How Reliable is Authenticity Verification

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When you purchase a jersey, you want to make sure its authentic, right?  The only way to be 100% sure that the item you are purchasing is authentic is to research it yourself or view the research done by a reputable part, with evidence!

MeiGray supplies us with a great resource in their population reports.  It is a document that contains the serial numbers stitched in the jersey along with the information with the jersey including player, set, team, size, and other various notes.

Data systems are only as good as the data provided to them.  This begs the question, what data can you trust? 

This year, we have seen some new developments when it comes to special event jerseys.  We have seen inconsistencies in the representation of items being pre-sold or auctions, as in the case with the World Cup of Hockey jerseys where jerseys were marketed and sold without identifying their wear dates allowing the switch of sets among various purchase platforms.  The purchase, whether auction or sale, did not know if their purchase would be for a 1 period or multi-game jersey and in many cases this was not disclosed until delivery.

Game Worn Radio: Expos, Raffle, Authentication Trust

On this episode we discussed the past weeks NOVA expo, the upcoming Chicago expo and the raffles being held at the expo.  We also discussed an upcoming article regarding the trust placed in companies offering authentication verification.

Additionally, we try to convince Marco that “Happy wife, happy life” only starts after marriage and we try to convince her to allow him to attend the Chicago expo.

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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!