Originally Posted by AIR JSARG
these days you will only see mesh numbers on some older released rev30's, from 2010 or 2011.
its only going to be either pro cut, boxed edition, team store authentic (not from nbastore.com), or a game issued/gamer.
This seems to be the norm at this point. The 2010-11 some with, some without the NBA Hologram should have mesh numbers. Anything after that is usually twill, unless as he said, from the Team Store, Pro Cut/Team/Game Issued. I did hear though from a Heat Store employee when I was there that "popular" players such as LeBron, Kobe, or Durant usually get mesh numbers regardless of year because large numbered minimum orders are placed for them. But you can still get lame twill with them as well. Can be a crap shoot. But if you know what you're looking for and you have real pics of the jersey you can spot the mesh/twill differnces.
Originally Posted by layziegunts
Son that is an absolute fire pick up. I don't think I've ever seen an original vintage from the all star games of 97-2001 and it's a pro-cut? That seems it was a game issued then. Cherish that one man
Back to the numbering. I still have a hard time differentiating twill vs mesh on these rev 30 jerseys. So are mesh sewn on only once and the twill sewn on multiple layers?
Mesh numbers are sewn once on the jersey, as it is one solid piece of mesh with the borders embroidered on the number fabric itself. Here is a pic of my Wade "3" on the front
And here's a pic of a twill "6" from a LeBron I bought, but since sold because it was twill. It is constructed in the same manner. All one piece only stiff twill instead of mesh, also sewn on only once, unlike the older (pre 2010) twill that was more flexible and legit 2 layers (2 separate pieces of fabric) and sewn through double.