Leafs' Winter Classic Jersey Leaked?

TheHockeyJersey.co via ebay

Apparent unreleased Leafs jersey shows up on ebay

A product listing on ebay appears to show a legitimate Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, intended for the 2013 NHL Winter Classic. The game was canceled so uniforms were never released or even unveiled. That being said, it was canceled pretty late in the year, meaning merchandise like this was certainly already produced.

Last month, a couple of leaked T-shirt designs showed the same logo crest.

TheHockeyJersey.co via ebay

Seeing something like this tends to make us all skeptical. And I'd venture to say I fly the skeptic flag higher than anyone else when it comes to these things. So the fact that I'm taking the time to post this should tell you something.

But more important than whether this is a real jersey or not is the fact that, if it isn't, it's by far and away the most convincing counterfeit I have ever seen. And it would mean counterfeiters are getting scary good. So good, in fact, that it's impossible to tell the difference between real and fake. Which is why I believe this is probably the real thing.

The seller is TheHockeyJersey.co and the rest of their product catalog appears to be legitimate. However, I doubt they're officially licensed by the NHL. Because if they are, they won't be for much longer. But drop by their page, take a look at the high-resolution photos on the auction listing and judge for yourself.

Thanks to Doug B. for the tip.

So... real or what?