tannehill that I found on clearance for $12 after they changed the unis in 2013. It's the one I wear the most.

    I actually like the baggy feel as long as they aren't huge. Most of the time, jersey or not, I wear a tight exercise shirt as my base layer and a hoodie or larger shirt over it, so it's pretty normal for me.
     
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  3. RevRick

    RevRick Long Haired Leaping Gnome Club Member

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    Still have my Csonka 1968 Jersey from a few decades (well, not a few!) back. Still have it and on Game Day (If I can get a game up here!) I do wear it. Right now, as retired, I am stuck between the Jaguars, Falcons, and Seminoles for football.
     
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  4. vmarcilfan75

    vmarcilfan75 blah...blah...blah... Club Member

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    my elementary years around 1980-1988 #81 and #85 Miami aqua practice jerseys from My Dads Uncle who lived in Miami.
    if i recall they didn't have the logos or players name on them.
     
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  5. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    I didn't get an NFL jersey until I was an adult and bought one myself. I don't remember if it was an orange Zach Thomas jersey or the aqua Jason Taylor jersey.
     
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  6. JJ_79

    JJ_79 Well-Known Member

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    As a little kid I had a Marino jersey which was a gift the first jersey I picked myself was Karim Abdul-Jabbar one when I was like 13 or something.
     
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  7. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    I was the same. I had a lot of Tshirts and jackets up to that point. One of my oldest possessions is a Dolphins windbreaker from the late 80s. My relative had the foresight to get it a bit big so that I could grow into it, and I still wear it sometimes.
     
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  8. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    My first jersey was a Florida Panthers practice jersey my best friend bought me decades ago. The first one I bought myself was the knockoff Tannehill Tennessee jersey from China a few years ago, then I bought like ten more in rapid succession once I realized the quality is solid. So now I have Marino, Wake, JT, etc. plus several Heat jerseys as well.

    My plan was to buy all the current QB's plus HOF QB's I like to frame and put up in my game room. No idea if I'll ever do it, but it seemed like a great idea at the time. The last ones I bought before the pandemic (and shipping from China coming to a halt) were Burrow, Lamar Jackson and Herbert, just because they were like $15 ea.
     
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  9. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    I'm almost certainly going to wait until the team changes uniforms again before I buy another. And then we'll see if we have any players that I like enough that I feel it's worth it.
     
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  10. firedan

    firedan Well-Known Member

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    1972 I got a Number 39 Larry Csonka jersey.
     
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  11. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    That's cool. I wasn't even sure if they sold real jerseys to fans back then. I know that in the mid 80s when I was a kid, a lot of people wore these thick T-shirts that had numbers on the chest and back and the logo on the sleeve. I always wanted the Dolphins set that would be in the Sears or JC Penny holiday catalogue.
     
  12. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    My first football jersey was a Jake Plummer jersey....Cardinals....Then I had a Ricky Williams jersey while he was with the Saints. My first Dolphins jersey was a Cameron Wake one. I also have a Marino throwback, but honestly...I never ever ever wear them and I hate that I don't. My "style" just can't pull them off. I'm way too grungy looking to wear one. I'd have to get the proper haircut and all that. I will rock them if I go to a game and if we ever make the playoffs again, I will be sitting couchside with one on. Who knows, maybe i'll become the old dude who wears his Dolphins jersey every Sunday, but I simply can't pull it off anymore. I'm almost 40 now and feel stupid wearing them. Both the Wake and Marino jersey are a bit baggy on me. That's the other reason. I just can't do baggy anymore and I come from that era of embarrassing JNCO jeans. I have a Tannehill T Shirt that is now amongst my work attire. I dress pretty casual for work which is cool.
     
  13. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    Dude, I'm 43 and I wear my jerseys every week for games, whether I'm at home on the couch or out at the sports bar. And if I ever get to go to a game in person again, you can bet I'll be wearing it then too.
     
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  14. Kud_II

    Kud_II Kissed by an Angel touched by the Devil Club Member

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    Dan.. Before I was even really into football (started really liking it around 11) but my father had me in a Marino jersey before I even cared about the game.

    Don't really wear jerseys myself these days. I like T-shirts, or maybe a Polo. Jersey just not my thing. My girl still wears my old ZT jersey tho.
     
  15. Kud_II

    Kud_II Kissed by an Angel touched by the Devil Club Member

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    Ok that's one I would wear. But can't afford to spend the dough on a nice authentic one.
     
  16. Striking

    Striking Junior Member

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    Chambers or Zach Thomas,, I forget.

    Still want to buy my custom 72 with the name Perfection sown on...one day I'll do it.
     
  17. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    My brother did that while he lived with me (he's also 43) and he'd actually switch jerseys from the 1PM game to the 4PM game so he could root on someone else. I always thought it was kind of strange/funny, but to each his own! After a year or so, I used to bet with myself in my head who we'd be wearing when his favorite team wasn't playing.
     
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  18. Hooligan

    Hooligan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Right now on Ebay there's a signed Ricky Williams Dolphin jersey. I googled the signature and it's looks legit. I have no idea how much something like that goes for.
     
  19. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    I've never understood the fascination with buying autographed stuff. I've never sought out an autograph, but I can understand why someone would ask a player to sign something if they ran into them in person. That way, whatever it is becomes a momento of that meeting. But paying a lot more than something is otherwise worth because it has a scribble on it? :confused2:
     
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  20. KeyFin

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    All I can tell you is that there's massive demand- the kid I went with back in the late 80's/early 90's paid me $30 a signature for most people and we'd get everyone that visited South Florida. No idea how he got his intel since this was before social media, but we'd be in the right place at the right time to run into Jordan, Madonna, Prince and so many sports stars...I wish I could remember more of those stories. But we'd go visit Marino every week, get 3-6 signatures between us and the seller always needed more to sell to local baseball card shops.

    Surprisingly, I have zero signatures...I never kept anything because I didn't see the point. But there's obviously demand.
     
  21. Hooligan

    Hooligan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Not everybody has a man cave but, somebody who does would love a signed jersey. The one on ebay is still only 52.00 which is in line with what the NFL wants for one of the "licensed" rip-offs with no sig. According to the Pawnstars a game worn jersey would fetch a whole lot more.
     
  22. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    Once I finish mine (covid has put a cramp in that with my dad not being able to travel to help me), I've thought of framing my Marino one as a decoration.
     
  23. thetylernator

    thetylernator You're as cold as ice, Officer Friendly.

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    Terrell Owens. Seeing as my father grew up in Syracuse, he was a big McNabb fan and followed his career through Philly. He took me to my first NFL game in Kansas City and bought me a jersey at a local gift shop to wear to the game (I remember wanting a Brian Westbrook jersey more than anything, but they didn't have one so I settled for TO).

    Eagles had a nice comeback victory. I got my first Dolphins jersey for Christmas the same year -- Ronnie Brown.
     
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  24. firedan

    firedan Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if was "real" but It had the NFL shield logo and it was 1972.
     
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    byroan Giggity Staff Member Administrator Luxury Box

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    Check out pristineauction.com Guaranteed legit.
     
  26. Mafioso

    Mafioso Air Force's #1 Phin Fan

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    My first Jersey ever was in 2008 when i was deployed to Iraq. I bought a Ronnie Brown 23 jersey and had it shipped to me. I hung it on the wall next to my workbench and would wear my dolphins scrubs over my uniform in the hospital. That year the Miami dolphins cheerleaders came to Iraq on a USO tour and visited our hospital. My leadership let me wear my jersey over my camo uniform that day when they visited and let me walk around with the tour. Great memory from my first jersey!
     
  27. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    My first and only jersey was a classic #13.

    Not in to buying jerseys but I'll always gladly sport Marino.
     
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  28. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    Green Marino jersey in '87.

    Next was an Orange Zach Thomas in '98.

    Still have 'em, along with a bunch since. Will die with 'em, at which point they'll go to my son.
     
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  29. Phin McCool

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    I had a cheapo Wilson Marino #13 in the mid 1990's but my first proper jersey was a Surtain #23 home jersey from around 2004, just before he got traded to the Chiefs. It's a genuine 'as worn by the players' type shirt, with proper hardcore stitched numbers and nameplate and is heavier than most of my winter coats! I bought it off Ebay from a seller in the states for about £22 and a few £'s p&p and I didn't realise just how magnificent it was until I received it. That was back in the day when you could buy loads of things from the US for a more than reasonable p&p cost, unlike today where the postage costs and customs charges add up to twice as much as the purchase. The shirt has always lived in luxury, hung up in the wardrobe and is wheeled out for the Dolphins London games. It's just too big for your average day wear to the supermarket and stuff but it will get another outing in October.
     
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  30. DolphinGreg

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    Don't laugh, but...

    ...it was a real nice Davone Bess jersey and yes, I still have it. It's not a real Bess jersey, mind you, but it was of the higher-end stitched variety. I think they called them "Authentic" back then.

    My only defense was that I got it on Ebay for like $100. Someone paid $300 for that when it was brand new. :O

    Here's one:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/133711390347?hash=item1f21d1e68b:g:IcUAAOSwey5gLuZa
     
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  31. FishOutOfWater

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    Think my dad bought me a Dan Marino aqua jersey when I was a kid (might’ve been Marino’s last year or two in the league when I got it), then I got a Ricky Williams aqua jersey, then a Trent Green Orange jersey. As an adult, I’ve purchased an aqua Jay Cutler jersey and my parents got me a throw Tua jersey this past Christmas.
     
  32. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    First was for my all time favorite player #54 Thomas, white.
    My favorite jerseys are the custom ones I've got with my kids names and birthdays. All aqua for those
    I've lso got a white JT, 3 Rickys orange and aqua Dolphins and a Navy Montreal. a throwback Marino and a 90's Marino both Aqua, Cam Wake BC lions, An authentic stitched Ronnie Brown Aqua, An Outkast #3, an Orange#8 used to be a Culpepper but I peeled his name off, I've got an old Players jersey that just has the old logo blown up on the front,
    And the pride of my collection a Mitchell and Ness Csonka jersey that only comes out for special occasions.
    I wear all of them, Shehack fans have a big"blue Friday" thing they all wear their colors so I have to rep then. But I'm a big fat *** and They are comfy so I wear them lots. Don't give a FLIP how I look or anybody else thinks I look.
    They are a great conversation starter, I get to talk to all kinds of football fans at the grocery store, bank, whatever. Had a guy just walk up to me out of the blue when the HOF vote this year came out to say it was a damn shame Zach didn't get in this year cuz I was wearing his jersey a week after the vote. And I live about as far from Miami as you can get and be in the mainland US.
    Fly the colors boys, who gives a flip if anyone else doesn't like how you look. Chic's dig the Phins and their colors, been getting me laid for years. Well til I got married anyway.
     

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