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Super Bowl Sunday is a few weeks away. And although the chances of the 49ers actually making it are slim-to-none, post-season fans are ramping up for this Sunday's playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. If you're hitting the mall to scramble for a jersey, be wary of what you choose. According to the Chronicle's Peter Hartlaub, non-roster players' jerseys are on the racks at local sports stores.
For example, Nnamdi Asomugha played for the 49ers for less than a year before being released last November, yet the Emeryville Sports Authority is selling his jersey for $100. (To rub more salt into wounds, he signed with Oakland for a day in December to retire as a Raider.) So imagine the bewildered stares the jersey would garner if it were to enter North Star Cafe on game day. And how the jersey purchaser would feel for paying full retail price. The lesson to be learned: know your team before splurging on a jersey (or at least do a quick Google on your smart phone from the checkout line).
· Is this the Bay Area's worst full price San Francisco 49ers jersey? [The San Francisco Chronicle]
· The San Francisco 49ers [Official Site]