The NFL is an unpredictable place: This year's Pro-Bowl tight end is next year's convict and last year's starting quarterback is this year's addition to the Kansas City Chiefs. Attend a game and you'll see proof of this scrawled across the back of fans' jerseys. Jets fans wear number 6 with "Sanchez" taped over and Browns fans sporting Richardson jerseys look like hapless victims of their own enthusiasm. The best and only way to ensure that your game-day jersey doesn't end up being a remembrance of bad things past is to go the vintage route. You know which Bears fans look smart? The guys sporting Gale Sayers jerseys. Sayers is never going to not have been awesome and the franchise can't trade the retired guy. [Starting at $140; mitchellandness.com]
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