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    Chicago Blackhawks
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    Toews, Keith, Hossa, Bolland, Burns, Thornton, Simmonds, Karlsson, Gallagher
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    Blackhawks 2009-2011 throwback/third, Sharks 1991-1998 home, Senators 2000-2007 third

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    Yeah, I think the dazzle fabric is more a style trend than an indicator of quality. Ca. 2000 several other teams like the Blues, Capitals, Penguins and Predators used it on their jerseys, and then teams eventually began going back to the flat airknit. I always liked the shiny fabric as an accent, it gave some diversity of texture.
  2. Yellow residue from patch application (glue?)

    OK, update #2 after another 6 months have passed... I finally succeeded in getting all the pooled glue residue off the Finals patch, but now some freaky stuff is starting to happen to the crest of the jersey, which was in the line of fire of the acetone. As you can see in the image, there are discolored areas forming in sort of an outline in the brown areas of the face, most noticeably at the jaw and neck. This is really starting to freak me out and I'm beginning to worry I've ruined the jersey. Is this the glue from the crest seeping through? Discoloration to the fabric from the acetone? Something else? I'm hesitant now to just pour more acetone right on the crest as I don't want this problem to get worse. All this because of the stupid freaking plastic backing on the Finals patch.....
  3. On a somewhat related note, has anyone had luck ironing over vinyl/heat transfer graphics? I recently bought a Bears jersey with very prominent creasing but I'm scared to go anywhere near the graphics with an iron.
  4. Yellow residue from patch application (glue?)

    Hello again folks, I have a follow-up question on this matter. I've applied the acetone to the jersey and while it did succeed in breaking up the yellow residue around the patch, it's now leaving rings at the edges of wear it was applied, I guess because the loosened glue residue is spreading out and pooling? Or are these rings in fact the actual acetone? I have tried several applications and each time it just spreads out and pools a little wider. Does anyone have a solution for this? I was thinking of soaking the whole jersey in a diluted acetone solution, to try and completely free all the residue from the fabric once and for all. But I am a little nervous to treat the entire jersey, especially the patches, with this harsh chemical...
  5. NHL official press release: Adidas to take over jerseys

    If that were the case nobody's logos or numbers would survive one game. That application style works for soccer because it's not a contact sport (please don't start a debate about tackling, you know what I mean). With all the jostling, grabbing, hooking, slashing et al that goes on in each and every pro hockey game (not to mention what goalies go through) I just don't see a way heat-pressed graphics would be feasible. I've seen fans wearing soccer jerseys with peeling numbers for crying out loud.
  6. What jersey did you wear today?

    I hope you cut those tags off first
  7. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Great Hawks haul. To nitpick, the Keith should either have an A or a Wirtz memorial patch (or both), and the Buff should have the Wirtz patch as well (only season he wore 52 in the Edge).
  8. Indo Edge Quality Control Disaster

    I could see that, but the funny thing is if you take a look at the same jersey listed by JB, it appears to have the same issue:
  9. Patch Position Pet Peeve

    Wow, good call. This just shows how BS of a problem it is when some teams don't have any trouble getting it right. Another example of seams clearly no being a big deal is the previous Blues style, where captaincy patches actually overlapped the striping.
  10. Indo Edge Quality Control Disaster

    So I just purchased an Indo Edge Sens heritage third jersey on eBay. Yes, I know, Indo Edges are inferior, I suck, etc. etc., but it was $50 so I couldn't pass it up. The jersey arrived and at first glance I was very happy with it...until I realized the "O" crest is several inches askew. Observe: I contacted the seller, who's been a peach to deal with, and he said he'd check his other size 50s. Well, come to find out he has 11 more and EVERY ONE has the crooked crest. I knew Indo Edges were inferior, but dear lord. Does anyone know who myself or the seller could possibly reach out to at Reebok about this? I feel this is a big enough embarrassment to get their attention.
  11. Patch Position Pet Peeve

    Something that has bugged the hell out of me ever since the league adopted the Edge jersey is the positioning of patches on the chest. This goes for both captaincy patches and anniversary/special occasion patches. Since the Edge templates all have extra seams on the side of the chest near the armpits, teams have for some reason avoided sewing patches over the seams, which forces them to cram the patches in closer to the center of the jersey, usually riding right on top of the crest. Needless to say, this looks like absolute crap. My question is, why can't teams simply sew the patches over the seams? Numbers routinely get sewn down over the fight strap, so I know it's not that difficult. In the NFL the front and back numbers both overlap the boxy seams of the Nike Pro Combat template. So what gives? It seems like good design principles have gone out the window in favor of being slaves to the template. Here's a quick mockup example:
  12. The Patch Thread 2.0

    That works, thanks!
  13. The Patch Thread 2.0

    I'm in need of a 2012 Ottawa All-star patch. In light of hearing that Patch Collection is of dubious authenticity, does this one from 714ricki look legit? Also, does the fact that it's shown on a NE card mean it's probably legit, or do people post fakes on NE cards too? I could just order one from NE but I'd like to save a few bucks.
  14. NHL official press release: Adidas to take over jerseys

    I cannot imagine a world in which the team would let that happen. They hold that crest up on a pedestal; hell, the intro video they show before every game is the crest being sewn together. I think everyone should take a breath. It's one practice jersey that surfaced on eBay.
  15. 2016-2017 New Jersey Watch

    From Blue Jackets reporter Dave Maetzold–