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.
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.
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.