Female fanatics, it seems, are just as rabid as the players they cheer on. During the recent Stanley Cup and Knicks series, New York devotees, many of whom were women, faced off inside Cosby’s Sporting Goods at Madison Square Garden for authentic jerseys, T-shirts, caps and souvenirs.

According to Patti Moylef, store manager, women were no less fervent than men when scooping up licensed garb. “Women were buying one of everything — jerseys, T-shirts, hats,” she said, “It didn’t really matter who made it.” And they weren’t squeamish about dropping a few bucks. Rangers fans generally spent between $50 and $200 apiece throughout the series, with an average purchase of $100. During the Stanley Cup series, hot-sellers were Rangers’ Replica jerseys by CCM ($200); Rangers and Stanley Cup T-shirts by Logo 7, Magic Johnson T’s and Nutmeg Mills ($18-$30); and caps by American Needle, Starter, Sports Specialties and The Game ($12-$40). Then while the Knicks’ were battling the Rockets, women went for Champion replica jerseys ($40); Eastern Conference Championship T-shirt by Starter, Salem Screen and Nutmeg Mills ($17-$18) and championship caps by Sports Specialties ($20).

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