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Title: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Decks on July 21, 2015, 03:05:52 PM
Just curious because I never see us wearing jerseys of former or current HBCU players. Just to name a few, could I go to your respective bookstore and find the following jerseys?

A&T.....Maurice Hicks (no)
wssu.....Richard Huntley
FVSU.......Tyrone Poole
TU.... Drayton Florence
AAMU....Robert Mathis
FAMU......Jacquay Nunally
BCU.......Rashean Mathis
JSU........Robert Kent
nccu.......Robert Massey
ASU - Tavaris Jackson
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: DES on July 21, 2015, 04:06:39 PM
Interesting question. Some the schools barely sell jerseys period :brickwall: :brickwall: :brickwall:
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: JBROB on July 21, 2015, 05:19:49 PM
It would definitely help the brand in the local area.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: y04185 on July 21, 2015, 08:56:29 PM
FSU had to stop selling FSUHALL's jersey because every time a shipment arrived people got crushed and trampled when they opened the doors.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: CLeB-28 on July 22, 2015, 09:33:33 AM
Not at Texas Southern. 

All our bookstore sells is a standard "27" jersey (the year the school was founded) and as I'm on the university bookstore website right now I don't see them.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Jay_Thomas on July 22, 2015, 09:42:05 AM
Nope
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Decks on July 22, 2015, 10:07:08 AM
Not at Texas Southern. 

All our bookstore sells is a standard "27" jersey (the year the school was founded) and as I'm on the university bookstore website right now I don't see them.

You mean you can't find a Michael Strahan jersey at TSU? 
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Blue N Gold on July 22, 2015, 10:17:16 AM
This would be good for us to consider. Although I must say that I'm a little disappointed at the way we represent our alma maters in terms of how little we wear our hbcu gear, at least on the local level. And that applies to both younger and older alums. But we'll all rock our fraternity and sorority gear to the hilt.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: CLeB-28 on July 22, 2015, 01:57:15 PM
You mean you can't find a Michael Strahan jersey at TSU?  

 :lmao: a who jersey?  

(http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/michael-strahan-through-the-years/strahan-college-file-photo.jpg)

If this jersey (replica) was sold in our bookstore they'd sell out in less than a day.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Golden Kitten on July 22, 2015, 03:23:57 PM
Unfortunately no Decks... :'(
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: klg14 on July 22, 2015, 10:33:30 PM
Just curious because I never see us wearing jerseys of former or current HBCU players. Just to name a few, could I go to your respective bookstore and find the following jerseys?

A&T.....Maurice Hicks (no)
wssu.....Richard Huntley
FVSU.......Tyrone Poole
TU.... Drayton Florence
AAMU....Robert Mathis
FAMU......Jacquay Nunally
BCU.......Rashean Mathis
JSU........Robert Kent
nccu.......Robert Massey
ASU - Tavaris Jackson

What about Steve McNair (Alcorn St.)?  :shrug:
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: ‘87 Alum on July 23, 2015, 07:58:52 AM
That list also should include Walter Payton (Jackson State), Jerry Rice (MVSU), Doug Williams (Grambling), Hugh Douglass (Central State), Donald Driver (Alcorn State), Ben Coates (Livingstone), John Taylor (Delaware State), Greg Lloyd (FVSU), Shannon Sharpe (Savannah State), Richard Dent (Tennessee State), Aenaes Williams (Southern), Harry Carson (SC State), Nate Newton (FAMU) among others.....
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: thatd@mnYOGI on July 23, 2015, 08:11:50 AM
So, why don't we? Is there some sort of legality in not doing so?


that's all...  ???
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: y04185 on July 23, 2015, 08:14:35 AM
Johnny Miller at Livingstone, Darrell Armstrong at FSU.   James 'Bonecrusher' Smith at Shaw.

Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: ‘87 Alum on July 23, 2015, 08:18:27 AM
So, why don't we? Is there some sort of legality in not doing so?


that's all...  ???

Yogi -
Can you imagine the following as you walk into the FVSU Bookstore....

Introducing the Legends of The Valley Collection featuring replica jerseys of Greg Lloyd, Ray Wright, Ty Poole, etc.....
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: 804ram07 on July 23, 2015, 08:55:56 AM
I could've sworn we sold Earl the Pearl's jersey in the bookstore several years ago at WSSU

Would be good to have Cleo Hill, Yancy Thigpen.. heck, even Big House Gaines jerseys sold on-campus
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: JBROB on July 23, 2015, 09:24:49 AM
I could've sworn we sold Earl the Pearl's jersey in the bookstore several years ago at WSSU

Would be good to have Cleo Hill, Yancy Thigpen.. heck, even Big House Gaines jerseys sold on-campus

I saw Pearl's jersey about 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: DES on July 23, 2015, 09:52:47 AM
I could've sworn we sold Earl the Pearl's jersey in the bookstore several years ago at WSSU

Would be good to have Cleo Hill, Yancy Thigpen.. heck, even Big House Gaines jerseys sold on-campus

Probably so thats when throwbacks were big
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Decks on July 23, 2015, 09:58:52 AM
So, why don't we? Is there some sort of legality in not doing so?


that's all...  ???

That's the same thing I was wondering?
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Ram55 on July 23, 2015, 11:07:54 AM
I use to sell this kind of stuff a few years ago. The problem is that you have to purchase so many items from the manufacturer to make it feasible.  The larger schools have more outlets to sell their merchandise, and that is why they are selling them in the malls. I even tried putting my products on consignment, in stores around town, including the mall, and very little sold. We think that people would buy our stuff, but they won't. Most of us would complain about the high cost that's associated with the lack of volume needed to make it work cheaply.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: thatd@mnYOGI on July 23, 2015, 11:42:05 AM
Decks and '87 Alum, now you have caught my interest. I will have to find out and makes some phone calls at the university that's in the know. If we were able to sell replica jerseys of our legends, we wouldn't keep them in stock on our campus.

that's all... 
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: oleschoolaggie on July 23, 2015, 11:52:11 AM
So, why don't we? Is there some sort of legality in not doing so?


that's all...  ???

That's the same thing I was wondering?

i think the fact that many of the bcs schools were selling school jerseys with their star players’ number and name on the jerseys making them tons of money, but the players got “nothing” in return is part of the reason why “fcoa” came about. 

i think its okay to sell the players’ jerseys with their number on it, but without their name on it.  but if you put their name on it, you could “possibly” leave yourself open to a potential lawsuit...
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Golden Kitten on July 23, 2015, 01:34:37 PM
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Most of us would complain about the high cost that's associated with the lack of volume needed to make it work cheaply.

Truf Bomb for 55 please...we would complain if they were more than $25... :nod:
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Ram55 on July 23, 2015, 03:34:40 PM
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Most of us would complain about the high cost that's associated with the lack of volume needed to make it work cheaply.

Truf Bomb for 55 please...we would complain if they were more than $25... :nod:

They would be far more than $25... more like $100 plus. The price would depend on how many are made. Remember, many vendors selling at our games are not selling licensed merchandise. NFL replicas are more than $70. And they print thousands of them to sell nation wide. Bookstores would have to purchase licensed gear or they would get in trouble. Our fan base would not allow the numbers needed for print.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Decks on July 23, 2015, 04:06:12 PM
Oops, I did just find a #22 (Maurice Hicks) jersey on A&T's online bookstore. It just doesn't have the name across the back. There is customization option where you can select a number and have the name printed across the back. Price starts at $49. Very reasonable.

This appears to be sort of a print on demand service?


http://www.ncataggiesgear.com/north_carolina_a_and_t_aggies__jerseys__mens
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Que82 on July 23, 2015, 04:13:21 PM
Haven't been since Walmart started selling our stuff but I don't believe our bookstore sells jersey. 
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Golden Kitten on July 24, 2015, 01:59:36 PM
55,

I know they would be more than $25 - I just picked that number because the majority of us don't want to pay for anything... :no:
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: cee dog on July 24, 2015, 11:48:34 PM
No John Stallworth stuff for us either!
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Onnidan Webmaster on July 25, 2015, 11:26:55 AM
We've tried to make HBCU gear available through a "process on demand" company under the banner of HBCUFanNation.  If you go to our composite football schedule (http://onnidan2.com), and click on a school's schedule, you will see a banner at the top which takes you to a website where you can purchase customized gear for a particular school.

The big problem is licensing.  Many schools have not licensed their logos making companies hesitant to stock inventory.  It also prevents schools from earning some revenue from the sale of their licensed images.

The second problem is a perceived low volume of potential purchasers.  We've been doing our setup for two years and have had a total of 14 orders from nearly 2600 visits.  Fortunately we don't have to stock inventory to offset the .005 percentage response.

As Ram55 noted --- I even tried putting my products on consignment, in stores around town, including the mall, and very little sold. We think that people would buy our stuff, but they won't. Most of us would complain about the high cost that's associated with the lack of volume needed to make it work cheaply.

As in other experiences, talk is not often backed up with action.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Ram55 on July 25, 2015, 06:55:53 PM
55,

I know they would be more than $25 - I just picked that number because the majority of us don't want to pay for anything... :no:

I knew what you were saying, and you are 100% right. I had the hardest time selling items at regular price. We were always looking for a deal.  :lol:
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: y04185 on July 26, 2015, 03:12:43 PM
This is part of the problem.

Years ago GK gave me a Tuskegee t-shirt at a Freedom Classic.  Mommie y saw the t-shirt and wanted it.  I gave the t-shirt to her.  Eventually she stopped wearing it.  When I asked why she said she was tired of people asking her if she went to Tuskegee.  When she said no, they asked why was she wearing the t-shirt.  They couldn't fathom that she could have just liked the shirt.  Yet, nobody questions her when she wears a UNC-Chapel Hill t-shirt. 

The mentality of Negroes have to change.  It starts with our alumni.  Mommie y has even been questioned for wearing FSU gear.  Too many of our alumni believe only alumni should wear our school gear.
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: BulldogWillie on July 27, 2015, 10:31:34 AM
FSU had to stop selling FSUHALL's jersey because every time a shipment arrived people got crushed and trampled when they opened the doors.



WOW! :o
Title: Re: Does Your HBCU Sell Replica Jerseys of Former Player Greats?
Post by: Oldschoolram on July 29, 2015, 01:48:18 PM
Was it the correct # for Earl?  Most of his throwbacks had him as #15, which was his Knicks #.  He was 10/11 @ WSSC, and 10 for les Boulez?

Good points 55, olecshool, and OW.  I used to sell some NICE HBCU sweatshirts in the early 90s.  The were very simple, and the light gray made everyone's school colors really show out in the trim, even the schools with dark "plain" colors.  In fact I'm mad I can't find mine old as it is.  I started off well, but faded fast for reasons you stated above.