Thanks to longtime PSAMP reader Steve for this.
He send over this awesome Penguins shirt, which is unlicensed to the nth degree. It also reminds me of this one that we checked out at the onset of the playoffs, especially when you look at the back:
Yep, those are the exact same flags, in the exact same order, as that other shirt. In the comments of that previous post, reader eyespy listed the flags as Russia, Czech Republic, Canada, Finland and Slovakia, in order from top to bottom. Steve had this to say about his version:
“Shirt from the Strip [District]. Probably the roots for the Again in 2010 shirt. Worn by players in the ’08 Cup run. All languages spoke by Pens that year.“
Given that the flags are exactly the same on each shirt, both shirts show a word in multiple languages and each display the official-looking PITTSBURGH script, I’d venture to say these are either from the same vendor, or one of ’em was shitting where they eat. The REPEAT one was from Forbes downtown, and this one was out in the Strip District…it’s only a matter of time before one of the vendors sees his stuff getting ripped off.
If you have any unlicensed Pittsburgh sports gear, or awesome generic sports gear from any team, send them to me and I’ll post them.