Mitchell & Ness is a sports clothing company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was established in 1904, and is the oldest sporting goods company in Philadelphia. By license agreements with Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, and the Collegiate Licensing Company, the company has been producing vintage sports goods such as jerseys, jackets, hats, and more.
Mitchell & Ness' throwback jerseys were created to reproduce classic to very modern team and player sports jerseys which are either no longer available or hard to find. Mitchell & Ness began producing baseball (Cooperstown Collection) jerseys in 1988, although the company gained popularity in the international retail market ten years after with the introduction of the NBA "Hardwood Classics" line. The company later moved on to reproducing popular throwbacks of hall of fame, football (Throwbacks), and NHL (Vintage Hockey) players.