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!

 

What Happens To The Jerseys Missing From Special Event Auctions?

s-l1600Naturally, they get destroyed.  Thanks to big money deals between the NHL and card companies like Upper Deck, if you were waiting to bid on your favorite players jersey at auction after the special event, such as the Stadium Series, if your player is one of the lucky 5 to be selected to fulfill “other commitments”, that jersey gets destroyed.

Taking a look at previous auctions for the Stadium Series last year, Chicago, Colorado, Detroit and Minnesota, the following players were omitted from the auctions:

Andrew Shaw, Chicago Blackhawks
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks
Trevor van Riemsdyk, Chicago Blackhawks

Jared Spurgeon, Minnesota Wild
Nino Niederreiter, Minnesota Wild
Ryan Carter, Minnesota Wild
Thomas Vanek, Minnesota Wild
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild

Erik Johnson, Colorado Avalanche
Francois Beauchemin, Colorado Avalanche
Nick Holden, Colorado Avalanche
Jarome Iginla, Colorado Avalanche
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings
Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings
Luke Glendening, Detroit Red Wings
Mike Green, Detroit Red Wings
Riley Sheahan, Detroit Red Wings

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)