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willyum89 09-20-2012 04:49 PM

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

db10s 09-20-2012 04:51 PM

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

kimguroo 09-20-2012 06:41 PM

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 ^_^.

Bobby Jr 09-20-2012 07:05 PM

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.

フェデラー 09-20-2012 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Bobby Jr (Post 6911093)
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.

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.

MAXXply 09-21-2012 03:31 AM

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.

ec51 09-21-2012 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Bobby Jr (Post 6911093)
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.

Good point.

Fedzie316 09-21-2012 08:34 AM

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.

NJ1 09-21-2012 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fedzie316 (Post 6911884)
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.

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

FedHenry 09-21-2012 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by MAXXply (Post 6911538)
Can you remember the exact design Fed wore at FO '04? Or recall what shirt Rafa wore at USO '06? Nope, neither can I.

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/

Bilders 09-22-2012 05:53 AM

Absolutely. Classic shirts.

martini1 09-22-2012 06:13 AM

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.

TennisLovaLova 09-22-2012 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FedHenry (Post 6913117)
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/


http://m.flickr.com/photos/68004209@...3426/lightbox/

Goat material

FedHenry 09-22-2012 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by TennisLovaLova (Post 6913333)

Only missing USO 04 and wimby 03 and the unreleased stuff from 2007

RF20Lennon 09-22-2012 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TennisLovaLova (Post 6913333)

Seconded^^ GOAT material!

innoVAShaun 09-23-2012 12:36 AM

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

Prodigy1234 09-23-2012 08:55 AM

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

RF20Lennon 09-23-2012 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prodigy1234 (Post 6914743)
Yeah the RF 287 shoes prices will be astronomical, oh wait they already are.

Imagine what will happen after he retires ;)

Prodigy1234 09-23-2012 09:06 AM

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

hityellowball 09-23-2012 09:33 AM

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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