Originally Posted by Ltlabner
What's the difference between replica jerserys and authentic ones?
Like Doug said, a ton of quality.
I have one authentic jersey and a couple of replicas, and the quality difference really stands out when you compare them side-by-side. If you're really trying to contemplate the difference between buying an authentic and buying a replica, my suggestion is to find a place that carries them both and compare them side-by-side.
Of course, also take into consideration if you're planning on wearing any jersey you buy. It feels great to wear an authentic jersey, but use and the good ole washing machine will tear it up quite a bit. If I want to try to get a jersey signed and framed, I'll go the authentic route. If I plan on wearing it to games repeatedly, I'll just take the replica.