The Toronto Raptors may have become champions in recent seasons, but their first look in the late 1990s remains one of the most iconic looks in the NBA.
The bright purple and jet black jumpsuit is really eye-catching, as is the gigantic dinosaur dribbling down the front of their jerseys, their perfectly timed wordmark on the chest, and their unusual black bar nameplate on the back. was just as iconic.
While Toronto’s new red-heavy look is certainly a cleaner uniform, there’s just something about this old-fashioned style that has a unique charm.
Why not try bringing this look back by adding some awesome Raptors items to your collection?
These Toronto Raptors gifts recall their heyday of the late ’90s
Vince Carter Toronto Raptors Mitchell & Ness 1999-2000 Hardwood Classics Swingman Jersey – Purple
While the Raptors ditched the giant dinosaur on the front after a few seasons, that didn’t mean they went for a low-key look. Toronto’s next jersey was a two-tone affair that was purple with red accents on the front and black on the back.
Why not take back the same jersey that Vince Carter used to shock the world in the Dunk Contest 2000?
Tracy McGrady Toronto Raptors Mitchell & Ness Hardwood Classics Stitch Name & Number T-Shirt – Purple
Before McGrady was a scoring leader in Orlando and a star in Houston, he made his debut north of the border because it was Butch Carter who helped him buy some playing time.
This shirt is the best of both worlds. Not only is this a cool piece of McGrady memorabilia, it’s a shirsey that features the late ’90s aesthetic.
Toronto Raptors Mitchell & Ness Hardwood Classics Full Pressure Warm-Up Jacket – Purple
While the Charlotte Hornets’ teal and purple ensemble was the most iconic look in the 90s NBA warm-up jerseys world, Toronto’s has to come in second.
Owning this jacket, sporting the old alternate logo of a raptor eating the TR, signifies true Raptors fandom.
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