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.

ECHL Team Offers 17 Jerseys, Line Starts 12+ Hours Prior

ToledoWalleye2014003The Toledo Walleye are offering 17 game worn jerseys starting at 11am Saturday, August 12th.  7 White jerseys and 10 Black jerseys.  To see the list, click here.  Jerseys are one per person.

Reports are coming in from social media that the line started on Friday at 9PM.  As of 5AM Saturday, there were 6 people.  Reports are that the first person in line is after the Jeff Lerg and the next person wants the Tyson Spink.

12+ Hours to wait to get your single selection of an ECHL team’s jersey.  What do you think?

Game Worn Radio: Protecting Your Collection and Game Issue Values

On this episode we talked about the measures we take when protecting our collection from fire, water, and theft. What would you do if you lost everything? Would you rebuild?

We also discussed the varying values of game issued jerseys.

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New Inventory of Syracuse Crunch Jerseys

Did you get what you wanted from the Syracuse Crunch 2016-17 Game Worn Jersey Auction?  If not, we have you covered.  Here is a sneak preview of what we will be listing on our website soon.  Cant wait til it gets listed to purchase?  Contact us.

Diamonds and Clubs Draft Grab Bag

The Diamonds and Clubs Draft Grab Bag of game worn and film worn jerseys is presented by Rick Michels of gamewornhockey.net and Larry Pelliccioni of the Classic Stuff.

Spots are $199.00 each plus shipping* and are available immediately by contacting larry@theclassicstuff.com

Upon receipt of payment you will be assigned a card from either a diamond suit or a club suit.  On an upcoming broadcast of Game Worn Radio, Derek Whitaker the host of the show will shuffle a deck of 26 cards, 13 diamonds and 13 clubs.  Depending on the card drawn, Larry and Rick will look at who was assigned the card drawn and look at the lowest number on their draft list and they win the appropriate jersey of their choosing.

A similar promotion to this was held at MeiGray in 2016 with the first 7 drawn wound up with their first choice.

Along with your payment you will be asked to fill out a form containing all jerseys that are offered and you rank them from 1-26 based on preferences and then stand by and watch as the draft develops.

To secure integrity, Derek will not know in advance who drew what card.  Winners however will be announced on his show as part of the live event!  Jerseys to the winners will be mailed out within 48 hours of the event.  If the jersey has an loa and not all do, it will be included in the package.  Shipping to a US address is $15.00 via USPS with signature confirmation.  Shipping to Canada is $25.00 via USPS but they will not allow shipping confirmation there. 

Game Worn Radio: Barry Meisel and the Las Vegas Golden Knights Game Worn Program

This week we had the pleasure of having Barry Meisel of The Meigray Group to talk about the Las Vegas Golden Knights game worn jersey program and a little bit about the practices and insights Barry had to offer on the hobby as a whole.

We asked the tough questions we did not expect to get answered but Barry wouldnt get tripped up.  He was not afraid to answer any question that came his way.

Finally, we were able to announce an upcoming grab bag joint venture by The Classic Stuff and gamewornhockey.net.  We will have more information on this offering and how you can reserve your entry in the next coming days.

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2016-17 Syracuse Crunch Auction


The 2016-17 Syracuse Crunch game worn auction is currently active.  Now is your chance on bidding on jerseys worn during the regular season and Calder Cup playoffs.

The blue jerseys were worn at home through the 3rd round of the playoffs.  These will not have the Calder Cup patch.

The white jerseys were worn for away games through the 3rd round of the playoffs and then once more for game 2 of the Calder Cup finals.  This means that many of the white jerseys will contain the Calder Cup patch.  Some jerseys, even though prepared with the patch may not have been worn for the finals game 2.  In order to check if a specific jersey was worn in game 2, check the game summary.

Of the Calder Cup finals blue game 4 & 5, and Calder Cup finals white game 6, some were gifted and some were retained by the players.  For your best shot at the player of your choice for a 2016-17 Crunch game worn jersey, you will want to make sure you bid in the auction.