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