Two Days Left to Reserve Your Hotel for the Chicago Expo

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There are only 2 days left to make your reservations at the hotel many collectors are staying at for the 2017 Chicago Expo. Dont miss out on the fun!  Register Here

Reservations MUST be made before March 14th to reserve the rate.  It is a 15-20 minute commute to the venue for the expo.  Many collectors have already offered their carpooling services.

Le Meridian Hotel
2100 Spring Road.
Oak Brook, IL  60523
$145/night based on double occupancy

Raffle Additions from the Winnipeg Jets

Four more prizes have been added to the 2017 Game Worn Expo Raffle.

  • 1st Period game used puck against the Chicago Blackhawks on 2/10/17.
  • OT game used puck against the Detroit Red Wings on 12/6/16.
  • Winnipeg Jets Hockey Fights Cancer T-Shirt a worn by #91 Burmistrov.
  • Winnipeg Jets goalie practice jersey worn by #1 Olkinuora.

To purchase tickets for the raffle, use the link on our Game Worn Expo Raffle article or email us to arrange for alternate payment methods.

Incredible History Coming to the 2017 Game Worn Expo Chicago

Sean Broderick is a renowned jersey collector who focuses on goalies, specifically Vezina winning years.  He is planning on bringing some amazing hockey history to the 2017 Game Worn Expo in Chicago and we wanted to let you know in advance, some of the incredible pieces you will be able to see!

Pictured above: 1957 Jacques Plante – worn during 1957 Stanley Cup Finals and matched to Cup-winning ceremony

1969-71 Terry Sawchuk/Gilles Villemure. Matched to both Sawchuk’s last year in the NHL (died in 1970) and Villemure’s Vezina-winning year, where he shared the award with Ed Giacomin.

1972-73 Ken Dryden – worn during second half of the year, including Stanley Cup Finals. Matched to multiple photos against Chicago in the Finals

1972-74 Doug Favell/Bernie Parent – worn by Favell in 72-73 then by Parent in 73-74. Very rare white nameplate that was used for TV games and only year it was used until the 08-09 season, if I remember correctly. Worn in regular season and first couple rounds of playoffs, where Flyers won their first Stanley Cup

1981-83 Billy Smith – worn during the playoffs of his 81-82 Vezina campaign and throughout the 82-83 season. Worn in two Stanley Cup Finals series and matched to both series. Also match to 82-83 celebration.

1984-85 Pelle Lindbergh – worn throughout most of the regular season and matched to multiple games. Pelle led the Flyers to the Finals that year and won his only Vezina. Died in November of 85.

87-88 Grant Fuhr – worn during part of the regular season and into the Stanley Cup Finals. Matched to Game 4 of the Finals when the lights went out in Boston.

We hope you are able to make it to the expo to enjoy some of this fantastic hockey history with us!

 

Everything You Need To Know About The 2017 Game Worn Expo Chicago

Date, Location, and Cost

Date/Time and Location:
April 8th, 2017
Joe’s on Weed St.
940 W Weed St, Chicago, Illinois 60642
Setup: 9am.  Start: at 10am – 3pm
Venue Pictures.

Cost: (Includes lunch.  Cash bar will be open)
$30 / Person without Table
$80 / Person with 1 Table ($35 Each additional table)
$100 / 2 Persons with 1 Table ($35 Each additional table)

Lunch and Drinks:
For our 21 and older guests, you will receive a wristband at the door.  This allows you access to the open bar serving domestic drafts, house wines, and wells and mixers from 11am – 2pm.
Lunch will be served near 11:30am as a BBQ buffet including baby back ribs, sliced brisket, salad, baked beans and cole slaw.

You MUST pre-register for a head count for lunch using the Registration Form.

Hotel Information

A group rate has been negotiated for:
Le Meridian Hotel
2100 Spring Road.
Oak Brook, IL  60523
$145/night based on double occupancy
Register Here

Reservations MUST be made before March 14th to reserve the rate.  It is a 15-20 minute commute to the venue for the expo.  Many collectors have already offered their carpooling services.

Raffle

There are two raffles at the expo this year.  There is a raffle that allows participation from anyone and a raffle for the expo attendees.  The open raffle will have a ticket drawn for each prize.  The expo raffle will allow attendees to place their tickets in a cup representing the prize they would like to win, and a winner will be selected by the prizes in the cup.

More prizes are being added to the raffles continuously.  For details on cost, prizes and to purchase your raffle tickets for the open raffle, check our our raffle article that we will keep updated until the end of the show.

Group Events

Derek Christensen of Derek Christensen Reclaimed Creations is assisting in scheduling group events for the weekend.  So far, the events being planned are:

Friday Night: Whirlyball with collectors.  There are 2 locations that are being evaluated for Whirlyball.  One is near the hotel many collectors will be staying at.  The cost will be between $30-50 an hour depending on duration and head count.  If you would like to discuss this even, please visit the Expo Event Page or Contact Us.

Saturday Night: Collectors will be organizing ticket purchases through stubhub or other similar services to attend the Frozen Four Championship game at 8PM ET.  This has been determined the most effective way to obtain tickets at a reasonable rate.  Discussions for this event can also be had on the Expo Event Page.

Sunday Night: Derek Christensen is again helping to organize a group event at the Chicago Wolves game this evening.  Tickets are anticipated to be $10 for a great AHL game.  A head count will be necessary to organize ticket count. Again, you can discuss this even on the Expo Event Page or contact Derek.

Frozen Four Events: 
Wednesday: Open Practices
Thursday: Semi-Finals
Friday: Hobey Baker Presentation

Notable Attendees

GameWorn.us
The MeiGray Group
Detroit Hockey Company
Representation from the Syracuse Crunch
Representation from the Chicago Wolves
Representation from the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose
Collectors from Germany
Collectors from Austria
Collectors from England
Collectors from the United States (CA, FL, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)

2017 Game Worn Expo Raffle Is Open

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Collectors can now purchase tickets for the 2017 Game Worn Expo Global Raffle.

The global raffle is open to all collectors, not just those attending the expo.  The cost of raffle tickets is $5 each, 5 for $20, and an extra ticket for each $20 increment afterward.  Winners of items pay actual shipping for the item which will be collected after notification of winning.  Raffle drawing will be performed live at the expo and technology permitting, live streamed.

The current list of prizes for the global raffle are as follows (More may be added):

  • 2016 Dylan Larkin Game Worn Stadium Series Pants – Donated by GameWorn.us
  • Chicago Wolves Jaskin Cream Game Worn Jersey – Donated by Chicago Wolves
  • Winnipeg Jets goalie practice jersey worn by #1 Olkinuora – Donated by Winnipeg Jets
  • 2005-2008 Detroit Red Wings Haydar Training Camp Jersey
  • Troy Milam (07/08), Andrew Campbell (09/10 – 11/12) Los Angeles Kings Green Preseason Jersey & Socks – Donated by Detroit Hockey Company
  • Peoria Rivermen Practice Jersey – Donated by The Classic Stuff
  • 07-08 Philadelphia Flyers blank official game jersey – Donated by Mike Campo
  • Taylor Chorney Chicago Wolves Game Worn Gloves – Donated by Chicago Wolves
  • 1980’s Kalamazoo Wings Game Worn helmet – Donated by Derek Christensen Reclaimed Creations
  • 1st Period game used puck against the Chicago Blackhawks on 2/10/17 – Donated by Winnipeg Jets
  • OT game used puck against the Detroit Red Wings on 12/6/16 – Donated by Winnipeg Jets
  • Hobey Baker Winners Autographed Photo Lot – Donated by Derek Christensen Reclaimed Creations
  • Oates and Neely Auto Photo Lot – Donated by Derek Christensen Reclaimed Creations
  • Chelios Autographed Atlanta Thrashers Photo – Donated by Derek Christensen Reclaimed Creations
  • Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay Auto Photo Lot – Donated by Derek Christensen Reclaimed Creations
  • Hawks Auto Puck Lot, announcers: Pat Foley, Darren Pang, Troy Murray – Donated by Derek Christensen Reclaimed Creations
  • Phil Rauch and Matt Krug Toledo Walleye Pink Auto Puck – Donated by GameWorn.us
  • Peter Leblac Toledo Walleye Pink Auto Puck – Donated by GameWorn.us
  • WMU Frank Slubowski and Danny DeKeyser auto photo lot – Donated by Derek Christensen Reclaimed Creations
  • Matt Irwin San Jose Sharks Autographed Puck – Donated by GameWorn.us
  • Marc-Édouard Vlasic San Jose Sharks Autographed Puck – Donated by GameWorn.us
  • 1980 Lake Placid Souvenier Puck – Donated by GameWorn.us
  • James Reimer San Jose Sharks Pull Over Jacket – Donated by Paul Rank
  • Pair of Carter Hutton San Jose Sharks Training Camp Nameplates – Donated by GameWorn.us
  • Winnipeg Jets Hockey Fights Cancer T-Shirt a worn by #91 Burmistrov – Donated by Winnipeg Jets
  • San Jose Sharks Teal Socks – Donated by Paul Rank
  • San Jose Sharks White Socks – Donated by Paul Rank

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Chicago Expo

2017 Chicago Game Worn Expo, April 8th, 2017 at Joe’s on Weed St.

13932332_10209206778980611_2017617323_o10) This is a one-off pop-up event. This event has never happened and will never happen again. It was selected because:
9) Its over Frozen Four weekend. This gives you another great hockey event to attend while you are in the great city of:
8) Chicago. Whether you have been there or not, there is always something to see or do like
7) Whirlyball with collectors on the night before the expo. This interesting game was recommended by one of our
6) Collectors native to the Chicago area. These collectors will know all the best spots and recommendations in their city which will be helpful to our
5) Overseas collectors. Its not often that you will have the opportunity to meet so many collectors from overseas in person, luckily many of them will be attending the expo as well as other great
4) Vendors. With great vendors like Detroit Hockey Company and MeiGray and more, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet the great people that bring us great items like the ones found in our
3) Raffle. There will be a global raffle and an attendance only raffle which attendees can put their tickets in the bucket they would like throughout the event, including
2) Lunch. A great BBQ lunch spread will be included in the ticket price of the expo. Expos can be long and often span over lunch time. Instead of fending for yourself, you can enjoy a great meal with all the other
1) Attendees. There was plenty of notice for this pop-up event allowing the maximum amount of opportunity for collectors from all over the world to attend this great event.

You can register today for the expo and book your hotel.  You can even stay on top of all the new expo news on Facebook.

Organizing Roommates for the 2017 Game Worn Expo Chicago

mer3870gr-157929_lgOne of our collectors has set up a facebook group to help organize room splitting for the 2017 Game Worn Expo Chicago.  This will allow registrants that need hotels to double up on occupancy to save some expenses on the weekend.

Make your hotel reservations via the link below only, at the Le Meridian Hotel, in Oak Brook, IL, 20 minutes from the expo venue.
We will be car pooling to and from the hotel.

2017 Game Worn Expo Raffle Prize Addition

New prizes are being added to the 2017 Game Worn Expo prize list continuously.  These prizes are being donated by great companies and collectors.  After the costs of the expo are covered, the proceeds will begin to be allocated to various charities.

Recently, Dylan Larkin’s Stadium Series pants have been added to the raffle.  Raffle tickets will be going on sale at least 30 days prior to the show.  If you would like to be a contributor to the raffle, please contact us to make arrangements.