If you're looking for a REAL 2000 Rickey Henderson jersey...
September 23 2005, 1:29 PM
I've had problems with that seller before. He sold me jerseys as game worn that were clearly constructed after the fact. Some of the jerseys he sent had cut tags and tags that had lines drawn through them in magic marker. These were clearly rejects that were left over or extra shirts that were made up after the fact to look like gamers. This was several years ago and, luckily, I was able to return them (he did take them back and refund my money, so at least there was that). Still, I have not bid on a jersey of this seller's since that time.
As for this Henderson. I don't think Henderson did wore size 46 in 2000. I have seen many of Rickey's real jerseys from 2000 (both for the Mets and Mariners) that have either been through Rickey himself, through California Sports Investments (who bought out the Mariners 2000 team stock at the end of the season), etc. I don't remember seeing any size 46. I have a complete set of Rickey's jerseys (all perfect with great wear - one white home, one black alternate, and one grey road) that came from CSI's team buyout (contact me at email@example.com if you are interested - there have been a lot of extra Rickey Henderson 2000 Mets and Mariners jerseys floating around over the past few years - the REAL ones are actually not easy to locate).
Rickey has used many different kinds of bats over the years and he has worn many different jersey cuts over the years, too. As a result, matching a jersey to Rickey by size, tagging, and measurements is far harder to do than with a player like Cal Ripken Jr. who was pretty steady across most of his career. Still, a size 46 for Rickey in 2000 would be a jersey that I would question.
Lastly, I am not sure if there is a tag in the neck. Could just be the underside of the MLB patch on the back of the neck.
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Re: If you're looking for a REAL 2000 Rickey Henderson jersey...
September 23 2005, 3:46 PM
MOST, if not ALL of this sellers "game used" jerseys are fakes. I know where he gets his work done, and recognized the front #4 right away. I avoid this sellers "game used" jerseys at all times...he had a bogus Ripken BP up recently, as well.