Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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.