Saturday, December 2, 2017

2003-04 Adam Foote Road Set 2 (MeiGray)

This is Adam Foote's game worn set 2 road sweater from the 2003-04 season.  The sweater exhibits great wear with several stick/puck marks, unrepaired holes and heavy inner pilling.. Foote wore this sweater in the 2nd half of the season and into the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs.. 

Several photo-matches have been found for this sweater.. Foote left the Avalanche after this season for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Foote would later return to the Avalanche to close out his great career.  Foote is a two time Stanley Cup winner with the Avalanche and his #52 is retired in the rafters at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.  Many thanks to my good friend and fellow Avalanche collector Jay Vean for giving me the opportunity to add this beautiful Adam Foote gamer to my Avalanche game worn jersey collection.. Jay is a great friend and an asset to the hobby.



MeiGray Set Tag for 2003-04 Season
Here is a photo of Foote wearing the sweater in the 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs vs Dallas Stars

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2011-12 Gabriel Landeskog Set 1 Home Rookie Season (MeiGray)

This is Gabriel Landeskog's Set 1 home sweater from the 2011-12 season in which Landeskog was a rookie.. Landeskog wore this sweater in 13 home games from the beginning of the season, through November 30, 2011.  He did not score in this sweater, but he had 4 assists.  Landy had a stellar rookie season scoring 22 goals and 30 assists for 52 points.  The following season, Landeskog becomes the youngest captain in the history of the NHL at 19.9 years old.  This sweater exhibits great wear with several team repairs on both sleeves and heavy interior pilling.  Landeskog represents part of the young core of the Colorado Avalanche and I am extremely lucky to have added one of his rookie sweaters to my collection.. 



 The photos below are of Landeskog wearing this sweater in home games up until 11/30/11 Several photo matches are apparent with the team repairs on both sleeves of the sweater




Friday, September 22, 2017

2015-16 Gabriel Landeskog Stadium Series (MeiGray/NHL)

This is Gabriel Landeskog's Stadium Series game worn jersey from the 2016 Coors Light Stadium Series game vs Detroit Red Wings.  The game was played on February 27th, 2016 at Coors Field in Denver, CO. Landeskog wore this sweater in period 2 of the game. The sweater exhibits light wear,, as to be expected from a sweater that was worn in only 1 period.  The players wore different sweaters in each of the 3 periods of the game and a 4th set was worn for warmups. Captain Landeskog factored in on 2 of the Colorado Avalanche goals with assists. The Red Wings defeated the Avalanche 5-3 on a very memorable night in Denver, Colorado.  I am glad to have acquired this amazing game worn sweater to remember this night by..   

 The beautiful Stadium Series patch adorns the right shoulder of the sweater
 MeiGray game worn tagging for the stadium series sweater
A photo of Landeskog wearing this sweater during the 2nd period of action at Coors Field

Saturday, June 10, 2017

2016-17 JT Compher Set 2 Home (KSE/Avalanche)

This is JT Compher's set 2 home sweater from his rookie season with the Avalanche.  This sweater has a great story behind it and is quite special.. I would imagine that he would perhaps want this jersey down the road so we will see.. Compher scored his 1st NHL goal against the Detroit Redwings in this sweater on March 15th, 2017 at the Pepsi Center.  It also happened to be the game winning goal as the Avs went on to defeat the Wings 3-1. The rookie sweater consists of very good game use consisting of board burns and several team repairs.  This is the last set of Reebok Edge 2.0 Avs' sweaters as the league is switching to Adidas next season.  We may see a style change with regards to the Avalanche sweaters. 

JT Compher is one of the top Avs young players to emerge in 2016-17 season.  He projects to be a solid third line center for the Avs for years to come. 

The 100th NHL anniversary patch adorns the right sleeve of the sweater
Here is a photo match of the sweater in action against the Ottawa Senators on March 11th, 2017. Photo matched to the repairs on the left arm of the sweater
 Here is a photo of Compher's celebration of his 1st NHL goal with a dousing of water from Captain Gabriel Landeskog.

Friday, April 28, 2017

2016-17 Mikko Rantanen Alt 3rd Set 1 (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Mikko Rantanen's 2016-17 Alternate Set 1 sweater (rookie season).  The sweater was worn in 11 games from 10/28/2016 through 2/21/2017.  Rantanen scored 1 goal and added 2 assists for 3 points in this sweater.. The goal coming on 2/21/17 vs the LA Kings.  The sweater exhibits nice game wear with scuffing on the crest, pilling, board burns and one team repair one the left sleeve.  In an otherwise disappointing season for the Colorado Avalanche that saw them win just 22 games, Rantanen was one of the true bright spots representing the bright future of the Colorado Avalanche.

 The beautiful 100th NHL anniversary patch adorns the right sleeve of sweater
 2016-17 Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Set Tag 
Here are two photo matches of Rantanen wearing this sweater during the 2016-17 season


Monday, March 13, 2017

2005-06 Dan Hinote Set 1 Alternate (MeiGray)

This is Dan Hinote's Set 1 Alternate 3rd sweater for the 2005-06 season.  This is without a doubt one of my favorite Avalanche sweaters in my collection.. 2005-06 turned out to be Hinote's last season with the Avs before moving on to the St. Louis Blues.  He scored 5 goals and added 8 assists that year.  Hinote's best years were with the Colorado Avalanche.  He won the Stanley Cup with the team in 2000-01 season.  This sweater has very light use.. A couple of marks and a burn on the right shoulder which is photo matched.




Here is a photo of Hinote wearing the sweater in November of 2005 at the Pepsi Center

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2016-17 Nathan MacKinnon Set 1 Home (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Nathan MacKinnon's Set 1 Home jersey from the 2016-17 season.  This is the 21 yr old MacKinnon's 1st home sweater as an alternate captain on the Avalanche.  He wore this sweater in games where he was named an alternate captain by Coach Bednar from September 28th-December 31st 2016.  Mackinnon had 2 goals and 5 assists in this sweater as there were home games that he didn't wear the A on the chest.


 Here are two photos of MacKinnon wearing the sweater in games in the 1st half of the 2016-17 season before all NHL teams added the 100th Anniversary NHL patch