Monday, December 28, 2015

Top 10 Jewish Jerseys

As a child I was a big fan of sports jerseys. I would buy all sorts of athletes' jerseys. The problem was once that player got traded, it took years before some of them became retro and "acceptable" to wear again. I am still waiting on my Rex Grossman jersey to be cool again. Below is a list of what we thought were the top 10 Jewish jerseys to wear in 2016. Honorable mentions: Ryan Braun Striped Brewers, Mike Cammalleri Red Devils, Geoff Schwartz Giants Blue, and Hank Greenberg Tigers.

Jordan Farmar - Yellow Lakers
It seems that Jordan Farmar's NBA days are behind him. And he is back to playing in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv. His MTA days will be limited and he will probably retire within a year or two (maybe with one last effort to play in the NBA). But Farmar's two stints with the Lakers make his jersey retro and his playing for MTA makes it a legit Jewish jersey.

Jason Zucker - Red & Green Wild
I live in Minnesota. Zucker jerseys are popping up everywhere. Hockey jerseys aren't cheap, so the Wild fans most really love this MOT. Zucker is hip because he isn't the best player on the team but he is young and a fan favorite.

Jay Fielder - Dolphins
With the Jay Fiedler jerseys we are color-blind. Both Dolphins home and away are sweet jerseys. Fiedler is a classic jersey for Dolphin fans but Jewish fans as well. There are usually a few being sold on Ebay at a time. This jersey is in the retro category.

Josh Rosen - UCLA
We don't care if your UCLA jersey is White, Gold or Blue. We just want you to support Josh Rosen. He is truly the next big thing in Jewish sports. The true Freshman quarterback showed incredible poise in his opening campaign. We cannot wait to see what he does a UCLA or NFL jersey.

Joc Pederson - Dodgers White
Pederson jerseys are flying off the shelves. Of course, its a nod to his phenomenal start in 2015 and his sweet rookie stroke. Collectors and fans love the newest sensation. But a Joc Pederson Israel WBC jersey would also be acceptable (actually preferred).

Nancy Lieberman (Cline) - Mercury or USA
Now she goes by Nancy Lieberman but in her playing days there was a Cline at the end. There is only one jersey of hers available on Ebay or Amazon and it is autographed. But if you can find one, grab it. Great jersey for your collection and rare in the sense that WNBA merchandise isn't as common as NBA. Her new found success with the Kings and her Hall of Fame playing career make her jersey awesome.

Kevin Youkilis - White Red Sox
There is something iconic about the Red Sox White jerseys. And there is something iconic about Kevin Youkilis. Not only was he a fan favorite, Youkilis is now retired so his jersey is back to being cool. You know when it wasn't cool? When he was playing for the Yankees.

Julian Edelman - Old School Patriots Red
You can find Julian Edelman jerseys everywhere. He is a part of the Tom Brady crew. His jersey is cool because he is cool. But what you should really check out is his own clothing site. I recently bought his JE11 hat. I do not regret it.

Omri Casspi - Purple Kings / Maccabi Tel Aviv Yellow
Casspi is still the King of the Jewish sports world and his jersey should be no different. The only question is do you want to rep him in Kings purple or Maccabi yellow. You cannot go wrong either way. His Kings jersey is easy to find online. His Maccabi jersey is more difficult. Both will forever be great Jewish jerseys.

Sandy Koufax - Dodger White
There probably will never be a jersey that can top the Koufax White Dodger jersey. It is legendary to baseball, to the Dodgers, and to Jews. Buy it. Rep it. Respect it.