Do you think Federer apparel will rise in value after his retirement?

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  1. willyum89

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    I mean once he retires (not saying it's anytime soon), I guess Nike won't make anymore clothing specifically for him, so what's already out there will be it. So do you think his apparel (classic polos, new or used) will go up in value after his retirement, or will it decline?
     
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  2. db10s

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    No, not really. Thats kind of like asking if a PDR will be worth more.
     
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  3. kimguroo

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    If fed can find some marketing guru to manage his line and wants to do some bussiness for his own line, Nike might continue to make fed lines like Jordan brand. I think there is a possibility.
    Nike knows whatever they put "RF" logo, it sells ^_^. This matter might be another long discussion though.
    Anyway, I don't think value will go up that much in my opinion.
    As soon as fed announce his retirement, several items might go up but after a month, every items start to decline.
    I understand several Agassi shirts are selling high nowadays but Since fed items were massive productions and many people bought more than one.

    Also 10-20 years later, we might see another tennis star ^_^.
     
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  4. Bobby Jr

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    Some stuff definitely will. If 20 year old Agassi gear can go for prices in the hundreds daily on the bay so can Federer gear.
     
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  5. フェデラー

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    Already has. I saw one of his old wimby polos go for over 100$. It's important items (like polos/crews he either wore early in his career or won slams with) that will be worth the most.
     
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  6. MAXXply

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    I might be willing to pay good money for Fed gear - if only I knew what it looked like. The way current day tennis apparel is so generically styled, I'd be hard pressed to associate certain lines with certain pros. I'd much rather pay the same high dollar for an instantly recogniseable design (anything 80s, anything Challenge Court) than a monotone Dri-Fit shirt with a hokey 'RF' printed on the bottom of the placket.
    Can you remember the exact design Fed wore at FO '04? Or recall what shirt Rafa wore at USO '06? Nope, neither can I.
     
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  7. ec51

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    Good point.
     
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  8. Fedzie316

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    Heard an interview from Federer saying that he wants to continue the brand with Nike well after he has retired. He mentioned that he wanted to create a legacy just like the Jordan brand has.
     
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  9. NJ1

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    Did he spell it, L$E$G$A$C$Y?
     
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  10. FedHenry

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    Fed FO '04 wore a sphere dry zipper crew in blue or red
    and RAFA the wreak havoc shirt
    BOOM!!!

    I'm already starting my collection
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68004209@N06/
     
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  11. Bilders

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    Absolutely. Classic shirts.
     
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  12. martini1

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    If anything is starting to be collectible Nike would quickly retro them and re-release. Some of the Fed stuff would be for memorabilia but I doubt they would go up in value by a big margin. A lot of the "seamless" shirt would simple fall apart. And any slikscreen decal would also chip and break over time. I got soccer shirts from 1998-1999 are already doing that.
     
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  13. TennisLovaLova

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  14. FedHenry

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    Keep it new, keep it mint. Exactly why you buy two of every shirt, one to wear, one to collect.
     
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  17. Prodigy1234

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    Yeah the RF 287 shoes prices will be astronomical, oh wait they already are.
     
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  18. RF20Lennon

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    Imagine what will happen after he retires ;)
     
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  19. Prodigy1234

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    ^ I know, I should have bought one, I mean hello retirement fund.
     
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  20. hityellowball

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    In 20 years there will be a vintage Federer collection, just like there is for Borg with Fila. That being said the value of current, used shirts won't be there.
     
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  21. TennisLovaLova

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    I'm willing to put 300$ for this shirt if mint condition... just sayin
     
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  22. FedHenry

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    Which one??

    I think you guys brought luck because i just found the Fed USO 04 :)
     
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  23. frunk

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    My Coach just gave me his RF FO 2008 polo for free. Amazing condition as well. Just saved myself $150 and now I have 2/3 of my "grails": FO 2008, FO 2009. All I need is the Madrid 2009!
     
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  24. West Coast Ace

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    Count me as one of those almost positive Nike will keep the RF line just like the Air Jordan line after Fed retires. Probably not as many lines per year.

    In some cases: the older stuff with more exciting designs, new with tags, will go way up. But anything used will not do that well - unless it's autographed. And I'm sure there are plenty of people practicing his sig as I type this...
     
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  25. World Class Forehand

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    I have the Wimbledon '03 shorts in a Medium if anyone is interested.
     
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  26. Bilders

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    I have this shirt in excellent condition. I actually find it to be very ugly and I never wear it :p
     
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  27. Born to play

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    FedHenry, please contract at rezaei.esfandiar6@gmail.com Very interedted
    PS: Mods don't ban me over this, I'm just interested in his collevtion
    Please contact me FedHenry
     
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  28. SempreSami

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    How are you washing those things? I've got Gillingham shirts from the mid 90s that have held up over the test of time.
     
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  30. WildVolley

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    I realize a lot of people enjoy being collectors, but has anyone actually made a profit from holding onto new tennis clothing for a long time?

    Seems to me that some of the Agassi stuff has definitely gone up in price, but you need to account for inflation to see if holding it would be profitable. I would guess that putting money in a savings account probably would have broken even with investing in Agassi shirts, and putting money into a hit stock like AAPL would have destroyed the return on Agassi apparel.
     
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    ^^^^^ People with garages full of Beanie Babies agree with you.
     
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