‘91-‘98 Merch Collector Guy ISO more

fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11
edited March 2021 in Lost Dogs
Hey everyone! I’m James, a young Pearl Jam fan at 27 years old but I have been planning on dying with the biggest PJ shirt collection in Kentucky one day for a few years now. 

I’m looking for mostly “bootleg” or “parking lot” tees and possibly some of the official merch from shows. I wear an XL in nearly all of the bands old shirts. I realize that these tees go for a good chunk of change on eBay and whatnot but honestly I have no problem admitting I can’t afford to buy these $200+ t shirts that are found in thrift stores even if it is something I deeply care about. 

I understand how tough these are for people to let go of, but consider it if you wouldn’t mind letting it go to a collection that will never be sold. I’ll likely start cataloging all of them soon as I’m getting close to 20 different unique rare prints (up to like 18 right now). 

The poetry in Vs. and Vitalogy along with No Code have all been so formative in my all encompassing trip. Help me gather these mementos of overcoming the struggles in my life. I love all of you strangers. Thank you for reading this. 
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  • fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11
    edited February 2021
    ^^^^^^ Current collection. I know it’s small but help me grow it! 
  • fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11

  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USAPosts: 21,891
    I used to have a badass one from 98’ from the show in Kansas City. Gave it away after a long long time. Good luck OP! 
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  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 8,892
    I still have flashback nightmares from the guys running around the parking lots with trash bags full of bootleg ty-dye No Code shirts at Randall's Island 1996 LOL
  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh IrelandPosts: 1,137
    Can I ask why do you want the bootleg tees as opposed to the official ones from that era?
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  • tinz.tinz. Posts: 2,663
    Can I ask why do you want the bootleg tees as opposed to the official ones from that era?
    The bootleg tees are more valuable for some reason, they sell on eBay for big bucks! 
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    Toronto - 2009
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  • tinz.tinz. Posts: 2,663
    edited February 2021
    Double post, oops
    Post edited by tinz. on
    EV~Toronto Night 2 - 2008
    Toronto - 2009
    NYC Night 2 - 2010
    Toronto Night 2 - 2011
    Music Midtown, Atlanta - 2012
    London,ON - 2013
    Wrigley Field, Chicago - 2013
    Buffalo - 2013
    Charlottesville - 2013
    Charlotte - 2013
    Detroit - 2014
    Ottawa - 2016
    Toronto Night 1&2 - 2016
    Wrigley Field 1, Chicago - 2016
    EV~Dana Point CA - 2016
    Wrigley Field 1, Chicago - 2018
  • fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11
    OP here!

    Thank you for the well wishes. 

    Yeah, I guess they are valuable from a money standpoint on eBay and I’m just a medical student so all my money goes toward loans. The majority of my shirts I have traded for and just collected from friends of friends etc. but honestly I care more about having it as a memento to wear when I have rough days in Med school. Not sure what it is but a shirt from a particular tour can cheer me up that day. I wear them under my scrubs all the time. 

    Hope everyone’s Sunday is awesome. Mine is rainy and grey, perfect for listening to music and studying
  • fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11
    I still have flashback nightmares from the guys running around the parking lots with trash bags full of bootleg ty-dye No Code shirts at Randall's Island 1996 LOL
    No way! I’m just a young’un so I wish I could go back!
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 8,518
    Oh man i have a cool one somewhere.  It’s that 1997/1998 Yield promo shot where they’re all standing in a line from the side (Jack is in the band).

    bought it stuck in traffic in Camden NJ with the venue within view.    
  • on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain…Posts: 13,041
    I have a yield one with Dave A on it 😂


    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park 
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnR HOF)
    2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: Asbury Park  2022: MSG | Camden | Nashville


  • fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11
    @on2legs that’s such a cool one! My rainbow dyed one also has him :) 

  • fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11
    @cp3iverson I definitely would have done the same thing if I was stuck in traffic. Post a pic when you find it! 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 33,264
    In LA 98 they sold shirts that said Pearl Fucking Jam on the front.  I thought they were crass but my younger brother didn’t and bought one.
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 8,518
    In LA 98 they sold shirts that said Pearl Fucking Jam on the front.  I thought they were crass but my younger brother didn’t and bought one.
    Thats awesome lol. 
  • Guy DudebroGuy Dudebro Posts: 1,125
    I saw a kick ass old OG shirt today for $50. Unworn but has some light staining on the front. Never seen it before.




  • fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11
    I saw a kick ass old OG shirt today for $50. Unworn but has some light staining on the front. Never seen it before.


    Cool one! Thank you for posting it! I need XL to fit into it unfortunately. 
  • Guy DudebroGuy Dudebro Posts: 1,125
    In LA 98 they sold shirts that said Pearl Fucking Jam on the front.  I thought they were crass but my younger brother didn’t and bought one.
    Oh fuck, there's two of you??
  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USAPosts: 21,891
    on2legs said:
    I have a yield one with Dave A on it 😂


    Someone better tell SC about that. Will
    make his day! 
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  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 2,645
    I still have flashback nightmares from the guys running around the parking lots with trash bags full of bootleg ty-dye No Code shirts at Randall's Island 1996 LOL
    The flaming head of Eddie shirts. LOL!
    His eminence has yet to show. 
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  • fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11
    OP here if anyone wishes to sell their shirts feel free to contact me! Here’s another one I have: 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 33,264
    In LA 98 they sold shirts that said Pearl Fucking Jam on the front.  I thought they were crass but my younger brother didn’t and bought one.
    Oh fuck, there's two of you??
    That's funny, lol!

    Bump!
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 7,412
    In LA 98 they sold shirts that said Pearl Fucking Jam on the front.  I thought they were crass but my younger brother didn’t and bought one.
    I remember those. My friend who I went there with bought it by mistake inside the car, didnt know it said that until we were back home. I think he threw it away or gave it to me because he knew he'd never be allowed to wear it.
  • fryej1993fryej1993 KentuckyPosts: 11

    Still here! Still looking for more shirts to collect!!! 
  • Guy DudebroGuy Dudebro Posts: 1,125
    PMed you.
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