These sets caught my eye way back when they were announced in December 2009. Made my move to score them when I was offered quite an amazing price for both sets.
Here are some quick shots I took of these sets, with the protective paper still intact on both shirts. Love the packaging, which have magnetic closures to lock the covers into place, and they open up to display the captain’s armband, player issue shirt, as well as a write up of the respective football team.
To the untrained eye, the shirts look like they’re simply a tighter fit than the replicas. But fit may not been an issue in this instance, as collectors will most likely keep these shirts fresh in their display cases.