I know. I bought an authentic on eBay recently - at least I'm 95% sure it's a legit authentic because I've dealt with the seller before and the seller claims the jersey was purchased at Modell's. It's white with loose sleeves. But the logo has no background and the fabric is nylon, not spandex. The numbers, though, are exactly the same height as the gamers - and yet the width is even WIDER than the gamers, which is just weird.Originally Posted by SKINchiefer
Some of the info I put down re authentics and fakes in post #1 is incorrect, I think. I am researching this further, which is why I haven't edited much lately. I want to go to a stadium store and figure out what is going on with the authentics. There are so many variations of authentic, and they seem to vary like the wind when it comes to many of the details, like what the fabric is, or how the logo is embroidered. I don't think reebok is doing it on purpose, they seem to keep trying to copy a game jersey, and they get closer and closer, but there's always some glaring difference. After all, Reebok doesn't manufacture gamers, and I'm sure there are some proprietary issues regarding copying jerseys. So we have all these so-called authentics with a half-dozen differences in the different versions which doesn't make any sense at all. How is a buyer supposed to know what is fake and what is "authentic" when there are so many different versions of authentic, and they're all made of different fabrics using different sewing techniques?
Anyway, I now believe the white and burgundy authentics with loose sleeves are nylon. I believe all the other ones (burgundy with tight sleeves, and misc anniversary versions) are spandex. But I need to go to a Redskins store and confirm it.
May I ask what country or countries were your authentics made?