Thursday, November 19, 2015

2015-16 Gabe Landeskog NHL Media Week Worn (MeiGray)

This is Gabe Landeskog's sweater that was worn during the NHL Media Week in Toronto in September 2015.  It features the new look design Avs sweaters with the State of Colorado C on the shoulders replacing the Yeti foot and the Avs' 20th Anniversary season patch adorns the left side of the sweater.  The new game sweater also features the softer felt NHL logo on the collar.. I am excited to be the first Avs collector to own a game issued new style sweater.  Sweater has MeiGray tags and LOA from NHL.  It came signed by Landy on the back of the sweater. 

 The 20th Anniversary Patch
Photos of Landeskog wearing the sweater NHL during media tour week



Thursday, August 27, 2015

2012-13 Milan Hejduk Set 2 Road (MeiGray)

This is Milan Hejduk's Set 2 road sweater from the 2012-13 season.  The sweater is mostly pristine with a stick mark on the right sleeve and some minor pilling.  This strike shortened season would prove to be Hejduk's last in his great career.  Hejduk was one of the greatest players ever to play for Avalanche organization.. Hejduk played 1020 games in an Avalanche sweater scoring 375 goals, 430 assists for 805 points. Hejduk is the 2nd leading scorer in Avalanche history, only behind Joe Sakic.  He won the Stanley Cup with the Avs in 2001.  This sweater has some nice history behind it.  Hejduk was wearing this jersey in Calgary on March 27, 2013 when he registered his last point of his career assisting on a Ryan O'Reilly goal. 
 The alternate captain's A adorns the left chest of the sweater.
This is Hejduk wearing the sweater on 3/27/13 vs. Calgary Flames

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2011-12 Matt Duchene Road Set 1 (MeiGray)

This is Matt Duchene's road game worn sweater set 1 from the 2011-12 season. It was his second season as a pro and with the Colorado Avalanche.  The sweater has been photo matched several times to the numerous team repairs and stick mark on the torso of the jersey.  It was hardly a sophomore slump for Dutchy as he scored 27 goals and added 40 assists for 67 points, many of those points while wearing this sweater.. I look forward to many more years of Dutchy flying around the ice and scoring goals for the Avalanche.

 The photos below are three clear photo matches of Duchene wearing the sweater during the 2011-12 regular season.  The stick mark on front of jersey and team repairs on sleeves are clearly visible..


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2009-10 Paul Stastny Set 3 Home (Playoffs) MeiGray

This is Paul Stastny's home jersey from the 2009-10 Stanley Cup playoffs. It exhibits good use from the playoff round vs. the San Jose Sharks.. There are a few board burns and stick mark throughout.. The collar was torn in a group scuffle with the Sharks during the series which has been photo matched. Stastny wore the sweater in games 3, 4 and 6 at the Pepsi Center registering 1 goal in game 4 and 1 assist in game 6.. The Avalanche lost the series to the Sharks in 6 games.

 Unrepaired collar damage
 Stastny wearing the Sweater in game 3 photo matched to the loose whiskers on sleeves
 Joe Thornton causing the collar damage to the Stastny sweater in Game 3

1998-99 Greg deVries Set IV home (Playoffs)

This is Greg deVries game issued set 4 playoff sweater from the 1998-99 playoffs..  This sweater is very pristine and most likely a backup jersey and was never worn in the playoffs so it the Avalanche LOA labels this as "team issued".  "Set IV" is written inside the collar on the Starter tag by the equipment manager.  The thing that makes this jersey so special and rare is that the Columbine High School memorial patch adorns the left sleeve.  The Avs wore these special patches in the Stanley Cup playoffs that year to honor the victims of the Columbine High School tragedy.  These Avs "CHS" patched playoff sweaters are very sought after by Avs collectors and have disappeared into collections.  This is a very special sweater to me in my Avs collection.

 The Columbine High School memorial patch that was placed on the sleeve to honor the victims of the Columbine shooting.  Worn only in the 1999 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Monday, August 24, 2015

1996-97 Adam Deadmarsh Road Set 2 (GameWorn.Net)

This is Adam Deadmarsh's (Deader) set 2 road set from the 1996-97 season.  The sweater exhibits very good game use.. Board burns, stick and puck marks and two very nice team repairs.  These Starter Avs era jerseys are very sought after and difficult to obtain especially from the star players on the team.  I unfortunately have not been successful as yet in photo matching this wonderful sweater from the beloved Avalanche player.. Any help would be much appreciated. 

 This is Deader from the 1996-97 campaign wearing an Avalanche road sweater.  Not a coveted photo match unfortunately
 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2000-01 Chris Drury Road Set 1 (MeiGray) (Game Worn.Net)

This is Chris Drury's game worn sweater from the Colorado Avalanche's Stanley Cup winning season of 2000-2001. It is his Set 1 road Koho sweater from the season. The jersey  exhibits very good game use, team repairs and stick and puck marks.. The sweater has customized sleeves for Drury and the 2001 NHL All Star patch adorns the right chest of the sweater. Drury was a fan favorite in Colorado as he was known for his clutch goal scoring, especially in the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Drury went on later to play for the Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres and eventually wore the captain's C for the New York Rangers.

 The sweater has the 2001 NHL All Star Game patch as well as the Colorado Avalanche Set 1 tag in the rear hem of the sweater. 

This is a photo of Drury wearing this sweater early in the 2000-01 NHL season