Have you heard, the San Jose Sharks are going to have new home and away jerseys this season?
That’s sarcasm, of course: If you’re a Sharks fan, there’s almost no way that you could have avoided the recent feeding frenzy of speculation and leaks about Team Teal’s new look.
The San Jose Sharks will finally officially unveil their new jerseys this Wednesday night at a Sharks365 season ticket holders’ event:
In all the recent sound and the fury about “All teal” or “Does it come in black?”, we haven’t heard a peep about the Sharks’ Reverse Retro 2.0 jersey.
Last check three weeks ago, Fanatics leaked what appeared to be Reverse Retro 2.0 t-shirts, basically confirming earlier reports that the San Jose Sharks were looking to the California Golden Seals for their 2022-23 throwback remix.
San Jose Hockey Now has an update: We’re hearing that the Sharks’ new Reverse Retro will be a primarily white jersey, inspired by the 1974-75 Golden Seals home kits.
This fits with the Reverse Retro t-shirt leak, which featured “Sharks” in a teal typeface on a white t-shirt, reminiscent of what adorned the Golden Seals’ white home jerseys from 1974-76.
The Golden Seals began using this typeface for their logo in 1970, but that was when their colors were Kelly green and gold, after their owner Charlie O. Finley’s Oakland A’s. When Finley sold the Golden Seals in 1974, teal became their primary color.
It remains to be seen what other “Reverse Retro” tweaks there are, besides changing the “Seals” logo to “Sharks.”
For what it’s worth, the leaked t-shirt – granted, it’s a low-quality image – could feature orange as a secondary color outlining the Sharks’ teal letters. From 2007 to 2022, the Sharks used orange as a secondary color. Orange, of course, is leaving the Sharks’ official color palette with their new kits.
For the Golden Seals, their teal letters were outlined, naturally, by their secondary color gold.
So maybe orange, like on the collars of the new primary jerseys, lives on for the San Jose Sharks?
There’s still no word yet as to when Adidas will officially unveil the 2022-23 Reverse Retro jerseys.
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