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Will The Real ProStockNation Please Stand Up?

Posted in ProStockNation.com Announcements with tags , on May 24, 2012 by prostocknation

Hi everyone, we have been getting several emails from readers asking us if we sell equipment and the answer is no.

Other than eBay, there are various hockey equipment forums and websites where you can find the gear you’re looking for.  Searching for pro stock equipment is half the fun of this hobby.

It was also brought to our attention there is a seller on eBay using the name “prostocknation”.  This is NOT us.  We are the originator of this name.  Nobody else has ever used ProStockNation before us.  We were founded in 2010 in Vancouver, BC.  This individual signed up for eBay in May 2011 from Kenmore, NY, USA.  We do not sell on eBay and currently have no intentions to do so.

We are not affiliated with this user in any way, shape or form other than the fact they have copied our name.

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– M

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Winnipeg Jets Jerseys… Possibly?

Posted in Jerseys, Leaks with tags , , , on August 2, 2011 by prostocknation

While the Winnipeg Jets will not officially introduce their new uniforms until closer towards the season, stock photos of jerseys with the new Jets logo have already started to surface on eBay.

We will still have to wait until they officially announce the jerseys to see if this is indeed the design they are going with.  I am a bit skeptical about these auctions because the seller is relatively new, they are using stock images and the Reebok tag is blacked out.

However the jerseys are still in line with what Chairman, Mark Chipman, described with the secondary “Wings” logo on the shoulders and the only red on the jersey being on the crest.

 

We think they look good.  Hope to see an updated version of the 1996 Jets jersey brought back as an Alternate in the 2012-2013 season.

Source: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Winnipeg-Jets-Jerseys-BLANK-Blue-Jersey-/140587038548?pt=U_Hockey_Fan_Shop&hash=item20bba3f754

 

 

– M

FIGHT THE FAKE: Canucks 40th Anniversary Jerseys

Posted in Counterfeit Jerseys with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2011 by prostocknation

Despite being a self proclaimed “Glove whore,” I am a jersey aficionado of more than 10 years and also having worked in a couple of jersey stores myself.  With a recent spike in counterfeit jerseys during the holiday shopping season and the Canucks starting their “Fight The Fake” initiative it sparked me to write a post on what to look out for if you’re planning to buy a 40th Anniversary Canucks jersey. You don’t want to get suckered into buying a fake do you?  Being familiar with what you’re buying is the best way to avoid counterfeit jerseys.  Knowledge is your best weapon against fakes.  Read on.

Above: Some photos we found after 5 minutes of searching on Craigslist offering 40th jerseys for sale.

First off let’s go over the three different types of Reebok jerseys available: (If you haven’t read our post on Edge 1.0 vs 2.0 it may help you better understand the materials used.)

Glossary:

Premier: Also known as “Replica” jerseys these are the fan’s equivalent of the ones the players wear on the ice. They are made overseas with a 100% polyester two-way stretch pique fabric. All the front crests will be glued onto the jersey, there are slits on both sides of the jersey and there is a Reebok vector logo on the left sleeve. The Men’s Premier jerseys come in Small to XX-Large (up to XXXX-Large in some cases.)

Retail Authentic: These are all made in Canada with Reebok’s X-trafil four-way stretch water repellent fabric (“Edge 1.0”) Everything, and I do mean everything on this jersey is stitched, it has a fight strap, and overall is a much heavier jersey than their Premier counterparts. The only sizes made for retail are 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58.) Please note Reebok DOES NOT make a size 48. If you see a size 48 it is 100% fake.

Game Issued/Game Worn: They are as they sound. Game Issued jerseys are done up for a player who may play for the team but never got around to and Game Worn jerseys are well, worn by the players in a game. There is an option for Edge 1.0 (X-trafil) or Edge 2.0 (Air Knit.) The smallest size we’ve ever seen was a 54 with the largest being 60.  These do not have the black Reebok tag inside the jersey above the size tag like the Retail Authentics.

Your 40th Jersey will either have the 40th Anniversary patch or it won’t. Many reputable sporting goods stores or specialty jersey shops will carry the 40th Jerseys without the patch but only the official Vancouver Canucks Team Store will sell it with such patch. All the counterfeits we have seen of this jersey include the patch so that’s what I’ll focus on.  Also keep in mind these only come in white.  If you see a blue jersey with the 40th patch it’s safe to say it’s fake.

THERE ARE NO RETAIL AUTHENTIC JERSEYS WITH THE 40TH PATCH. I REPEAT, THERE ARE NO RETAIL AUTHENTIC JERSEYS WITH THE 40TH PATCH!  Retail Authentics (made of Edge 1.0) do exist but they will not have the 40th Anniversary patch.

Since the patch is exclusive to the Canucks Team Store, they only sell the Premier jerseys, NO AUTHENTICS! If you are buying a 40th Anniversary jersey with a patch and fight strap it is most likely fake! Why do I say “most likely” and not “for sure”?

The only legitimate 40th Anniversary jerseys with the fight strap and patch are Game Issued/Game Worn jerseys. The 40th Jersey only came in Edge 2.0 so if yours isn’t Air Knit it’s fake. If you wanted one the only way to obtain one is to be one of the 24 lucky fans on December 18, 2010 when Vancouver played Toronto and won one off a player’s back OR buy a game worn directly from the Vancouver Canucks’ Director of Retail Operations. If you got one with a fight strap and 40th patch by any other means then I can assure you it is a fake.

Are you unsure about the authenticity of your jersey? Take some pictures and drop us a line and we can help you out. Stay away from buying your jerseys on eBay, Craigslist or anywhere online unless you absolutely know what you are doing.

What do you do if you happen to buy a fake?  In previous years the Montreal Canadiens offered a program where consumers can trade in their counterfeit jerseys for a discount on a legitimate jersey.  The Vancouver Canucks should be following suit soon.

Also check out the Canucks’ Fight The Fake page: http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=66864

– M