Best selling throwback jersey by state

schuele

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Lots of Cardinal fans in Nebraska in the 1960s, when the Cards were even more of a regional team than they are today.

Carlton is best known for his time with the Phillies, but he was in St. Louis a long time too.

That would be my guess, anyway, though I'm surprised the best-selling jersey isn't Gibson's.
 

BigRed_Cheesehead

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Originally posted by leodisflowers:
Pretty amazing to see no Michael Jordan on there.
This map is a great example of a neat-looking interpretation of USELESS data.

The data that makes up this map is from a single year (2014) of purchases. More importantly, the data is taken from a SINGLE company that produces "throwback" jerseys (Mitchell & Ness).

Since it only represents Mitchell & Ness sales, it may (and is) important to note that:
1 - They do not have license, and do not sell any Michael Jordan jerseys.
2 - They do not have license to sell any college jerseys.
3 - Their products tend to be very expensive (for example, a Stan Musial jersey on the site is $300). How many Nebraskan's actually went to M&N's site and purchased a throwback jersey? For all we know, Carlton was the most purchased jersey in Nebraska, but the total was 3 jerseys.

These are just a few points. We can assume the data for most states would be very different if there was truly a way to capture all "throwback jersey" purchases. Michael Jordan would surely be represented. Nebraska would probably be represented by a Cornhusker great. Wisconsin would be represented by a Packer great, not a current NBA player.
 

huskerj12

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Originally posted by BigRed_Cheesehead:
Originally posted by leodisflowers:
Pretty amazing to see no Michael Jordan on there.
This map is a great example of a neat-looking interpretation of USELESS data.

The data that makes up this map is from a single year (2014) of purchases. More importantly, the data is taken from a SINGLE company that produces "throwback" jerseys (Mitchell & Ness).

Since it only represents Mitchell & Ness sales, it may (and is) important to note that:
1 - They do not have license, and do not sell any Michael Jordan jerseys.
2 - They do not have license to sell any college jerseys.
3 - Their products tend to be very expensive (for example, a Stan Musial jersey on the site is $300). How many Nebraskan's actually went to M&N's site and purchased a throwback jersey? For all we know, Carlton was the most purchased jersey in Nebraska, but the total was 3 jerseys.

These are just a few points. We can assume the data for most states would be very different if there was truly a way to capture all "throwback jersey" purchases. Michael Jordan would surely be represented. Nebraska would probably be represented by a Cornhusker great. Wisconsin would be represented by a Packer great, not a current NBA player.
Thanks for breaking that down, I was VERY confused by those results haha