Players are only given two jerseys to start the year, so they try to get a lot of wear and tear out of them during the season.
Equipment managers will stitch up rips and tears to squeeze some extra mileage out of them. Because of that a game used jersey is hard to come by! Once a uniform is authenticated it goes into production where the panels are carefully cut from the upper portion of jersey and become billfold and money clip wallets. Attention is given to featuring 2 colors and portions of the uniform markings or piping to make it stylish once integrated with the wallet.
The lower section of the uniform below the numbers (single color) typically become Friendship Bracelets.