Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2020-21 Bowen Byram Reverse Retro Set Rookie Season (KSE)

This is Bowen Byram's reverse retro Avalanche/Nordiques game worn sweater from the outdoor game at Lake Tahoe vs the Vegas Golden Knights on February 20th 2021, at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, Nevada. The game was delayed after 1 period of play due to a tremendous amount of sun glare and poor ice conditions.  The game resumed later that night with the Avalanche winning the game 3-2. 

Bowen wore this beautiful retro Nordiques sweater in period 3. The sweater is technically a rookie sweater of Byram's.  The sweater exhibits very little wear, typical for being worn in just one period.  Byram was selected 4th overall in the 2019 NHL draft and is expected to be a staple on the Avs' blue line for years to come.. I am so very excited to add one of these rare reverse retro game worn sweaters to my collection. 

Bowen Byram has signed the back of sweater on the 4
Set Tag indicating 3rd Period

Saturday, April 17, 2021

2013-14 Alex Tanguay Set 1 Home Sweater (MeiGray)

This is Alex Tanguay's set 1 burgundy home sweater from his return to the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14. The sweater has been matched to loose threads on front of the shirt to early games in the season. Very light wear consisting of a few small board burns on the sleeves. Tanguay scored 1 goal and added 5 assists in 6 games while wearing this home sweater at the Pepsi Center.  It was a season to forget for Tanguay as he was injured for most of the 2013-14 season. 

I am always happy to add another game worn sweater from this Avs legend and Stanley Cup champion...

MeiGray Set Tag in hem

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

2003-04 Peter Forsberg Road Set 3/SC Playoffs (MeiGray) HHOF

This is Peter Forsberg's Set 3/SC Playoffs away game worn sweater from the 2003-04 season. This Foppa sweater exhibits exceptional game use with numerous stick and puck marks throughout, board burns, paint transfer as well as heavy pilling.. Foppa was injured for a big chunk of this campaign but he was certainly a productive player when in the lineup.. This set 3 road sweater was worn from 3/16/04 through 5/2/04.  It was worn for 11 games total, including the Stanley Cup playoffs.. Foppa scored 2 goals and added 9 assists for 11 points in this sweater. I was very excited to add this amazing sweater of Peter Forsberg to my collection. An all time Avs' great and hockey hall of famer!!!

Wear on left sleeve matched to several Getty photos and Hockey News magazine
MeiGray Set tag in rear hem of sweater
Below are three spot on photo matches during the Stanley Cup playoffs vs Dallas Stars during the 2004 playoffs

Friday, January 29, 2021

2020-21 Gabriel Landeskog Opening Night Set (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Gabriel Landeskog's opening night Colorado Avalanche game sweater worn on January 13th, 2021 at Ball Arena vs St. Louis Blues.   The Avs didn't start off their COVID shortened season all that well losing to the rival Blues, 4-1. The captain wore this sweater in the game and logged 18:55 of ice time in it and was a plus/minus -3 :( .. The jersey has some decent photomatch-able wear despite being worn for one game.. Marks on the crest, loose whiskers and glue residue were all photomatched.  The 25th anniversary patch adorns the left chest and the sweaters were all signed by the player who wore it.

The 25th Anniversary season Avalanche patch
Photomatched glue residue on left arm
Opening night Set Tag on rear hem, with player's name, number and hometown. Cutting Edge Sports is again the customizer for this season and JC Ihrig, The Avs' equipment manager has signed the fight strap
The three photos below are clear photo matches to the sweater worn by Captain Landy on opening night

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

2001-02 Steven Reinprecht Set 1 Alternate (MeiGray)

 This is Steven Reinprecht's Set 1 Alternate sweater from the 2001-02 Season.. Rhino is a Stanley Cup champion with the Avalanche in 2001... He played 3 seasons with the Avalanche scoring 40 goals and 64 assists for 104 points... This is the original burgundy third set that the Avalanche unveiled in the 2001-02 season. This sweater exhibits nice game wear with several board burns, stick and puck marks as well as customized collar laces..

Thursday, December 17, 2020

2017-18 Samuel Girard Global Series Set Rookie (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Sam Girard's Global Series home set that he wore against the Ottawa Senators on November 9th, 2017 in the NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden.  This sweater is the new Adidas style on ice sweater.  This sweater is mostly pristine as would be expected from a one game worn sweater. This is the first road sweater that Girard wore for the Avalanche as he was just traded to the Avs from the Nashville Predators. The Avalanche lost this game in OT 4-3 on an overtime goal by Mark Stone..

2017 Sweden NHL Global Series Patch

100th Patch adorns right sleeve

Friday, December 11, 2020

2012-13 Gabriel Landeskog Set 1 Home (MeiGray)

This is Gabriel Landeskog's Set 1 home game worn sweater from the strike shortened 2012-13 season.. This sweater is Landeskog's first home captain's sweater! The sweater exhibits decent game wear,, will some trauma to the collar, paint transfer and board burns as well as two stick marks on the left arm numbers.  The sweater has been photo matched in several home games in January-March 2013.  Landeskog was wearing the sweater on on March 8th, 2013 when the Avalanche ended the Chicago Blackhawks 24 game win streak. I was at this game and it was amazing with the Avs' fans chanting "Streak is Over" overwhelming the many Blackhawks fans in attendance.. I ve have made it a focus to collect my favorite player's sweaters so I am obviously very excited to add another Captain Landeskog game worn sweater to my collection. 

The Stick marks are prevalent on the left arm of the sweater and has been photomatched several times.
MeiGray Set Tag on inside hem of sweater
Here are four spot on photomatches of the sweater in game action.