Monthly Archives: October 2012

New Long Sleeve T-Shirts!!!

Hi everyone,

Now that fall is officially here, we’re happy to announce that the Anfield Shop is carrying long sleeve t-shirts!  Several exclusive designs are available, and we still offer super-fast shipping from our shop in sunny California!  Click on the sleeve version of the t-shirt that you’d like to order for either short or long sleeve.  Here are the shirts available (pictures are of the short sleeve versions):

The Liverpool Liverbird Star t-shirt is one of the best-looking t-shirts we’ve ever seen and is an exclusive to The Anfield Shop.  The softest, smoothest, best-looking T-shirt available anywhere.  Classic American Apparel red shirt.  The design is in white on a bold red t-shirt. 100% Fine Jersey cotton construction.

The Liverpool You’ll Never Walk Alone t-shirt is a fantastic new red shirt exclusive to the shop!  The softest, smoothest, best-looking T-shirt available anywhere.  Classic American Apparel red shirt featuring the famous “You’ll Never Walk Alone” in white coloring. 100% Fine Jersey cotton construction.

Looking for a black t-shirt?  The YNWA shirt is a black t-shirt with a grey and stylized YNWA screenprint.  This shirt is lightweight, slim fit, 4.3 oz., 100% preshrunk, combed ring spun cotton shirt. Everything on this shirt, from start to finish, was Made in the USA.

Another black t-shirt is the black and red Liverpool pocket shield shirt. A red Liverpool screenprint adorns this black American Apparel t-shirt. The front features a pocket-sized Liverpool shield with the back having a full-size version. Lightweight, slim fit, 4.3 oz., 100% preshrunk, combed ring spun cotton shirt. Everything on this shirt, from start to finish, was Made in the USA.

The Liverpool shield t-shirt is available on a black t-shirt with either a red or white Liverpool screen print. It is also available in a red t-shirt with a white Liverpool screen print. These are also American Apparel t-shirts. Lightweight, slim fit, 4.3 oz., 100% preshrunk, combed ring spun cotton shirt. Everything on these shirts, from start to finish, was Made in the USA.

Please take a look at our “apparel” tab to view all of our t-shirts and other clothing items.  Also be sure to take a look at our New Arrivals!  We’re getting some new and exciting items in for the holidays, and we’re sure you’ll find something to add to your LFC collection.  Some items are limited, so don’t be disappointed – get your order in today!

Until next time,

Darren

 

A Guide to Buying Liverpool FC Signed Items & Memorabilia

Josh here.  After receiving a bunch of emails from customers asking questions about buying signed Liverpool FC items and buying memorabilia, I figure’d I’d write an article about our experience in over 10 years of collecting.  We’ve bought dozens of items ranging from signed pictures, to match-worn shirts and boots.  We’ve made mistakes along the way and learned who and what to avoid.  Here’s what we’ve learned:

1. Lesson #1: If you can buy an item that supports a player’s Foundation or Charity, do it.  We are huge supporters of Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation.  They work unlike any other group out there to truly give supporter’s a chance to own quality items.  They even do dedications.  Jamie’s charity often pictures Jamie with the signed items, as shown on right.  We’ve got a lot of their gear at the shop, with 100% of the purchase price going to them.  Charities like the 23 Foundation (and the new Daniel Agger Foundation) offer a COA from them for their items, ensuring that you know it is authentic and that your purchase is going to a great cause.  Authentic merchandise and all of your money goes to charity.  A win-win.

2. Avoid eBay (most of the time).  If you see a multi-signed Liverpool jersey on eBay for $200 or less, more than likely it’s  fake.  Look at the pen marks.  Is the pressure the same for every signature?  Fake.  Are all of the signatures spaced evenly and look a little too good?  Fake.  When in doubt, ask questions.  It’s next to impossible to get the entire squad of LFC to sign a jersey (unless it’s been issued from LFC and those are only given to charitable organizations to raise money).  If you’re looking at a seller that has lots of them for sale (or has sold a lot of them), it’s not real.  An example above is a fake signed shirt.  Look at the signatures.  Spaced too perfectly and the pen weight is all the same.  That being said, there are reputable people on eBay.  We can recommend some on request.

3. Players are increasingly turning to signing sessions.  Companies out there like A1 Sporting Memorabilia and Exclusive Memorabilia, etc are paying and arranging for private signing sessions with players.  These signing sessions are brilliant because they get the player in a calm, relaxed atmosphere so you know that the signatures are clear and come with a COA.  You can get items ranging from signed shirts to signed photos celebrating key moments in LFC history.  We’ve worked with both A1 Sporting Memorabilia and Exclusive Memorabilia (and stock their items in our shop) and their names are very well-known in the memorabilia business.  Pictured at left is a signed Steven Gerrard Carling Cup Program from A1 Sporting Memorabilia.

4. For Liverpool FC items there is a website out there called The Boys Pen (theboyspen.co.uk) dedicated to eradicating fake signed items and offering up signed items from folks on the forum who get items signed at Melwood, Anfield, and catching players all over.  It’s a great place to head to if you’re just starting to build a memorabilia collection or if you want to have your existing one grow.

5. What is a COA?  A COA (Certificate of Authenticity) is just a piece of paper.  Anyone can create one.  The issue is what’s behind it.  A COA from Liverpool FC, the 23 Foundation, Daniel Agger Foundation, ensure that your purchase is protected and can appreciate throughout the years.  A COA from “Bob’s Memorabilia Company”, not so much.

6. Provenance.  Provenance is how the item in question came to be.  If you’re buying a match-worn jersey from a player…there better be a pretty good story or reason to how the person came to own it since it is such a rare item.  It’s never a bad idea to ask as many questions as it takes until you feel comfortable.  For match-worn shirts we recommend footballmatchshirts.co.uk as the best folks out there for match-worn gear.

7. Retro Reds: The Absolute best in the business for the former legends of Liverpool FC is  Retro Reds.  Their site can be found here: http://retroreds.co.uk/

As always, let us know if you have any questions…There’s nothing worse than feeling like something you spent a lot of money on isn’t authentic.  The old adage is true.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Fall is here!

Hi everyone,

Well, fall is officially here.  The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter, and it’s getting cold outside.  I love this time of year!  I like nothing better than to grab a hoodie, a snack and watch LFC football!  The Anfield Shop has several new items that go right along with fall – including new hoodies!  Five of the newest hoodies are available only at The Anfield Shop – so show your support of LFC football and place your order today!

How about a black hoodie with a white LFC crest on it?  This great looking hoodie is made by American Apparel and is 50% cotton, 50% polyester and has a metal zipper.  There are kangaroo pockets and the hood has a polyester drawcord.  Price is $42.00.  Take a look at the apparel section/hoodies to see the other options available.

Nothing goes better with a hoodie than a scarf – and the newest scarf for sale by The Anfield shop is the official Liverpool FC Bar scarf.  The scarf features the famous red and white striped design with the Liverpool Liverbird Crest on both ends and is 100% Acrylic.

Looking to dress up your car in LFC gear?  The Official Liverpool mini boxing gloves are a great addition to any car, and have been redesigned.  These mini boxing gloves measure 9cm x 5cm and cost $8.00.

Always looking for a pen?  Here’s a fantastic new 2-pack of Liverpool FC pens!  This is an Official Liverpool FC product.  $3.00.

The 2013 LFC Annual is now available.  This official Liverpool Football Club 2013 annual looks back on the 2011/12 season and looks forward to the new one. Featuring player profiles, major facts and figures, fun facts and trivia, quizzes and puzzles, it makes the perfect gift for any Reds fan. $16.00.

Want to look sharp and support Liverpool football at the same time?  The Anfield Shop offer two different ties that are sure to make you stand out in any crowd.  One tie is black and features the Liverbird LFC crest.  The second tie features deep red, white and gold stripes on a red background.  It also has the Liverbird crest.  Both ties are 100% polyester and measures 142 cm X 9 cm.  The price of each of the ties is $20.00.

The shop continues to gear up for the holiday season –  each one of these items would make a great gift as well!

Enjoy this wonderful weather, and let’s celebrate our first win of the season!  Here’s hoping to many more!

Until next time,

Darren

 

 

Start Your Holiday Shopping Now!!!

Hi everyone,

It might only be mid-October, but if you visit the local stores, you’ll see that the holiday season has already begun!  We’re anticipating another busy December at The Anfield Shop, and know that many of you get your shopping done early!  We’ve got Christmas items added already to the shop, and more will be arriving!  Here’s a preview of what’s in store:

Need a Santa hat for your office party?  Show off your holiday spirit and your LFC pride with this official Liverpool Santa hat.  $7.00

We have an official Liverpool Fc 10-pack Logo Ornament Baubles set.  Give your tree a touch of red with this 10-pack of mini Official Liverpool FC ornaments.  $10.

Need some Christmas crackers?  Each set contains 6 crackers, each with a prize, crown, and more! $22

How about more decorations for your tree?  This 3-pack of Official Liverpool FC ornaments is perfect for your tree! $8

We also have additional ornaments, wrapping paper and more!  Be sure to look at our Christmas tab to see all of the items we have available!

Not sure what to get someone?  The Anfield Shop has Gift Certificates available!  Gift Certificates make outstanding gifts (or stocking stuffers!) for friends, family or loved ones and can be redeemed for any product in our store.  Gift Certificates can be purchased for any amount, and include a personalized message.

It’s not too early to start your holiday shopping, and The Anfield Shop makes it easy to shop for any LFC fan.  We offer same-day shipping from our shop in sunny California so you’re sure to get your items in plenty of time for the holidays!

Until next time,

Darren

 

More Baby Items!

Hi everyone,

Well, it appears that baby items are a popular addition to The Anfield Shop’s inventory!  Many of you are ordering items daily, and we love it!  We’re continuing to add new items to our stock, and this week I’ll showcase a few of the newest items.

Want to dress your little one head to toe in Liverpool red?  Here’s an Official Liverpool FC Baby Home Kit Sleeper that’s perfect to keep any toddler warm and toasty – all while showing off their Red pride! $24.00

Another stylish outfit for the younger set is this adorable 2-pack of Official Liverpool FC onesies.  One is white with red trim featuring the liverbird, while the other is all red with “Liverpool FC” in yellow. $24.00

Don’t forget bath time!  Here’s a set of three Official Liverpool Mini Bath Rubber Ducks for bath time enjoyment!  One duck is green, one is red and one is yellow.  Perfect for kids of all ages!  $12.00

Finally, how about an Official Liverpool FC My First Bear!  The bear measures 15cm tall and is great for any new Liverpool FC fan!  $16.00

All of these items would be great gifts as well!  Be sure to look at the “baby and toddler” tab for all of the items available for the young Liverpool supporters!  In addition, be sure to look at the “new arrivals” tab for new items arriving weekly!

While we’re not having the best season so far, don’t let your support of Liverpool football waver!  We’ve got a great season ahead of us, and those of us at The Anfield Shop continue to support LFC every day of the year!  Go Reds!

Until next time,

Darren

Liverpool FC Baby on Board!

Hi everyone,

No, I don’t have any announcements to make about a new baby, but I am proud to announce that The Anfield Shop has a great new supply of baby items in stock!  Whether it’s for your own bundle of joy, or as a gift for a Liverpool fan, the shop has something for every baby or toddler.

Show your support for LFC with an official licensed “Baby on Board” sign.  We’ve all seen these signs before, but this one is unique!  The suction cup attaches to most surfaces. $7.00

Do you have a messy eater?  Keep them clean and Red with this adorable 2-pack of baby bibs.  Both feature the famous Liverbird of LFC!  $16.00

Keep your toddler looking Red with this 2-piece official licensed awesome T-Shirt and short set!  The shirt has “Liverpool FC” and the “Liverbird” on the front, and the shorts have the “Liverbird” and “LFC” on them.  Snap closure at neck of shirt, elastic waist on shorts. $26.00

The shop also carries LFC t-shirts, onesies, pacifiers, sippy cups and even rubber ducks for the little ones.  Be sure to take a look at the “baby and toddlers” tab to see the wide variety of items offered.  Let’s get the next generation of little ones ready to be Liverpool fans!

We’re gearing up for a busy season, and are getting new items in weekly, so take a look at all of our items available on our website.  You’ll get your items quickly as we ship same day from our shop in sunny California.  Go Reds!

Until next time,

Darren