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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
On this episode of Game Worn Radio, we had Trevor Gillies join us. You get a little bit of bonus footage from this broadcast. The pre-show banter was so good, we started broadcasting before the show start time.
We had an awesome time talking to Trevor about his journey through the hockey system on his path to the NHL, the current state of the NHL and his role in hockey. We had a moment to talk to him about the jerseys and equipment he has and recently sold. He even gave us some inside tips on how other players can stock up a little bit on their own equipment by greasing equipment managers and staff.
Even after the show ended, we talked to Trevor for over an hour. He had such a good time, he said he would drop in on other shows we have when he is not busy.
Fun fact: Trevor fought 6 of the 8 groomsmen in his wedding.
Our next broadcast of Game Worn Radio is set to return tomorrow night at 9PM Eastern. There is the possibility that Trevor Gillies will be joining the show for a bit, so we will be limiting the call to 8 callers.
We have reduced the prices on all of our Syracuse Crunch jerseys and gear that we have in stock. Any purchase of a combined total of $250 or more can choose one free gift item from our inventory of socks and nameplates.
2016-17 Mitchell Stephens Syracuse Crunch White Playoff w/ Prepared Calder Cup Patch $325 2016-17 Byron Froese Syracuse Crunch White Regular Season, Playoff, Calder Cup Game 2 $350 2016-17 Kristers Gudlevskis Syracuse Crunch White Calder Cup Game 6 $300 2016-17 Brian Hart Syracuse Crunch Blue Regular Season $250 2016-17 Mike McNamee Syracuse Crunch Alternate $225 2009-10 Mike Ratchuk Syracuse Crunch Outdoor Classic Game Issue $125 2016-17 Jeremy Morin Syracuse Crunch Alternate $250 2016-17 Adam Erne Syracuse Crunch Blue $375 2010-11 Maxime Macenauer Syracuse Crunch Warm-up $110 2011-12 Luca Caputi Black (GI) $110 2011-12 Mathieu Carle Alternate Orange $195 2011-12 Ryan Hegarty White (GI) Mispelled Nameplate $155 2011-12 Matt Kennedy $145.00 2011-12 Ryan McGinnis Alternate Orange $185 2014-15 Dan Blujus Warm-up $135 2015-16 Ryan Martindale Warm-up $110 2015-16 Kevin Poulin Alternate Orange Bench Worn $185 2015-16 Jeff Tambellini Warm-up $155 2010-12 Era Syracuse Crunch White Factory Sealed Team Issue (56) $115.00 2010-12 Era Syracuse Crunch Warm-up Factory Sealed Team Issue (56) $100.00 2010-11 Syracuse Crunch White Alternate Team Issue Factory Sealed Size (58G) $125.00 2010-11 Syracuse Crunch White Alternate Team Issue Factory Sealed Size (58G) $115.00 2007-10 Era Syracuse Crunch Blue Factory Sealed Team Issue (58G) $125.00 2010-12 Era Syracuse Crunch Black Warm-up Factory Sealed Team Issue (58) $100.00 2007-10 Era Syracuse Crunch Black Warm-up Factory Sealed Team Issue (58) $115.00 1999-2010 Era Syracuse Crunch White Factory Sealed Team Issue (56) $100.00 Richard Panik Syracuse Crunch/Tampa Bay Lightning Game Worn Skates $175.00 Dominik Masin Game Used Gloves $55.00 Erik Condra Game Used Gloves $85.00 Blue L Used Syracuse Crunch Socks $10 Blue with Stripe L Used Syracuse Crunch Socks $10 Blue with Stripe XL Used Syracuse Crunch Socks $10 Orange Reebok L Syracuse Crunch Factory Sealed Socks $15 White CCM XL Syracuse Crunch Factory Sealed Socks $15