Wednesday, November 27, 2019

1998-99 Milan Hejduk Set 2 Rookie Season (MeiGray/Avalanche)

This is Milan Hejduk's rookie Set 2 game worn road sweater from the 1998-99 season.  "The Duke" played a majority of his rookie season on a line with Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg.. Milan scored 14 goals, 34 assists totaling 48 points in his rookie campaign. Hejduk had a fabulous career with the Colorado Avalanche scoring 375 goals, 430 assists and 805 points and winning a Stanley Cup in 2001.  His number 23 was retired and is hanging from the rafters at the Pepsi Center.  

The sweater is manufactured by Starter in Berlin, Wisconsin and shows moderate game use with board burns, puck and stick marks and unrepaired holes. I am extremely happy to add this iconic Avalanche player's rookie jersey to my collection. 

 Set 2 written on the Starter Tag in collar and then Hejduk's sweater sizing below
 Photomatch of Hejduk wearing the sweater during the 1998-99 season.. Photomatched to the loose thread on the bottom of the Avs' crest

Friday, November 15, 2019

2016 Gabriel Landeskog Team Sweden WCOH (Fanatics/NHL Auctions)

This amazing sweater is one of Gabriel Landeskog's game worn sweaters from the World Cup of Hockey tournament played in September of 2016. Captain Landy wore this sweater in the 2nd and 3rd period of Team Sweden's game vs Russia on September 18th, 2016 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario.  Landeskog scored in the 2nd period in the jersey on a feed from defenseman Erik Karlsson rifling one off the post an into the net past Russian net minder Sergei Bobrovsky. Team Sweden won the game 2-1.  This Adidas MIC hockey sweater was the new Adidas on ice hockey sweater that the NHL would start using a month later at the start of the 2016-17 NHL season.  I am extremely excited to have added this amazing Landeskog game worn sweater to my collection.. 

 Here is a photo of Landeskog wearing the sweater after scoring his goal in the 2nd period

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2018-19 Gabriel Landeskog Set 1 Alternate (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Gabriel Landeskog's set 1 alternate game worn sweater from the 2018-19 season.  It was worn in all division rivalry night games during the first half of the 2018-19 season from November 7th, 2018 - January 23rd, 2019 . The sweater consists of decent wear, with some puck marks, team repair and pilling in the hem.  Captain Landy scored 2 goals and 2 assists while wearing this sweater, including a GWG vs Dallas Stars on December 15th, 2018.

Team repair on left sleeve and a source for multiple photo matches
2018-19 Colorado Avalanche Set Tag
Here is one of numerous photomatches of Landeskog wearing the sweater during Central  Division rivalry night games in 2018-19

2019-20 Vladislav Kamenev Away Preseason/Camp Set (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Vladislav Kamenev's preseason/camp road jersey from 2019-20 season. The jersey has exhibits a few stick marks and a burn on the sleeve. The nameplate letter fonts are a tiny bit smaller than the ones done by Denver Athletic and EPS. Kamenev scored in Vegas in this jersey on September 25th, 2019 in a 4-1 Avalanche victory. I recently met Kamenev at a recent Avs game and had him sign the sweater on the back. 

New Set Tags for Colorado Avalanche game worn jerseys for 2019-20. Also new customizer in Cutting Edge Sports taking over for EPS after one year. 
Here is a photo of Kamenev wearing this sweater in the preseason at Vegas Golden Knights on 9/25/19

2016-17 Fedor Tyutin Set 2 Home (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Fedor Tyutin's game worn sweater from the last season of his NHL career. This sweater was worn in Avalanche home games from January 6th through April 4th, 2017. Tyutin notched 2 assists while wearing this jersey. Tyutin played with the Avalanche for the last season of his career..  The popular defensemen started his career with the NY Rangers and then Columbus Blue Jackets.  The sweater exhibits amazing game use as Toots was a pretty gritty defenseman. 

 2016-17 Colorado Avalanche Set Tag
 Team repairs on both arms

 photo match of Tyutin wearing the sweater vs Canadiens. Huge team repair visible

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

1999-00 Joe Sakic (acquired indirectly from Avalanche Organization) HHOF

Any Sakic game worn sweater would be considered a grail in the hobby.. This sweater is no exception. This is Hall of Famer Super Joe Sakic's game worn sweater from the 1999-2000 Y2K season with the Colorado Avalanche. Its size tag is 54 which is the captain's traditional sweater size during this time. The gamer shows moderate wear with some board burns, stick marks and pilling... As with many of the other gamers from this season that made it into the hobby, the sweater has been signed by Sakic on the 9 on the back of the sweater. The sweater has been photomatched below to the playoffs vs. the Phoenix Coyotes.. I am doing my research to uncover additional photomatches as there are several marks on the Avs' crest of the Sakic gamer.

Super Joe tallied at least once in this sweater in Game 3 of the Western Conference Qtr. Finals at Phoenix vs the Coyotes.  I am very excited to have added this incredible jersey to my collection.  

The Captain's C on the chest of the sweater

 Photomatch from game 5 vs Phoenix Coyotes in Western Conference Qtrs
 Stickmark on inner sleeve of Sakic's sweater photomatched

Saturday, February 23, 2019

2018-19 Gabriel Landeskog Set 1 Road (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Gabriel Landeskog's Set 1 road sweater from the 2018-19 season.  This jersey is my favorite of his in my collection simply because the captain tore up the NHL in this jersey... Captain Landy scored 13 goals and added 11 assists in this sweater and notched his first career hat trick in this sweater at NJ Devils on 10/16/18.  This sweater has some great history and memories behind it.  So very happy to add this amazing Landy sweater to my collection... 

Team repair on right shoulder
Two repairs on the sleeve, proof of the Captain's hard work
 Set 1 Sharpie marking in collar.. 
2018-19 Set Tag change from a patch to an acrylic iron on
Photomatch of Landy's sweater vs Nashville.. Celebrating Nathan MacKinnon's goal
Here's the Captain scoring on a breakaway goal vs Philadelphia on 10/22/18 in this sweater and I also managed to procure the goal puck from the Flyers goal puck program through Meigray! 
Landy goal Puck from game at Philadelphia