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Edge Collars

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I had a question about the Edge  collars... I noticed some of them say "Reebok" while others say "Rbk". Is there any rhyme or reason for this? Or is it just random or is possibly based on the date of production? Also, are there any differences in the jerseys besides the collar? Is there a difference between Edge 1 and Edge 2 collars?

 Apologies if this has already been answered, but I did a search and couldn't find anything related.

I grabbed a couple of images from ebay to show as an example. These are both Blackhawks edge 1 jerseys:

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RBK was when Reebok was using the vector logo. When the idiots at Adidas decided to completely neuter Reebok and get rid of that logo, they went to the wordmark REEBOK as their logo. At least they didn't force that awful triangle logo onto any jerseys. IIRC, it was around 2010-2011 or so when that happened, although others may be able to correct me on that. I just wanted to get in another shot at the a-holes at Adidas for destroying the Reebok brand. 

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Actually, the “Rbk” neck tag was changed in favor of the Reebok wordmark neck tag as early as 2008, even while the vector logo was still being used on the back collar.  Or at least I have plenty of 1.0’s with wordmark tags and born-on date stickers with dates from 2008-10.  For 2.0’s, retails weren’t available until around the 2012/13 season, so I’ve never seen a retail 2.0 with the Rbk tag, only the wordmark.

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AHL 2.0's had the RBK tag in them. That's the time frame I was going by for the switch. 

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4 hours ago, rabinsurance said:

RBK was when Reebok was using the vector logo. When the idiots at Adidas decided to completely neuter Reebok and get rid of that logo, they went to the wordmark REEBOK as their logo. At least they didn't force that awful triangle logo onto any jerseys. IIRC, it was around 2010-2011 or so when that happened, although others may be able to correct me on that. I just wanted to get in another shot at the a-holes at Adidas for destroying the Reebok brand. 

So there are non indo edge 1.0 jerseys that have "Reebok" on the back neck instead of the vector?

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1 hour ago, rabinsurance said:

AHL 2.0's had the RBK tag in them. That's the time frame I was going by for the switch. 

I should have mentioned I was referring exclusively to NHL retail jerseys.

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1 hour ago, gwarjis said:

So there are non indo edge 1.0 jerseys that have "Reebok" on the back neck instead of the vector?

For the NHL at least, Reebok stopped making 1.0’s for retail around 2011.  However, after 2011 they did still make team-issued 1.0’s with the wordmark collar logo for those teams that wanted them, like Edmonton (the entire team), and Nashville (select players).

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On 1/30/2018 at 5:26 PM, gwarjis said:

So there are non indo edge 1.0 jerseys that have "Reebok" on the back neck instead of the vector?

Not that I've ever seen. The changeover from vector to wordmark jerseys was slow, and you even saw a lot of teams with guys still wearing old vector jerseys after the switch. Regarding retail, I'm not sure when 2.0s started being produced, but I know that around these parts the vector 1.0 gave way to the wordmark Indo Edge for the "authentic" jersey option (and on the first iteration the Reebok wordmark was just pressed on, not even sewn).

For tagging, LAK74 is right— basically every jersey that was a new design starting in 2008 used the wordmark logo tagging, but others that stayed the same (like the Blackhawks home and road) were grandfathered in and kept the RBK logo. Kinda like how the Hawks kept the old-style NHL shield collar patch long after other teams had switched to the flatter, shinier version.

That first tagging example you posted is bizarre though; I've never seen one logo on the neck tape and another on the tag.

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On 1/30/2018 at 3:26 PM, gwarjis said:

So there are non indo edge 1.0 jerseys that have "Reebok" on the back neck instead of the vector?

 

56 minutes ago, Chazberg said:

Not that I've ever seen.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/EDMONTON-OILERS-AUTHENTIC-HOME-TEAM-ISSUED-REEBOK-EDGE-1-0-7187-JERSEY-SIZE-56/292359403994?hash=item4411fa79da:g:zuEAAOSwvgdW2II5

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