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A "jersey collecting is an illness" thread.

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

Yup that's why we should still be wearing home whites and our dark jerseys on the road. 

I don't have an opinion on which colors are worn home vs away, but I like the dark jerseys a lot more than the whites. White's kinda boring, IMO.

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I decided I didn't want any more Edge jerseys. They went on sale, so I only bought 5. 

I decided I didn't want any more practice jerseys. So I only bought 5 of those too. In one day. 

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

I decided I didn't want any more Edge jerseys. They went on sale, so I only bought 5. 

I decided I didn't want any more practice jerseys. So I only bought 5 of those too. In one day. 

And as if that wasn't screwed up enough, you listened to a Rangers fan too.  

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13 minutes ago, thebiggoalie said:

And as if that wasn't screwed up enough, you listened to a Rangers fan too.  

#Enabler

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6 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

I decided I didn't want any more Edge jerseys. They went on sale, so I only bought 5. 

I decided I didn't want any more practice jerseys. So I only bought 5 of those too. In one day. 

Where did you buy?

#enabler (pretty sure this could become a thing, though probably already appropriated by others).

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Edges were from a forum member and from MeiGray. Practice jerseys from a forum member and eBay. 

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

Edges were from a forum member and from MeiGray. Practice jerseys from a forum member and eBay. 

Ahhh, I don't see any Edge 2.0 left on IJ so was wondering. I haven't checked all teams. Have my eye on something at MeiGray but not sure if it will still be there when I get to it. That's life though. 

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18 minutes ago, SoNowWhat? said:

Ahhh, I don't see any Edge 2.0 left on IJ so was wondering. I haven't checked all teams. Have my eye on something at MeiGray but not sure if it will still be there when I get to it. That's life though. 

Mine were bought through eBay, it was a better price that way. Make sure you check there too. 

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26 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Mine were bought through eBay, it was a better price that way. Make sure you check there too. 

Excellent, thank you.

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On 8/17/2017 at 9:26 PM, jsh139 said:

I don't have an opinion on which colors are worn home vs away, but I like the dark jerseys a lot more than the whites. White's kinda boring, IMO.

I thought that too, and probably how most align. 

My original direction for collecting was dark jerseys only, Then after I had most covered I started buying the whites.  

Guessing the popular opinion is the dark or color jerseys, it is my belief that the whites are harder to find.
And I have come to find many of the white ones are more beautiful than I originally thought.  

You too will get bitten one day 

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Me, compulsively checking Facebook to see if I can find a good deal. Now that falls into the problem realm. 

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3 hours ago, Hockey Bob said:

I thought that too, and probably how most align. 

My original direction for collecting was dark jerseys only, Then after I had most covered I started buying the whites.  

Guessing the popular opinion is the dark or color jerseys, it is my belief that the whites are harder to find.
And I have come to find many of the white ones are more beautiful than I originally thought.  

You too will get bitten one day 

I have 9 white jerseys, so I've got a little bite. And yes, they do look pretty sharp, especially when they're bright white with a contrasting color on the shoulders/sleeves ?

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I didn't consider color vs. white when collecting only that I prefer a white jersey for goalies.  I didn't realize it before, but I did a quick count and I only have 9 white as well so only 20% of my collection is white so they probably are a little harder to come by than the colors as Hockey Bob said.

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5 hours ago, Hockey Bob said:

I thought that too, and probably how most align. 

My original direction for collecting was dark jerseys only, Then after I had most covered I started buying the whites.  

Guessing the popular opinion is the dark or color jerseys, it is my belief that the whites are harder to find.
And I have come to find many of the white ones are more beautiful than I originally thought.  

You too will get bitten one day 

I concur (I am bitten).

I had a real issue a few years back when everything went black on the "colour" jerseys. Thought it looked rubbish and everyone looked the same. Some teams should have black colour jerseys but not many. My two most recent Ultrafil purchases are both white and am trying to sort another white GW Reebok. When they're well looked after, they really pop. 

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White done right.

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When I start collecting something new, I start with colors only. Then when I have those, I add the white.

Then I change my mind and sell them all.

The St. Pats looks outstanding, I still need one. 

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Whites still feel a little bit like the home jerseys to me, for the Hawks at least. Some of my all time favorites, though, are whites with contrasting shoulders. Caps, Habs, Rangers, Sabres...

Hmm, it's probably no coincidence that 3/4 of those are red white and blue. It's only the winningest color scheme in modern history...

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But white jerseys are so much easier to photomatch. 

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To get this thread back on track I will confess my illness...

Over the past few months I've been trimming down my collection to a nice round number of 50.  I thought this would make it more manageable with only jerseys I truly enjoy while raising some funds for other things.  Turns out all that freed up jersey money from sales went right back into upgrading what I do have left.  I've done okay selling, but then I look at paypal and see the good amount of funds I did raise dwindle down to nothing on account of a couple batches sent out to Keener, 1 reacquisition, and 5 random purchases of blanks (to upgrade things of course) which only spells more out of pocket for customization.  Reading this thread from start to finish, at least tells me I'm not alone in my illness.  The illness is real.

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Is it really an illness? 

As long as you aren't putting yourself or family in financial jeopardy or neglecting responsibility and obligations, is a hobby really that sick? In many ways a jersey collection is pointless but if it means you're excited about something in life and essentially an expert in at least one area, I'd say it's probably healthy. Maybe the constant obsessing and resulting anxiety is bad but...none of us are there, right?...

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6 minutes ago, AParrotLooksAt40 said:

Is it really an illness? 

As long as you aren't putting yourself or family in financial jeopardy or neglecting responsibility and obligations, is a hobby really that sick? In many ways a jersey collection is pointless but if it means you're excited about something in life and essentially an expert in at least one area, I'd say it's probably healthy. Maybe the constant obsessing and resulting anxiety is bad but...none of us are there, right?...

The short answer is yes. 

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3 hours ago, AParrotLooksAt40 said:

Maybe the constant obsessing and resulting anxiety is bad but...none of us are there, right?...

Erm...no?

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18 hours ago, AParrotLooksAt40 said:

Is it really an illness? 

As long as you aren't putting yourself or family in financial jeopardy or neglecting responsibility and obligations, is a hobby really that sick? In many ways a jersey collection is pointless but if it means you're excited about something in life and essentially an expert in at least one area, I'd say it's probably healthy. Maybe the constant obsessing and resulting anxiety is bad but...none of us are there, right?...

I think it depends on the person.  I have seen instances where the hobby does jeopardizes someone's financial responsibilities outside of jerseys.  I have also seen collectors have a constant merry-go-round of jerseys where they buy jerseys only to sell them a week or two later so they can buy something else (the high of mail day I guess). 

I will admit I probably look at FB way more than I should just to make sure I didn't miss any jerseys for sale that I might want.  It does put a sort of anxiety on you and I am working on getting better about this.  So far....not so good.

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On 8/20/2017 at 0:10 AM, mfitz804 said:

When I start collecting something new, I start with colors only. Then when I have those, I add the white.

Then I change my mind and sell them all.

The St. Pats looks outstanding, I still need one. 

I have one, you don't, you just spunk your wages on shite :P

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1 hour ago, DJ Rhea said:

I have one, you don't, you just spunk your wages on shite :P

Don't make me come over there and throw all your tea in the harbor again. 

#1773

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