So guys. About to buy a Jays jersey. But with the new style, are there any real discernible difference between the Authentic and Replica jerseys?
So far I know that there is no MLB logo on the rear collar on the Replica, and that the Authentic is cut lower (which could be a problem since, nobody tucks their jersey in). Otherwise they look the same from the pics on the MLB Shop. But I've heard things about other teams having everything embroidered and slightly better looking logos, whereas the replicas would have ironed on stuff. Do the replicas have ironed patches, lettering, numbers, etc. and if so, is it the cheap stuff that fades away after a few washes? Also, is the jersey fabric really any better?
TL;DR: Is it worth paying almost triple the price for an authentic?
If anybody has seen the two jerseys I'd appreciate any help.
WHERE TO BUY
Well, first off, the Canadian Jays shop rips us off with the Canadian prices:
US Shop: Rep. w/ name = $100, Auth. w/name = $247 + possible free shipping and I think no tax.
Canada: Rep. w/ name = $150, Auth. w/name = I believe they are $300 + TAX
That's robbery right there. It's shameful markup and it's disrespectful to Canadian fans IMO. I may just pick it up on my vacation to the States.
TL;DR: Anybody know a legit local/online shop where Canadians can grab a jersey at a fair price?