The 8 Best WNBA Jerseys You Can Buy Right Now
These threads are NICE.
What an eventful WNBA off-season it has been. As we slowly start to inch our way towards the start of the 2021 campaign, now would be the perfect time to stock up on some new WNBA gear right? It is early, so we don’t have an official list of the top-selling WNBA Jerseys (we’ll update as soon as that information is released), but for now, we are just selecting the eight that we think will be amongst the league’s best-sellers based on previous seasons and some of the major changes we saw during this wild free-agency period.
The WNBA should be supported year-round (not just during the season), and trust us, their entire merchandise is worth a buy. Now that we’ve established that, we can go into a few different jerseys that you can buy right now.
1. Candace Parker, Chicago Sky
Apologies, Sparks fans. I know it will be tough to see Parker donning another jersey this season, but dang, her new threads will be hard!
Last season, Parker ranked third in the WNBA in terms of overall Jersey sales. I anticipate that she could potentially come for that number one spot due to the sheer hype and anticipation associated with her WNBA debut. At the moment, there isn’t an official Chicago Jersey with Parker’s name and number on it, but that should be available in the coming weeks. 2021 is all about bold predictions, so we’ll step out and put the newest member of the Chicago Sky at number one.
2. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm
Bird! Last year, the vet not only captured her fourth title but also topped the list of highest-selling WNBA jerseys for 2020. Time and time again, Sue Bird proves her popularity and longevity and continues to rack up the sales. Approaching her 20th season, the four-time champion officially re-signed with the Storm on March 1st, and we predict her jersey to be the second highest-selling for the 2021 season.
3. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
The GOAT Diana Taurasi! The Phoenix Mercury have always had some of the coldest jerseys in sports with the crisp violet and orange overlay. Last season, DT was ranked second in jersey sales, once again going toe-to-toe in a friendly competition with her good friend and sometimes arch-nemesis Sue Bird. Another vet with no intentions of slowing down anytime soon, we have Taurasi at number three.
4. A'ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces
What a year for A’ja Wilson! An MVP, a statue, she further solidified her position as one of the best players in the WNBA. Wilson continues to reach new heights in her career, and it honestly wouldn’t surprise us down the line if she ends up being the biggest jersey seller in the W.
Last season, Wilson was ranked sixth in jersey sales, but with all of her recent success, we believe that she will be higher this year. We currently have the Aces Superstar at number four, but that is subject to change.
5. Sabrina Ionescu, New York Liberty
You could make the argument that Ionescu had one of the most hyped debuts in the history of the WNBA. The NCAA all-time leader in career triple-doubles and the only Division I basketball player to achieve 2,000 points, 1,000 assists, and 1,000 rebounds in a collegiate career, Ionescu’s jersey started selling pretty much as soon as it was available to the public. We were all saddened to see her season cut short due to an ankle injury during the Bubble campaign, and we are anxiously awaiting her return. We anticipate Ionescu will be the fifth highest-selling jersey in the W.
6. Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx
It’s been two whole years since we last saw Maya Moore suit up for a game, and with good reason. The six-time All-Star and four-time champ famously left the WNBA to dedicate herself to fighting against the wrongful conviction of Jonathan Irons. Despite her absence from the game, Moore has continued to remain top ten in WNBA jersey sales. We fully expect to see Moore’s name on the list of best-sellers again this season. Hopefully, we will see Moore grace the stage again soon.
7. Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics
Another beloved WNBA legend, Delle Donne, has consistently been one of the W's biggest sellers, topping the most popular jersey list in 2019. Last season Delle Donne opted to sit out due to health concerns regarding Covid-19, but she is expected to make a return this season. With excitement swirling around the Mystics’ title chances this year, we have Delle Donne at seven.
8. Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Young Stewie is set to have another big year riding high on her second WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm. The two-time Finals MVP was considered the ‘Queen’ of jersey sales in 2016 before being knocked off the throne by Skylar Diggins-Smith the following year. Since then, Stewart has consistently made the top best-sellers list, and this year should be no exception.
Honorable Mentions: Courtney Vandersloot and Satou Sabally
Last year Courtney Vandersloot and Satou Sabally were ranked 9th and 10th respectively in jersey sales, and I could see that being the case again. Vandersloot will continue to have eyes on her (especially with the arrival of Candace Parker), and Sabally is one of the league's rising faces with endorsement deals and a promising sophomore season ahead. Also, we could see the re-emergence of Skylar Diggins-Smith and perhaps Liz Cambage. Whatever the case, just make sure you go out and support your favorite WNBA team by purchasing their apparel.
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