One of the most pain staking tasks some of our collectors engage in is tracking down specific artifacts of wear down to the specific event they happened. For fight damage, such as the pictures above, this can be extremely easy. However, for some of the most robust collectors out there, those marks can be tracked down to a specific shot on a goalie jersey or a slash on a player jersey.
For these more intricate artifacts of wear, collectors can go through hours of game footage to track down the specific moment. Unfortunately, pictures do not always tell the tale.
Why would someone do this? After many hours of research, the collector can find great talking points and history behind the jersey. Maybe that mark was made by a player who took a penalty that lost a game due to the power play goal? Maybe the goal tender made an amazing save off a star player and it left a mark.
Its not always about the jersey itself, or knowing a jersey was worn in a specific game, but showing a specific moment that has been frozen in time by the marks made on a jersey can paint a larger picture.
That face you make when your team signs up with fanatics to sell their game worn equipment and jerseys.
Based on messages left by representatives within each organization, it has been identified that the St Louis Blues will begin to offer their game worn jerseys and equipment direct through a couple different mediums.
The Florida Panthers will now be represented by Fanatics who have acquired some of the previous year jerseys and equipment as well.
This comes as a relief to the St Louis Blues collectors who have voiced their displeasure about their interactions with fanatics. We have yet to see how fanatics will be handling their new team moving forward. Will they continue the same tactics they developed with the Blues? We will know soon enough.
Trevor Gillies was at a fan meet and greet for his current team, so he was unable to attend.
On this episode, we discussed the new Adidas practice jerseys, Vegas Golden Knights inaugural jersey offerings and some St. Louis Blues news that was huge for a few collectors that were in on the information but a disappointment to those that missed out. $50 Paul Kariya Blues Jersey…Yea…
With the Vegas Golden Knights being the latest addition to the NHL, many collectors have already discovered that MeiGray will be handling the marketing and sale of their game worn jerseys this year. With a teams inaugural season, we can expect to see a different program than we are used to seeing with other teams. Here is what we think we know:
It seems that anything that would be made available for a direct sale will be offered in pre-orders. You must confirm your interest in a Pre-Order by e-mailing email@example.com. Please use the Subject Line: VGK Confirmation.
Game-Issue: $395 and up. Pre-Season: $595 and up. Regular Season: $995 and up
Road Opener: Any of the 2 jerseys that will be made available will be auctioned. Home Opener: Any of the 3 jerseys worn that will be made available will be auctioned. Set 1: Inaugural season and NHL100 patch. Set 2 & 3: Inaugural season patch.
The team will most likely be archiving jerseys and it may be possible that some jerseys may not be available. This information is to be used only as a reference based on the information we have received and collected.
Recently, we had to go for a consultation to a lawyers office. Upon entering the office, the first thing I noticed was a framed original 6 puck set with pictures. Its not common you see hockey memorabilia in a setting like that, so it was very refreshing.
Since it was a partnership office, you never know who the pieces on display in an office can belong to. Upon entering our lawyers office, the first thing you see is a large autographed lithograph similar to the one pictured above in a very nice frame. On the sides were the LOA and the pictures of the players signing the lithograph.
Sometimes these can be one-off purchases, but once we spotted the Henrik Zetterberg hat trick goal puck set in another frame. Before beginning to conduct our business, we had to talk about the team and our collections. It was a great ice breaker. Come to find out, he had jerseys in his collection that would be the centerpiece of many.
Collectors can be found in the most unexpected places.