I own two Authentic jerseys. One is a purple Sharpe one I got for around a hundred bucks the year Shannon left the Ravens and returned to the Donks...the other one is my black "Crowdog" 89 one that I generally only wear to games.

Authentic ones will last way longer than even the best replica ones. Years, and years, vs about 3-5 years until the numbers and letters on the printed ones start to peel and fall off.

I never understand paying 200-300 bucks for an authentic jersey with a players name on the back...other than Ray Lewis...I wouldn't have purchased the Sharpe one if it wasn't on sale.... due to the fact that he no longer was a Raven.