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  1. The Current Situation of the Secondary Market

    Not that Facebook is home to reasonable behavior on the whole but there are signs there that the market is awful. I'm seeing a lot of good stuff stagnate and a few collectors trying to hit the eject button on the hobby. Normally I don't put too much stock into the "I'm out of the hobby" posts but there have been a handful of "I'm scaling back my collection and just looking to really focus" posts. Part of it is experiential, too many jerks in too many groups. But part of it is what we're observing here. Too many jerseys and too many of us who are taking losses because of that excessive supply.
  2. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Just picked up a replica of no big consequence that's worth sharing. However, the package was delivered to our street number on the next street over last week. Our neighbor just dropped it off this morning. Has this happened to anyone else?
  3. eBay version 4.0

    TBG has sold off a Sabres jersey or two in this style recently, he'd be good to ask.
  4. In-hand reviews of the new Adizero Indo Jersey

    Why are we talking about taking a knee in a jersey forum? Surely the point of the thread is to talk about jerseys, right?
  5. The Current Situation of the Secondary Market

    We should just close this thread down after this post. Perfect description of what's happening in the hobby.
  6. The Current Situation of the Secondary Market

    Ha, this thread is mirroring the jersey addiction thread. It's been 30 days since I purchased my last gamer. Really hoping to go the entire rest of 2017 without getting any NEW purchases (aside from trades). The economics are doing it ... I can only add so much when nothing is selling from my end.
  7. The Current Situation of the Secondary Market

    I keep thinking about this topic since I can't get shti to sell these days. Our market is problematically oversaturated. I know a lot of us gripe about the Facebook groups and the general rudeness of some of the notice collectors. But it's ... too many jerseys on the market means too many deals to be had from too many desperate people who are willing to take a loss. Case in point, the recent World Cup of Hockey jerseys. There are just too many jerseys out there. Also see a lot of "leaving the hobby" and "limiting what I buy" posts from respected collectors. While I think the "leaving the hobby" types will come back, it is indicative of the state of the hobby and by extension, the limited movement on the secondary market.
  8. In-hand reviews of the new Adizero Indo Jersey

    Has the topic of pilling come up with these yet? I found some at a store this weekend and like others, they felt like Premiers. The problem is that, among other things, the Premiers pill up easily. That alone will keep me from getting one.
  9. It once took me two years and emails to 1) Former team owner 2) several players 3) a league rep and multiple calls to the city that owned the rink to track down some lower-league gamers. It was worth it as I have the only two gamers at all from this team to ever hit the market.
  10. USHL Des Moines Buccaneers

    As a general rule, the USHL teams are quite inconsistent with sales of their jerseys. A lot of jerseys get recycled by teams, which means they may not even move a certain player's and instead, might simply re-use it next year. The good news is that the Bucs just had a big team sale last year and they had a few different players available (though they sold quickly). Their gamers hit the market more than others. You might get lucky with a specialty jersey sale, which happens several times per year for each USHL team. I'd advise you to start looking now for a person who lives in Des Moines who can help you at the end of the season by either bidding for you at a live auction or going to the team sale.
  11. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    This makes me very happy. I knew someone here would post that they grabbed one.
  12. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    Not a fan of JFK wearing 23. That number should be retired to recognize all-time Boston great Chris Kelly. ("Christopher", if you're using annoying Pierre McGuire voice.)
  13. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    Nice one, Mac.
  14. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    Shhh. Everything from Philadelphia is awesome. AWESOME!
  15. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Had to post these. Coleman played just four games for the Roadrunners in 2008-09, so I suspect these were recycled from another goalie. Binge jerseys for sure but they are sharp. The blue one arrived last week; note the uneven letters in the nameplate. The white one arrived today.
  16. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    Not many of you follow the NAHL but the Minnesota Magicians will be sporting a new jersey this year. Not sure about the dual colors on the front, still a phenomenal logo though:
  17. The Current Situation of the Secondary Market

    Which is why I think this is driving down the cost of a handful of jerseys. If it's not an Ovie or Stamkos, that middle tier of player gamers just isn't moving quickly.
  18. The Current Situation of the Secondary Market

    How about a check-in on everybody's favorite non-Facebook related subject ... The more I watch Meigray post Reebok gamers to eBay, the more I realize the market is just awful for lesser name NHLers and minor leaguers in general. I know it's the off-season and we struggle to move stuff before October. However, Meigray is listing some jerseys over and over. I wonder if at some point they will start their auctions below $99.
  19. What jersey did you wear today?

    Nice one, Josh. After two wickedly hot days, the temperature is taking a nose dive. I've got on my Flyers Boucher that Keener did up for me earlier this summer.
  20. Good luck to the OP on this search, even though we have major differences on choice of USHL teams. And thanks Rabin for sharing the link. That was a fun trip through IHL history. That's a phenomenal collection (and I hope, obviously, for the best with him).
  21. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Thanks, it was definitely an impulse buy. The white one that I purchased on Friday was also an impulse buy. I have no regional connection to the player or team, so these are way off grid for me. Sometimes, though, it's just fun to buy a jersey with a cool logo on it.
  22. It arrived today v. 8.0

    I have a few MGG boxes-- including two in that lovely new blue style that some people on Facebook like to use as starting points for epic and not at all pointless "surprise, what's in the box" threads-- in my possession. I may try to use one or two now. Thanks guys!
  23. It arrived today v. 8.0

    I picked up a run-of-the-mill Meigray jersey off ebay this week (the Roadrunners Coleman) and now I have a brand new MGG box. Has anyone ever shipped a jersey outbound in one of their logo-ed boxes?
  24. eBay version 4.0

    It's nice to see Meigray finally starting to sell off goalie jerseys at their eBay page. I've been waiting for some like that Stars Auld.
  25. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    It's September and a team is just now debuting its new jerseys. Points to the USHL's Flying Aces for a nice look: