Thursday, June 25, 2020

2000-01 Milan Hejduk Set 2 Road (Avalanche Team LOA) Stanley Cup Season

This is Milan "The Duke" Hejduk's game worn sweater from the Avalanche's Stanley Cup winning season of 2000-01. The Duke had a great season statistically.. scoring 41 goals and notching 38 assists.. Hejduk also represented the Colorado Avalanche in the All Star game.

 The 2001 NHL All Star game patch adorns the right chest of the gamer
 Photomatch of the sweater in a hockey card

This is a photo match of Hejduk wearing this sweater vs the NY Rangers during the 2000-01 season.

1999-00 Alex Tanguay Set 2 Home Rookie Season (Avalanche Team LOA)

This is Alex Tanguay's set 2 home sweater (rookie season) from 1999-2000 season. Tanguay enjoyed a fine rookie campaign for the Avalanche notching 17 goals and 34 assists for 51 points.  This sweater exhibits fabulous wear throughout and is a great representation of the Pro Player mesh sweaters that the Avalanche wore for 1 season.. 

 The 2000 NHL millennium patch adorns the right chest of the sweater
 Set 2 marking on fight strap with initials of someone,, maybe the equipment manager?

Photomatched Hockey card of Tanguay wearing the sweater. Stick marks on the 4 on sleeve and mark on the chest of sweater

Friday, May 29, 2020

2000 Milan Hejduk Toronto All Star jersey (acquired indirectly from Avalanche organization through a collector)

This is a Milan Hejduk 2000 Allstar game jersey that was worn in the media photo shoot at a minimum.  Not 100% entirely sure as I have heard differences of opinion on the sweater and how it was worn, but it was media shoot worn at a minimum, confirmed by good sources. Milan assisted on Pavol Demitra's 3rd period goal in the game.. The world team triumphed over North America 9-4. The Duke has also signed the sweater in black sharpie on the back.

2000 Toronto NHL All Star Game Patch 
 Numerical serial number patch on fight strap, typical of all star game sweaters of that era

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

2019-20 Erik Johnson Set 2 Home (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Erik Johnson's 2019-20 set 2 home sweater worn in home games from 12/19/19 through 3/11/20. The sweater was also worn on the Avs' road trip to California on 2/21/20 and 2/22/20 vs the Ducks and Kings. EJ registered 3 points while wearing this sweater... The sweater exhibits excellent game use with multiple team repairs, burns and marks thoughout and has been photo matched numerous times. This sweater was worn the night of the infamous COVID game vs. the NY Rangers where the league shut down after the game because of the pandemic. EJ has been a defensive stalwart and leader for the Avalanche for many seasons. I am very happy to add one the "Condors" game worn sweaters to my collection.

Fight strap with equipment manager JC Ihrig's signature and date that the game worn sweater was retired.
2019-20 Set 2 Set Tag
Team repairs and burns on both sleeves of sweater

Johnson wearing the sweater in a game vs Anaheim Ducks on 2/21/20. The stickmark on the 6 and team repairs on the elbows are very noticeable 
The Alternate Captain's A displayed prominently on the left side of the chest of the sweater

Monday, March 30, 2020

2010-11 Milan Hejduk Set 1 Alternate (MeiGray)

This is Milan Hejduk's alternate set 1 game worn sweater from the 2010-11 season..

2010-11 MeiGray Set Tag
This is a photo of Hejduk wearing the sweater during a game at the Pepsi Center in Denver CO in the fall of 2010

Friday, March 6, 2020

2019-20 Nikita Zadorov Stadium Series Period 1 (NHL/Fanatics)

This is Nikita Zadorov's 2020 NHL Stadium Series Period 1 game worn sweater.. This Big Z sweater displays very light use which is typical for these one period worn outdoor game sweaters.. However, there is one massive board burn/hole in right elbow which I was able to photomatch multiple times which is a rarity with these outdoor sweaters.. The Avalanche certainly did not play well in this game and wound up losing 3-1 to the LA Kings powered by Tyler Toffoli's hat trick.
Although I was one of the many fans that did not have a positive experience at this event, I am very excited to add this sweater to my collection.. This controversial sweater is much nicer in person than in photos in my opinion.. The burgundy and sky blue really pop on the sweater.. The sweater will certainly go down as an important piece of Colorado Avalanche history. 

The very nice Air Force Academy SS patch adorns the right shoulder of the game sweater
Colorado Avalanche Stadium Series Team Set Tag,Fanatics Set Tag and Period 1 written on fightstrap in sharpie

Here are two spot on photomatches of Big Z wearing the sweater in the first period of the game. The unprepared burn hole is clearly visible in the photos 

Friday, February 7, 2020

2019-20 Nazem Kadri Set 1 Road (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Nazem Kadri's Set 1 Road jersey from the 2019-20 season. This sweater displays fantastic wear with 1/2 dozen team repairs and has numerous burns and marks throughout.  Photomatches were a cinch with this sweater. I was able to find over a dozen.  There's some nice history behind this game worn sweater as well.. Kadri returned to Toronto to face his former team and was wearing this sweater in the contest.  "Nazty Naz" tallied 6 goals and 4 assists for 10 points in the sweater.  This is the 2nd game worn sweater that I have purchased from the team that is customized by Cutting Edge Sports, the Avalanche's new team customizer. 

New Cutting Edge Sports Set tags in 2019-20 sweaters along with the equipment managers signature on the fight strap below
Photomatched repairs during game action