Q. What is your criteria in assembling this collection ?
A. I collect by teams, styles and manufacturers. The main goal is to obtain a nice example of a favorite
style from each team.
Q. I don't recall most of the players represented in your collection.
A. That's not a question. There is less risk, and better value, in buying the shirt of a "common" player.
I prefer the guy who played for four teams over six seasons. Or six teams in four seasons. No one is going to create
a fake jersey for a running back with 240 career yards.
Conversely, if you think you're buying a game used Sanders, Marino, Elway or Farve jersey, you'd better know what you're
doing, and even then it's often a huge gamble. The temptation for someone to create a Hall of Famer's jersey to sell
for a four-figure profit is an ongoing problem.
Q. What if the player's name has been removed from a jersey ??
Teams often remove the nameplate for reuse, practice, or sale. No problem. But when I can identify, research
and place a player within the team's organization, during the era the jersey was used, that's always a bonus.
Q, Do you have any prejudice against shirts which saw only preseason action?
A. No, as long as they
are identical to those prepared for the team's regular season games.