If you want to show your support for your favorite team or player, one of the best ways to do so is by buying a hockey jersey. No matter who your favorite is, you can find a jersey to wear on game days or frame and hang it on your wall.
I myself own several hockey jerseys and have gotten them from a variety of different places. Unfortunately, not all stores and sources provide the same quality and affordability when it comes to what they have to offer.
Thankfully, there are a couple of places to easily and quickly get high-quality jerseys to show your support. This guide is going to take you through a few of them and help you make the right decision.
1. NHL Shop
If you are looking for NHL jerseys, it makes sense to start with NHL Shop. It is the official merchandise store for the league and is a partnership with Fanatics, one of the largest licensed sports merchandise retailers on the planet.
They offer official jerseys for every team and nearly every player you could even imagine. They are professionally made and look great. Also, you can get many other types of gear on the site, such as hats, t-shirts, and all different kinds of collectibles for your home or office.
They can even do custom jerseys for those who want to get their own last name and/or number on the back of the jersey. Whether you want a current jersey, a retro or throwback jersey, or even a special one like a Winter Classic jersey, NHL Shop has got you covered.
Like NHL Shop, Purehockey is a great place to find jerseys for all of the major teams and many of the most popular players. They also sell blank ones, so you can add your own name and number later.
This could be your own name and favorite number or even turn the jersey into one featuring your favorite player, past or present.
What Purehockey has going for it above many other places is that they sell practice jerseys and other jerseys that can be used for beer league teams and children’s teams. They are very affordable and great for teams, or for those who want to create their own jersey and logo.
3. eBay or Other Online Marketplaces
Sometimes, the best way to find quality jerseys for the right price is by buying used ones. Plenty of people will sell jerseys in good condition for a fraction of the price they would go for if they were brand new.
eBay is a solid resource to check out, as there are always a variety of jerseys up for sale or bid. Your city may also have specific online classifieds like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace that could yield good results for a cheap price.
In addition to standard new or used jerseys, these places often have a variety of products that have been signed or game-used. These are great for collectors who want to wow everyone who enters their home.
Of course, always make sure a seller is legitimate and the jersey they are selling is quality and not a cheap knockoff. You want to ensure the jersey isn’t only stitched, but stitched well.
4. Local Sports or Memorabilia Stores
No matter where you live, there is likely a local sports store that often carries jerseys. This might be a sporting goods store that has a couple, or a place dedicated to jerseys and jerseys alone.
While the store might not have as large a selection as an online store, they are often more convenient and simple for people as they can simply pick up the jersey and not worry about shipping delays or costs.
In most cases, they will have more jerseys available of the teams surrounding your local area, but many will stock all different types of jerseys from around the NHL. These are also great places to pick up other hockey-related memorabilia.
5. Reddit and Other Social Media
Social media has become a great place for people to communicate, entertain themselves, and yes, buy and sell hockey jerseys. At any given point there are thousands of hockey fans on places like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Instagram looking to sell their jerseys.
For example, r/hockeyjerseys is a great and large community with many people constantly posting jerseys for you to browse through and buy. Many have new jerseys for sale, while plenty sell their older or retro jerseys.
Of course, before ever sending any money to someone for a jersey, make sure the seller is legitimate and will send you the jersey. Come up with an agreement or arrangement that makes both of you happy and confident about the deal.
Any of these retailers and sources are great options to get hockey jerseys to frame, wear to a party, or bring with you to a game. Are there any other places that you like to get hockey jerseys that I haven’t mentioned? If so, don’t hesitate to let me know!About Kale