With the 49ers digging up a golden ticket to the Super Bowl, T-shirts Plus owner Homy Nissan is overwhelmed with interest in what he has to sell.
“At least about 40 people we got in the store that came just today, and we had people calling at 9 o’clock in the morning,” said Nissan.
Trouble is, this Turlock t-shirt man can’t sell the jerseys of hometown star Colin Kaepernick or any other league-issued Kaepernick gear. He’s been out of it since Christmas.
The supply chain just wasn’t ready for that kind of rookie rock star.
“I can’t get enough of Colin’s merchandise, whether it is the jersey or the t-shirt,” said Nissan
So, Nissan and his customers have had to get a little creative — assembling the kind of gear everybody seems to want.
With customization, you pay by the letter.
Kaepernick’s got 10, which means it’ll cost you $7.50 to “Kap” off some of the very limited Niner gear that’s still left in Nissan’s store.
Adding Kapernick’s number to your item will cost you another $5.
Shoppers don’t seem to mind going a few extra yards to rep their favorite player on their favorite team.
“That’s ok. It’ll hang in my closet with my Montana t-shirt,” said Niners fan Kevin Boucher.
And when it comes to how Kaepernick and his crew will do in his tenth start in the Big Easy?
“Someone asked me today which team would I have rather they played in the super bowl and I said either one (we’re still gonna win?) bring ‘em on.”