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10 Best MLB Jerseys of All Time

Posted by David Lander on

Baseball fans rejoice! We've created a top 10 list of the best MLB jerseys of all time. Click here to see if your favorite team made the list.

So you're a baseball fan, but you don't have anything stylish to wear to the ball-park. Or maybe you already have a collection of MLB jerseys, but you want to add something special to it.

Whoever you are, there are MLB jerseys out there for you. Throughout baseball's history, there have been dozens of timelessly classic uniforms.

In this list, we'll highlight 10 of the very best MLB jerseys of all-time.

1. Los Angeles/Brooklyn Dodgers: Jackie Robinson or Sandy Koufax

Consistency is one of the surest signs of quality. The Dodgers' home uniforms have barely changed at all since the 1930's: same classic font, same classic colors, same classic logo.

Sure, there have been a few slight changes here and there, but the uniform always keeps that classic look.

Whose jersey are you going to choose to represent the Dodgers? There are two distinct choices.

The historical choice is the great Jackie Robinson, who, as we all know, was the first black player to play in the major leagues. His number 42 jersey is iconic.

Or you can always go with the legendary Sandy Koufax, one of the best pitchers to ever step on the mound.

Either way, you're going to look great.

2. Atlanta Braves: Hank Aaron

Speaking of great players, Hank Aaron's uniform definitely deserves a spot in your collection of MLB jerseys.

"Hammerin Hank" was an absolute legend. He is the only player in history to hit at least thirty home-runs in fifteen consecutive seasons, and he held the career home-run record for thirty-three years.

On top of all his accomplishments, his jersey looked downright awesome. The Atlanta Braves uniforms in the early 70's were a perfect combination of classic and fun. You'll definitely look good in this one.

3. Baltimore Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr. is the "Iron Man." Renowned for his hard work and commitment, he broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played and extended the record by more than 500 games.

His late 90's early 2000's home jersey is a must-have. It's another simple design with another iconic font on white background.

4. Oakland Athletics: Reggie Jackson

Maybe one of the most underrated MLB jerseys of all-time is the early 1970's Oakland Athletics' home jersey.

It's a relatively simple design: a white background with a big Oakland Athletics A. But the A is truly special. It's big and green and, though it might seem like a strange color at first, it is definitely stylish.

To represent this classic uniform, there is no better player than Reggie Jackson. He led the Athletics to three straight world series wins in the early 70's, making this uniform a perfect mix of baseball history and style.

5. Detroit Tigers: Lou Whitaker

Another sleeper pick for the best jersey of all-time is that of the Detroit Tigers. While it may not be among the most iconic MLB jerseys of all time, it definitely looks good.

The old English style D on the front of the jersey is simply gorgeous. And the design is simple enough that you can wear a Tigers jersey with just about anything.

While there may not be an obvious Tiger player to choose, we recommend Lou Whitaker, the great second baseman who was with the team from the 70's all the way until the 90's.

6. San Francisco Giants: Willie Mays

This is another easy one. The San Francisco Giants uniforms are amazing, and so was Willie Mays.

This is also another one you can file under "white uniforms with great font" and "hasn't changed much in decades." And it's a great way to honor Willie Mays, a legendary Hall-of-Famer known as much for his prolific home-run hitting as for his impressive defensive play.

7. Boston Red Sox: Ted Williams

We obviously had to include a classic Boston Red Sox uniform, and it was obviously going to be the one worn by Ted Williams.

Williams played with the Red Sox for more than fifteen years, and after he left the game, the team retired his number 9 jersey forever. That means that if you're wearing the Red Sox number 9, it can only belong to one player.

8. New York Yankees: A whole lot of players

While we're talking about obvious inclusions, let's talk about the Yankees' uniform. You knew this one had to be on here.

When you think of the New York Yankees' uniforms, the first thing that jumps to your mind is probably those pinstripes. The pinstripes are so strongly associated with the New York Yankees that when a commentator say "in pinstripes" you know exactly what they mean, even without context. That's iconic.

So which player should you choose for your Yankees uniform? Well, you've got a lot to choose from.

If you want to go ultra-classic, you can always choose Babe Ruth. For something a bit safer, you might choose Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, or Joe Dimaggio. Heck, you might even choose someone like Derek Jeter or Alex Rodriguez to represent the pinstripes, but you'll definitely lose some retro style points.

9. St. Louis Cardinals: Ozzie Smith

Ozzie Smith, nicknamed "the Wizard," was one of the greatest defenders in baseball history. His exciting style of play made him a fan favorite and earned him a spot on this list.

We also just think the Cardinals' uniforms are cool. It's a uniform that depicts two birds holding up a bat, and it doesn't look weird. That's a sure sign of great design.

10. 1917 Chicago White Sox

This is where it all began. In 1990, the White Sox wore these throwbacks in the MLB's first ever "Turn Back the Clock Day," and a phenomenon was born.

From there, the tradition of wearing throwbacks spread across the MLB and to every other major American sport. So let's all give some credit to this trailblazing throwback uniform.

They don't look half bad either.

Finding the All-Time Best MLB Jerseys

Discovering great jerseys is a lifetime pursuit, and it's a pursuit we take seriously. Just because a uniform wasn't included on this list doesn't mean it's not great.

Do your own searching. Check out our catalog. And find your own classic jerseys.