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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2015-16 Francois Beauchemin Set 1 Home (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Francois Beauchemin's Set 1 home sweater from the 2015-16 season.  The Colorado Avalanche hockey club was celebrating their 20th anniversary season and all of the Avalanche' sweaters had the 20th anniversary commemorative patch adorning the right chest of the sweater. The jersey exhibits some puck marks and a sizable team repair on left sleeve. The jersey has been photo matched.  The Beauchemin sweater also has a customized reinforced collar.  Beauchemin wore this Set 1 sweater from the start of the season October 1st, 2015 through December 31st, 2015. 

 Colorado Avalanche 20th Anniversary Patch
2014-15 Set 1 Tag
 Here are two photos of Beauchemin wearing this sweater in Colorado 12/2015. The marks on the 20th Anniversary patch are matched above

Saturday, December 17, 2016

2005-06 Dan Hinote Set 2 Road (MeiGray)

This is Dan Hinote's Set 2 road sweater from the 2005-06 10th anniversary season.  Very good wear on this sweater with several puck and stick marks throughout..  The Avs sweater has the Avalanche's 10th anniversary patch adorning the right chest. This is a later 6100 style Reebok jersey.  A very nice example of a game sweater of a very popular Stanley Cup winning Avalanche player.  I was very happy to add this sweater to my Avalanche game worn jersey collection. 

The Colorado Avalanche 10th Anniversary patch 
 Here is Hinote wearing the sweater in a road game vs. New Jersey Devils in 2006.

Monday, August 29, 2016

2012-13 Gabriel Landeskog Road Set 1 (MeiGray)

This is Gabriel Landeskog's Set 1 road sweater from the strike shortened season of 2012-13.  This sweater is his 1st captain's jersey available to collectors. Landy kept his 1st captain's sweater from opening night against the Minnesota Wild. He wore this sweater in all road games up to March 14, 2013. The sweater shows great wear as the Avs only issued two sets to the players during the strike year.. Despite keeping his captain debut sweater, Landy wore this sweater for 8 road games, recording 1 goal and 3 assists while averaging close to 19 minutes of ice time in those games... The sweater has great wear and exhibits several team repairs and a nice puck mark on the crest which must of happened late in the last game that he wore the sweater in Minnesota on March 14, 2013 as I cannot track down a photo match for the puck mark... I was able to photo match the crease in the sweater below the collar and a team repair on the right elbow as is evident in the photos below.. This is a great game worn sweater from the Avalanche captain.. Landeskog is my favorite Avs player and I am very happy to have one of his coveted sweaters in my collection. 

 The Three photos below are of Landeskog wearing this sweater in the strike shortened 2012-13 season

Friday, March 25, 2016

2015-16 Cody McLeod Stadium Series (MeiGray/NHL)

This is Cody McLeod'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.  The Red Wings defeated the Avalanche 5-3.  McLeod wore this jersey during the 1st period of the game.  He registered a 4 minute double minor penalty during the first period.  The jersey is in pristine condition.  This is to be expected from a jersey worn for only 1 period.  It was a such a memorable experience and I am thrilled to own a game worn jersey from this outdoor game from one of my favorite Avalanche players
 The Alternate Captain's A is affixed to the left chest of the sweater
 The 2016 NHL Stadium Series Colorado patch adorns the right shoulder of the sweater
 Here is a photo of McLeod wearing the jersey during the 1st Period of the game. He is checking Gustav Nyquist of the Red Wings