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.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

2006-07 John- Michael Liles Set 3 Road (MeiGray)

2006-07 John-Michael Liles Set 3 Road.. The sweater has decent wear with some heavy pilling in the rear inner hem.. I was able to photomatch the sweater to a game against Vancouver in early April, 2007. Liles was a very good defenseman and a very popular guy in the Avs' locker room. During his tenure with the Avalanche, JML established himself as the Avs’ top offensive defenseman and powerplay QB. I am very happy to have added one of his coveted sweaters to my Avalanche collection.

Some nice wear exhibited on the front of the sweater made for an easy photomatch
Set 3 "III"  indicated in size tag by the Avs' equipment manager


Monday, November 2, 2020

2002-03 Scott Parker Set Road (MeiGray)

This is Scott Parker's Set 1 Road sweater from the 2002-03 season... "The Sheriff" as Parker was known as,, was a Stanley Cup champion with the Avs in 2001 and was the team enforcer. The sweater has lighter wear,, consisting of some stick and puck marks as well as some pilling in rear hem.  In the 2002-03 campaign Parker had 82 penalty minutes with 4 points in 43 games.. Very happy to add one of "The Sheriff's" sweaters to my Avalanche game worn collection. Currently trying to track down a photo match.

MeiGray set tag from 2002-03

1996-97 Sandis Ozolinsh Set 3 Road (MeiGray)

This is Sandis Ozolinsh's set 3 Home jersey from the 1996-97 season.. This is a beautiful example of a second year Avs' Starter sweater... The sweater exhibits excellent wear with stick and puck marks throughout...Ozolinsh was a very good defenseman during his career, making NHL all star teams and winning the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche. He has the best season statistcally of his career in 1996-97 with Colorado.. He scored 23 goal and added 45 assists for 68 points.

Size Tag in inside hem

Two photo matches of Ozolinsh wearing the sweater late in the 1996-97 season

Thursday, June 25, 2020

2000-01 Milan Hejduk Set 2 Road (Avalanche Team LOA) Stanley Cup Season

This is Milan "The Duke" Hejduk's game worn sweater from the Avalanche's Stanley Cup winning season of 2000-01. The Duke had a great season statistically.. scoring 41 goals and notching 38 assists.. Hejduk also represented the Colorado Avalanche in the All Star game.

Stick marks on the crest of the sweater that have been photomatched
The 2001 NHL All Star game patch adorns the right chest of the gamer
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche Team Set Tag
Photomatch of the sweater in a hockey card
This is a photo match of Hejduk wearing this sweater vs the NY Rangers during 2000-01 season

1999-00 Alex Tanguay Set 2 Home Rookie Season (Avalanche Team LOA)

This is Alex Tanguay's set 2 home sweater (rookie season) from 1999-2000 season. Tanguay enjoyed a fine rookie campaign for the Avalanche notching 17 goals and 34 assists for 51 points.  This sweater exhibits fabulous wear throughout and is a great representation of the Pro Player mesh sweaters that the Avalanche wore for 1 season.. 

 The 2000 NHL millennium patch adorns the right chest of the sweater
 Set 2 marking on fight strap with initials of someone,, maybe the equipment manager?

Photomatched Hockey card of Tanguay wearing the sweater. Stick marks on the 4 on sleeve and mark on the chest of sweater

Friday, May 29, 2020

2000 Milan Hejduk Toronto All Star jersey (acquired indirectly from Avalanche organization through a collector)

This is a Milan Hejduk 2000 Allstar game jersey that was worn in the media photo shoot at a minimum.  Not 100% entirely sure as I have heard differences of opinion on the sweater and how it was worn, but it was media shoot worn at a minimum, confirmed by good sources. Milan assisted on Pavol Demitra's 3rd period goal in the game.. The world team triumphed over North America 9-4. The Duke has also signed the sweater in black sharpie on the back.

2000 Toronto NHL All Star Game Patch 
 Numerical serial number patch on fight strap, typical of all star game sweaters of that era

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

2019-20 Erik Johnson Set 2 Home (KSE/Avalanche)

This is Erik Johnson's 2019-20 set 2 home sweater worn in home games from 12/19/19 through 3/11/20. The sweater was also worn on the Avs' road trip to California on 2/21/20 and 2/22/20 vs the Ducks and Kings. EJ registered 3 points while wearing this sweater... The sweater exhibits excellent game use with multiple team repairs, burns and marks thoughout and has been photo matched numerous times. This sweater was worn the night of the infamous COVID game vs. the NY Rangers where the league shut down after the game because of the pandemic. EJ has been a defensive stalwart and leader for the Avalanche for many seasons. I am very happy to add one the "Condors" game worn sweaters to my collection.

Fight strap with equipment manager JC Ihrig's signature and date that the game worn sweater was retired.
2019-20 Set 2 Set Tag
Team repairs and burns on both sleeves of sweater

Johnson wearing the sweater in a game vs Anaheim Ducks on 2/21/20. The stickmark on the 6 and team repairs on the elbows are very noticeable 
The Alternate Captain's A displayed prominently on the left side of the chest of the sweater