Look for the NHL hologram sticker or hangtag and a sewn-in label identifying the merchandise as "official" and authorized by the NHL. Beware of ripped tags, typographical errors, poor quality screen-printing, or irregular markings on apparel.
Reebok does not liquidate genuine jerseys due to overproduction. Some counterfeit jersey vendors will attempt to use this as an excuse for the low price. Good thing you'll know better than to believe that now!
The internet is a mecca for copycat jerseys. Be extra careful when shopping on auction or classified websites (Kijiji, eBay, Craigslist etc.). When searching these websites, many jerseys listed as "authentic" are counterfeit copycats. Be cautious of websites that come up when you search "Leafs Jersey" as many of them are storefronts for counterfeiters. Instead, try to stick to names and websites that you recognize and trust.
When shopping for a Leafs jersey, price can be a big indicator of a counterfeit. Whether you're purchasing from a private seller or a website, a Leafs jersey with a sewn player name and number kit selling for between $60 and $125 dollars is very likely a fake. Some deals are just too good to be true.