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Offline olegkvasha

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Jersey Customization
« Topic Start: July 24, 2020, 11:25:10 AM »
Good morning. New guy to the board, hello.

Someone asked this same question in a thread last November, but because that thread is dormant, I figured I'd start a new one.

Does anyone know of a shop that does jersey customization? I have some older jerseys (a 2006-08 road gray and 2009-10 home white) I want to get customized and have been looking for someone in the area that does that level of jersey customization. The person, Count Walewski, said that there were several in Chicago that offered the service, which isn't surprising. There's a shop in Whitestone, NY that's the official stitcher of the Islanders, Mets, and Knicks, and they've done great work on several Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers jerseys for me.

Ebay has been great for older blank jerseys and sleeve patches, but the customization kits I've found are either the small obvious retail kind or for the newer model jerseys.

Anyone else looking for or know of such a shop/service?

Offline olegkvasha

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Re: Jersey Customization
« Reply #1: September 27, 2020, 09:33:49 PM »
Finally got some updates, from the team store and parts of the internet.

Team Store
They only carry replica style heat-press letters and numbers in the current year fonts. There's also an issue between the Nike and Majestic fabrics that make customizing older (pre-2017) Majestic jerseys difficult, on top of slight variations in lettering. They cannot do any sewing jobs, typography or patches. This is the first time the store staff have been asked these questions, apparently, but I got someone who took the time to get answers.

Pro Cut Lettering
http://www.procutlettering.com/
A group of people who do the work I'm looking for. Can do almost any font/numeral in baseball...except the beveled gold style the team wore until 2011. Still, they can handle most any other request and reasonable and low costs, a bout $25 for a full back and front set. The catch is this, everything comes in pieces and assembly required on the purchaser's end.

Exclusive Pro
https://exclusivepro.com/products/69/mlb_washington_nationals/
A business in Chicago that does all sorts of on-field grade customizations. They can do the beveled gold font/numerals, jobs are $70 plus ~$20 return shipping. From talking with them it sounds like they can handle any and all eras of Nats typography.

I hope this helps, as it looks like many of you were interested in this. Will post any updates as I discover them or use the above services.

Offline machpost

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Re: Jersey Customization
« Reply #2: September 28, 2020, 01:53:52 PM »
Finally got some updates, from the team store and parts of the internet.

Team Store
They only carry replica style heat-press letters and numbers in the current year fonts. There's also an issue between the Nike and Majestic fabrics that make customizing older (pre-2017) Majestic jerseys difficult, on top of slight variations in lettering. They cannot do any sewing jobs, typography or patches. This is the first time the store staff have been asked these questions, apparently, but I got someone who took the time to get answers.

Pro Cut Lettering
http://www.procutlettering.com/
A group of people who do the work I'm looking for. Can do almost any font/numeral in baseball...except the beveled gold style the team wore until 2011. Still, they can handle most any other request and reasonable and low costs, a bout $25 for a full back and front set. The catch is this, everything comes in pieces and assembly required on the purchaser's end.

Exclusive Pro
https://exclusivepro.com/products/69/mlb_washington_nationals/
A business in Chicago that does all sorts of on-field grade customizations. They can do the beveled gold font/numerals, jobs are $70 plus ~$20 return shipping. From talking with them it sounds like they can handle any and all eras of Nats typography.

I hope this helps, as it looks like many of you were interested in this. Will post any updates as I discover them or use the above services.

Thanks for the information. I have an authentic 2007 Nats alternate jersey (red with DC logo) that I've been wanting to get a name and numbers put on for years. It sounds like Exclusive Pro could get the job done.

Offline olegkvasha

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Re: Jersey Customization
« Reply #3: October 02, 2020, 05:29:17 PM »
Thanks for the information. I have an authentic 2007 Nats alternate jersey (red with DC logo) that I've been wanting to get a name and numbers put on for years. It sounds like Exclusive Pro could get the job done.

Got a quote back from Exclusive Pro in Chicago. It's $85 for 2006 road and 2010 home typographies (which are from the same set), and $65 for the 2018 typography. Basically, the prices change at the move away from the beveled gold execution. Looks like you're in for $85 plus upwards of $30 for return shipping.

This is just one shop that I've found and I'll keep looking. Not like these things are time sensitive.

Offline 1995hoo

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Re: Jersey Customization
« Reply #4: November 17, 2020, 09:31:41 AM »
Look into River City Sports in Winnipeg (http://www.rivercitysports.com/US/ ). I don't know how they are for MLB stuff, but I got my authentic Caps sweater from them and they did a first-rate job with the name and the numbers, no heat-pressing or the like. They do have a reputation for being slightly slow—it took over a month to receive my order—but it was worth the wait. I don't know whether they can customize an older jersey, but it can't hurt to contact them to ask.

Offline olegkvasha

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Re: Jersey Customization
« Reply #5: November 17, 2020, 12:52:09 PM »
Thanks for this jog down memory lane. I forgot about RCS, too, because I've only dealt with them for hockey jerseys. The authentics I've purchased from them were fantastic.

Their site only shows a small amount of stock Nats merch, including red and white curly W cool base jerseys. There's no Nats Clearance section, but there is an Expos keychain.

They have reduced their phone hours and are taking questions through customerservice@rivercitysports.com, which they are quick with their responses.

They can only do the 2011 typography, which is becoming a understandable theme, for $60 with $12 return shipping. Didn't ask about exchange rate.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Jersey Customization
« Reply #6: November 17, 2020, 12:57:35 PM »
[...]They can only do the 2011 typography, which is becoming a understandable theme, for $60 with $12 return shipping. Didn't ask about exchange rate.


The current 'official' exchange rate is Cdn$1 = 76.3 US cents.