Monday, October 17, 2022

1998-99 Milan Hejduk Set 4/Playoffs Road (Rookie Season)

This is Milan Hejduk's set 4 road playoff game worn jersey from the 1999 Western Conference Playoffs.. Photomatched to the series vs Detroit Redwings

More Details of the jersey to follow in the coming days.. 

The Columbine High School Memorial Patch embroidered to left sleeve of sweater
SET IV written in marker on Starter tag by Avalanche equipment manager

Hejduk in action in this  sweater vs the Detroit Redwings in the 1999 Western Conference playoffs.. Photomatch of the stick mark on the 3.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

2021-22 Devon Toews Stanley Cup Finals Home Set (KSC/Avalanche)

This is Devon Toews home burgundy Stanley Cup Finals sweater worn in games 1 and 2 of the 2022 Stanley Cup finals vs Tampa Bay Lightning.  Toewser registered one assist in this sweater in Game 2 of the Finals assisting on a goal from Andre Burakovsky.  The Avalanche beat the Lightning 7-0. 

The sweater exhibits some light board burns and some pilling in the hem.  I was able to conclusively photo match the jersey to the loose thread on the Stanley Cup Finals patch.  I am extremely excited to add ab historic Cup winning sweater to my Avalanche collection.  Enjoy the summer everyone and as always, GO AVS GO! 

The beautiful 2022 Stanley Cup Finals patch adorns the right chest of the sweater
2022 Stanley Cup Finals Set Tag makes it official
Here is a photo match of the jersey during Game 2 of the finals

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2000-01 Adam Foote Set 2 Road (Avalanche LOA)

This is Adam Foote's Set 2 road game worn sweater from the 2000-01 Stanley Cup Championship season with the Colorado Avalanche. This is my 4th game worn jersey from the Avs' championship team of 2001.  The sweater consists of some very nice wear, including stick marks, unprepared holes and burns. The sweater has yet to be photo matched but I continue to look.  Always a good day to add another Avalanche Stanley Cup champion to the collection and as always,,, GOAVSGO!

The beautiful 2001 NHL All Star patch adorns the right chest of the Foote sweater

Monday, April 4, 2022

2021-22 Gabriel Landeskog Set 2 Road (KSC/Avalanche)

This is Gabriel Landeskog's Set 2 game worn road sweater from the 2021-22 season... It was the first set of road jerseys available to the hobby with the blue numbers and burgundy letter font on the nameplate. This is also the new Adidas Prime Green. Set 1 was kept by the players I was told.  This sweater exhibits very nice game wear and I was able to match the sweater to several games but most notably at Vegas on February 17th 2022.  The captain was having a great season and scored 5 times in this jersey and added 2 assists between December 19th of 2021 and February 21st of 2022.  We had  another unfortunate COVID pause in the league while these sweaters were being worn. I am extremely pleased to add another Captain Landeskog game worn sweater to my collection! Im hoping that this is the year that they put it all together and win the Stanley Cup! Happy collecting everyone, and as always, GO Avs GO! 

Several stick and puck marks present on the front of the sweater
Colorado Avalanche 2021-22 Set 2 Tag stitched in to the hem with JC Ihrig's signature and date the sweater was taken out of circulation, makes things official.

A few photomatched pictures from Vegas Knights game on 2/17/22. The Captain scored a goal in the Avs' victory that night..  

Friday, March 18, 2022

2021-22 Cale Makar Home Pride Night Set (KSC/Avalanche)

This is Cale Makar’s game worn sweater from Pride Night at Ball Arena on March 5th, 2022. The Avalanche wore this special issue set for 1 night to celebrate gay equality, unity and hockey for all. The Avs hosted the Calgary Flames who were the hottest team in the league of late. This was a great, playoff style hockey game. A very physical, tight checking game that was contested. The game went into overtime where Johnny Gaudreau scored on a semi breakaway on Pavel Francouz to end it 4-3.  Makar wore this game worn sweater for 25 minutes that night with a beautiful assist on a goal by Nathan MacKinnon.. The jersey displays very light board burns and some creasing in the rear 8 as it seems to always tuck in behind Makar’s breezers. Wear over is light, typical of a sweater worn for 1 game. I am extremely happy that I have added a game worn jersey of a generational talent like Cale Makar. He will undoubtedly be adding Norris Trophy’s and Stanley Cups to his already impressive resume. Makar is one special player.

Two photos of Makar wearing the sweater at Ball Arena on 3/5/22 vs Calgary Flames

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

1997-98 Claude Lemieux Set 3 Home (obtained from private collector)

This is Claude Lemieux's Set 3 Home sweater from the 1997-98 season.  I am extremely excited to add a Lemieux sweater to my Avalanche collection.. Claude Lemieux was just simply clutch, especially in the playoffs for the Montreal Canadiens, NJ Devils and Colorado Avalanche.  I loathed him as a Hab and Devil as he was a big NY Rangers killer, but when I moved to Colorado in 1998 and started following the Avalanche, I instantly became a big fan. Absolutely loved this player.  4 time Stanley Cup champion and over 80 Stanley Cup playoff goals, he was a guy you'd love to hate if he wasn't playing for your club. The sweater exhibits excellent wear throughout and has been photo matched numerous times. Very excited to add a "Pepe" Le Pew 22 to my Avalanche collection... And as always,, Go Avs Go!  

Lemieux has signed the jersey in silver paint sharpie
Excellent Team Repair on right sleeve
Two photo matches of Lemieux wearing the sweater in game play in the spring of 1998

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

2011-12 Gabriel Landeskog "Rookie Debut" Peter Forsberg Night Set (MeiGray)

This is Gabriel Landeskog's game worn rookie debut sweater from Peter Forsberg Retirement Night at the Pepsi Center on October 8th 2011 vs. Red Wings.  A game that I attended. The Forsberg Retirement Ceremony was amazing and very emotional for everyone in attendance. The Avs were fairly flat in the game and lost to their rivals by the score of 3-0. 

But ultimately, there was a silver lining to this night.

A future Avs star and future captain would make his NHL debut. Landy was very noticeable out there and had a physical presence from the start.  Landy would log over 16 minutes of ice time on 24 shifts in his Avs' debut. He would register 5 shots and 3 hits during the contest.

I want to thank Barry Meisel from Meigray for making this dream sweater available to me.  I kind of think Barry knew he's be hearing from me as Landy is my guy... The LOA from the Avs and MeiGray is super special as it states "the actual jersey worn on "Peter Forsberg" Night by #92 Gabriel Landeskog is now yours".

As a huge Landeskog fan and one of his biggest collectors in the game worn hobby, I am extremely ecstatic to have added this true grail and very special Landy jersey to my collection.  This sweater will be proudly displayed in a shadow box in my man cave for me and my house guests to enjoy for years to come.  Happy collecting everyone and as always,, Go Avs Go! 

The beautiful Peter Forsberg Retirement patch adorns the right chest of the game worn sweater
MeiGray set tag in rear hem

Three photos of Gabriel Landeskog wearing the sweater on Peter Forsberg Night