You want to win my mail in vote in November? End the monopoly on the old school STARTER jackets going for $250 a pop online. This is a BIG time for people to find their Week 7 to Week 17 Eagles tailgate gear. Listen, I understand simple supply and demand trickle down economics. I know they’re some of the most highly sought after jackets, but I’m racking my brain trying to justify paying $250 for a jacket I could’ve gotten at the flea market 10 years ago for $20. The STARTER Pro Line’s are the GOAT jackets. Even before Mitchell & Ness revived them, I remember my buddy pulling out his Suns one and it felt like the first time I saw a pair of boobs. I mumbled nonsensical words and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it immediately. But try to tell me this is worth $250 to get a fit off at the Linc.
There’s no denying she’s a beauty and let’s be real some would argue there isn’t a price you can put on being best dressed at the tailgate. Compliments are currency for the ego. Imagine the group picture going up on Instagram that night. You’re going to be the main focus of attention. You wear this out to McGillins on a crowded Saturday night and that’s easy access to the bathrooms when you’re stuck in the Northwest corner of the second floor. Nobody is going to dare spill a Bud Light pitcher on this thing. There’s no denying it doesn’t have it’s benefits, but it better come with a Meet n’ Greet with Buddy Ryan at the Pearly Gates.
This wasn’t even the most absurdly priced on the internet. At least the jacket above was a beauty. This one looks like someone took some acid in Fairmount Park saw a falcon and came up with this for $400 off the rack.
I mean fuck off with this thing. Who knit this Betsy Ross? Not even Daniel Young’s mother would pay this much for her son’s creation. You know who’d buy this? Your one friend who works odd jobs to make ends meet because he hated the corrupt institution of college and dropped out. He constantly complains about the system and wants to cannibalize the rich and how he can’t get ahead blah blah blah. But somehow Week 2 against the Ram’s he’s showing up to the tailgate in this bumming off you for beer.
Look at all these.
Definitely all beauties, but all have an insane price point too. That middle one is $125 at best. Not to mention what are the chances you get this before Week 7 of the season. I bought a mask at the beginning of quarantine off of Etsy from England and I’m still waiting on that bad boy to deliver.
I’m going to end up showing up to games looking like a giant Tin Man or Charlie Kelly after he huffed a bunch of paint at this point.
Honestly this one could be $1 million and I’d buy it. And just like that I’m all back in…
But once you go down the rabbit hole of Starter’s you have to fulfill the journey you’re on. So I bit the bullet and bought this moderately priced one for $85 including S&H which is a solid middle of the road find.