What do you use to "paint" the names and numbers back on them?
These jerseys have everything sewn on, so you can take off the numbers and nameplate with nothing more than a seam ripper. It's tedious work, but the jerseys themselves last for years and I refuse to pay anywhere near full price. Again, I'm talking about what Reebok calls their "on field authentics". If you have a screen printed replica, you're hooped.
I found a place that will sell me pre-cut Steelers numbers and lettering. The only thing I haven't been able to find are brand new nameplates - so I recycle those too.
There used to be a place in Illinois that would re-customize a jersey for about $60. Mail out a Randle El and get back a Heath Miller. This is an NFL licensed shop, but the NFL insisted they stop providing that service. Must have killed them to see people getting a $275 jersey for $60. Fuckers. They don't seem to have a problem with the thousands of fakes on eBay though. I'm sure those are going out the backdoor and Reebok is getting their bootleg cut.
Whatever. I have to wear the colors on Sunday and I'll cut the fucking numbers by hand before I'll pay for that overpriced shwit.
Here's a Bradshaw M&N jersey I stripped and customized for a friend of mine. He wanted a Swanny but M&N doesn't make one. Stripped it clean, bought some twill and broke out the scissors.
Someday I'll be good enough to work for Penso in the coozie factory.