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Friday, April 19, 2019

Philadelphia CBP Seizes Counterfeit Bryce Harper Jerseys

PHILADELPHIA – Well that didn’t take long. Transnational criminal organizations are quick to counterfeit any popular consumer merchandise and Bryce Harper’s Philadelphia Phillies jerseys are no exception.

Since Major League Baseball’s opening day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia have seized 314 counterfeit Harper jerseys and detained many more. If authentic, the jerseys would fetch a cool $44,040.

The seized jerseys arrived in six express delivery shipments. The largest shipment contained 204 Harper jerseys, the remaining parcels contained between 18 and 25 jerseys. All parcels arrived from Honk Kong and were destined to addresses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

A sign that they were forged: A claim on the label that Harper could be considered the equal of Mike Trout.

 

QLE Posted: April 19, 2019 at 08:39 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bryce harper, jerseys, the long arm of the law

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   1. Bote Man Posted: April 20, 2019 at 12:26 AM (#5833681)
Counterfeit?? Ahhhh yes, they didn't carry the official seal of the official distributor of official MLB jerseys (as well as a needlessly inflated price tag) so they must've been counterfeit. At least they spelled the team name correctly, that's more than official purveyor Majestic could be bothered to do.
   2. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: April 20, 2019 at 02:55 AM (#5833691)
Well, obviously the fact that they were arriving from Honk Kong was a dead giveaway!
   3. Padraic Posted: April 20, 2019 at 07:43 AM (#5833698)
Heh, I read this as Citizen's Bank Park (that other CBP!) and thought they were taking away the jersey's from fans in the park (ok, it's early).
   4. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: April 20, 2019 at 05:10 PM (#5833831)

Counterfeit Bryce Harper? Maybe the Orioles problem is that they've been using a counterfeit Chris Davis.
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 21, 2019 at 02:32 AM (#5833904)
The Orioles problem is that they've been using a counterfeit Khris Davis.

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