Authentic vs Swingman vs Replica Jerseys….

How the NBA defines the three categories of jerseys available for retail:


The authentic jersey features the same fabrications and embellishments worn by players on-court but offered in regular apparel sizing.


The swingman jersey includes nearly all the same visuals as an authentic jersey but integrates a consistent performance mesh fabrication and one layer twill wordmark, name and number applications.


The replica jersey is a screen-printed derivation of the jersey that highlights basic inserts and design elements.


2 thoughts on “Authentic vs Swingman vs Replica Jerseys….

  • November 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Love the blog, I have a bunch of so-called “authentic Champion jerseys” Can you provide information for these as what you have provided for the Champion replicas?

    • June 4, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      I’ll address Authentics at some point (only the players that were sold at a retail level, not Procuts or game used)…but not until I finally finish the galleries for the replicas.


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