Nike Blue Tag

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Nike Blue Tag

Post by broja » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:31 pm

Just wondering how come Nike Blue Tags generally go for so much more than other Nike Ts? Is there something particularly special about them? I have this one and wondered what I should list it for? Thanks!

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Re: Nike Blue Tag

Post by jimmyj » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:41 pm

From Wickedthreadz:

The Blue Tag (1984-88) This is about the time that Nike took over the shoe industry. With the hiring of the Wieden-Kennedy advertising agency, Nike had already gained a 50% share of the market in the U.S. Dan Wieden is actually credited with coining the phrase ‘Just Do It.’ However, it wasn’t until a man named Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984 that Nike would strike gold. The new blue tag symbolizes this important era in Nike’s history. There have been some sightings of the tag lingering into the late 80s, but we haven’t seen many past 1988. You will mainly see this tag on major marathon tees and early Jordan products.
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Re: Nike Blue Tag

Post by broja » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:49 pm

Thanks Jimmy...I just had someone ask me on Etsy why those cost so much more than other Nikes...I figured someone on here could answer that question a little better than myself...I put it up for $64.99 based on what other people had theirs priced at on there...too much...too little?

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Re: Nike Blue Tag

Post by jimmyj » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:33 am

Seems fair - it's so hard to know exactly which ones really bring in the bigger bucks. But it's usually the Jordan ones that break the $100 mark. Yours might have potential to earn a little more than $65, campy vintage look, basketball tie-in, tie in with Jack Avina - and a huge Nike logo on the back - the only draw back being size. You might try auctioning it - starting at the same price, see what potential it has.

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Re: Nike Blue Tag

Post by broja » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:37 pm

Thanks for the heads up Jimmy. Unfortunately I'm not selling on eBay anymore. I've been selling on there for years and not until recently I've had soooo many problems with their security department. Therefore I've started an Etsy store and am only selling at set prices. It sucks cuz I really like starting all my auctions at $.99 and seeing what they go for. Any pointers for selling on there...I'm super new to it. Pricing seems to be what gets me. I look at other stores on Etsy and eBay and see if there are any similar shirts up and usually just base my prices on that.

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Re: Nike Blue Tag

Post by jimmyj » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:04 pm

Hey! Sorry, never actually gone the Etsy route...but seems to be picking up steam. I think $65 is fair for a set price.
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Re: Nike Blue Tag

Post by broja » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:12 am

Yeah...it hasn't been very busy yet...maybe just because I'm new to it myself and haven't got a following. Has anyone else that sells on there or eBay noticed a drop in sales this month?

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