Gifts for Mets Fans: 2010 Alternate Jersey

The holiday shopping season is upon us, so I’ll be making recommendations here and there over the next few days — should be a nice break from the insanity of the hot stove rumors.

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mets-2010-jerseyWe’ll kick things off with the new 2010 Mets “Alternate” home jersey — the cream-colored, pinstriped top that the Mets will be wearing occasionally in Citi Field next season. Though it’s new, the style is inspired by something old — namely, the uniforms worn by the Mets in the 1960s.

You or your giftee can be the first person on the block to wear one. I’m confident in saying this because few of these gems have been sold yet, despite being introduced before Thanksgiving. That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with them — they look pretty cool, in my opinion. Rather, most people who are buying sports jerseys this time of year are opting for the kind that come with shoulder pads underneath.

A fine gift for the Mets fan in your life. Alternatively (pardon the pun), you can beat the spring rush and buy one for yourself as well.

The “replica” jersey goes for $78.60, and the “authentic” “cool base” version is $191.60

Both are made by Majestic.

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  1. Pete M December 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    It’s cool but it’s just not an original enough design in my opinion.