Game Worn Radio Hiatus

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To best keep our avid listeners informed, Game Worn Radio will be taking a short hiatus from broadcasting this week as our host recovers from illness.  We will post our next broadcast once it is scheduled.  Thank you for listening!

Game Worn Exhibits Around the League

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While the above picture isn’t necessarily a game worn exhibit, it is definitely a sight to see for any hockey fan.

Teams from around the league often have their own game worn exhibits in their arena.  Some are permanent fixtures, while others are rotated like the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Some are even supplied and set up by collectors for special events.

Not long ago, the Red Wings asked fans for donations or loans for displays to be created in the new Little Caesars Arena.  What are some of your favorite exhibits displayed by teams?

Game Worn Radio: Guilt from Sales Reps, Name Dragging

We originally planned to have Mike Sgroi on however he was feeling under the weather and there was a hurricane coming so we had to reschedule.

Instead, we discussed some recent events that happened in the hobby which included a Fanatics sales rep that attempted to guilt a potential customer after the customer did not commit to a purchase after negotiations.

We also discussed an incident where a collector reported another as a bad seller/trader but offered no explanation after multiple requests to furnish more information.

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Enforcer Mike Sgroi on Game Worn Radio

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You don’t want to miss this!  Mike Sgroi is scheduled to be on the next episode of Game Worn Radio on September 5th at 9PM Eastern.  Set your calendars and make sure to tune-in Live!  We will be talking with Mike about his experiences in hockey and getting his opinion on our hobby.

Mike is a well known professional hockey enforcer who now works with youth hockey and MMA.  He has had a number of stints with various teams.  You can view his game stats here.  You can also view his hockey fight cards here.

This show will be limited to 8 total callers.  Questions for Mike can be pre-submitted to our Facebook Group.

Game Worn Radio: Art of the Trade, Vintage Market

On this episode of Game Worn Radio we discussed the art of trading and why it seems that trading has become so difficult lately. What the difference between perceived valuations and retail valuations are and how it can affect trades.

Casey also joined us during the show, and after a little bit of rib jabbing helped us talk about the current health of the vintage market.

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A Case For Doing Your Own Research

As you engage more in the hobby, you will start to see more collectors advising that research is far more important than an LOA.  Some collectors will go even further to say that an LOA is worth nothing.  This is a case where research is paramount.

Recently, our partner, the Syracuse Crunch, sent us a handful of jerseys to make available to collectors.  To our surprise, there was a Jonathan Drouin jersey in the mix.  Since this jersey would not have come from the most recent year, the information for the jersey would be hard to remember and piece together.  After giving the jersey a quick look over and not seeing any obvious wear, it was assumed to be game issued.

Once we inspected the jersey, we did in fact find wear.  There were burn marks on one of the sleeves and some faint rub on the lower front of the jersey.  The jersey definitely showed evidence of wear, so the research begins.