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    Caguioa back to No. 47 as new 'Ginebra Ako' jerseys shows resemblance to 90s-era kit

    Mar 21, 2018

    BARANGAY Ginebra tries to change its fortunes in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup by changing its jersey.

    After falling short in their finals bid in the Philippine Cup following their semifinal loss to San Miguel Beer, the Gin Kings are wearing different uniforms in the midseason tournament, unveiling the new kit in the launch of the 2018 Ginebra Ako Jersey collection on Wednesday night.

    Unlike the throwback Ganado Classics: three-decade jersey collection, the new limited edition kits are a new version, although they have a resemblance to the Gordon’s Gin jerseys in the late 1990s.

    New designs embedded on the jersey are the four stars that represent the Gin Kings’ four-decade stay in the pro league, the Ginebra San Miguel Label tag, the Patch of Authenticity with an embroidered signature of coach Tim Cone, and the Never Say Die patch on the back of the jersey.

    There are five collectible jersey designs to choose from: Japeth Aguilar’s No. 25, Scottie Thompson’s 6, LA Tenorio’s 5, Greg Slaughter’s 20, and Mark Caguioa’s 47.

    The launch also marks Caguioa's return to No. 47 after donning the No. 13 in the PBA Philippine Cup as a tribute to longtime teammate Jayjay Helterbrand following the latter's retirement.

    Fans can get hold of their own jersey by buying and collecting six seals of Ginebra San Miguel or Vino Kulafu; or four camps of GSM Blue or GSM Blue Flavors, Primera Light Brandy, or GSM Premium Gin. Then add P100 to claim their “Ginebra Ako” jersey from any partner redemption outlets nationwide. Promo duration is from May 1 to June 30.

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