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Everything posted by Van67

  1. Blues Starter Customization

    I think you're probably right about the A being screen printed and stitched. (Interesting they would do that for letters while doing their old way for the numbers.) It seems like that whole late 90's / early 00's, the Blues did the screen and cover in stitching rather than kiss-cut. I'm starting to piece it together now. I know EPS can do the vinyl middle layer. They've done it for me before on an old Gretzky jersey. Anyone know if they can do this screen print style?
  2. Blues Starter Customization

    While photos speak for themselves, it appears that the Blues had 3 different customization styles when they wore the Starter mesh jerseys. The McLennan photo shows clearly their unique vinyl middle layer. The MacInnis pic appears that the A is semi kiss-cut (can't find any pics to show if the numbers are too). The Turgeon gamer photo looks like the yellow is a vinyl top layer with the blue middle layer on top. Can anyone shed light on the different styles and if they were used on both white and blue jerseys? Is it random like the old Islanders wave jerseys?
  3. Blues Starter Customization

    The white being the 97-98 alternate explains the middle vinyl layer in that timeframe. That said, the date on the MacInnis photo is from March 1998, which puts it in that season. I'll assume the letters for the front were kiss cut while the numbers had the middle vinyl layer? Just to understand the faux kiss cut look, the yellow layer is twill, the blue is screen print and the sewing is just to create an illusion that it's blue twill? Any better closeup photos anywhere? Sometimes I hate being a stick for authenticity!
  4. The Want List

    Random want: Blue St.Louis Blues 98-99 Starter Mesh jersey. Size 52-54.
  5. NHL Team Customizers

    Curious if any other Canadians here have had customs charges after sending jerseys to EPS. I will have 4 jerseys going there after Christmas. I used them once 5-6 years ago and I had an $80 customs charge from CBSA. The description of the goods on the customs label was "hockey jerseys", so I'm assuming they thought I bought the jerseys from EPS. Has anyone given any specific instruction to EPS for how they label your jerseys when they send them back?
  6. The Patch Thread 2.0

    Had a couple patches arrive this week. It's been a while since I've done that patch thing with some jerseys and it feels like the plastic on the back is thinner than it used to be. Does it still need to be removed before sending for customization? (EPS)
  7. Adizero Game Issue

    I'm assuming it will be a long while yet before those are accessible. I had a Twitter exchange with the Canucks in September asking about Adidas on-ice jerseys and they said they would have some available in their team store approximately November. Obviously that's about now so team stock available for sale is probably a ways away.
  8. In-hand reviews of the new Adizero Indo Jersey

    If there's one thing I will never understand with average fans who don't care where the jersey comes from, is how they don't even notice how horrible the fake jerseys look. I understand that some are better than others in terms of appearance, but so many have wrong colours, incorrect fonts that aren't even close, uneven striping, crooked names/numbers, etc, etc, etc. Maybe I notice it more as a Canucks fan as fake Canucks jerseys are among the worst in the league. They look like a 4 year-old drew on them with crayons.
  9. Islanders Wave Customization

    Found this photo on ... The oddity of this customization is self-explanatory. Does anyone know whether the 3 or the 4 is the typical type of kiss-cut numbers the Islanders used in the wave jersey years? Or was it as random as this one jersey is?
  10. Islanders Wave Customization

    Yeah, but which type of kiss cut? The full kiss cut like the 3 (blue on top of orange on top of white) or the kiss cut like the 4 (white on top of blue with the strip of orange on top of both)? There's two different kinds of customization on this one jersey. (On that note, I suppose that technically both are accurate as the pic is from a game worn jersey haha.)
  11. The Current Situation of the Secondary Market

    I have also changed the way I collect. I used to get everything I thought was cool if I could afford it. Last summer, I sold anything I hadn't worn in a year and didn't have some kind of non-monetary value to me. I'm not getting out of the game, just putting an actual focus on my collection. IE: I want a Trevor Linden jersey from the 3 teams outside Vancouver he played for. Obviously some Reebok Edge jerseys are going to be a bit cheaper than usual with Adidas taking over the NHL (and hopefully prices keep going down). I already bit that temptation with a team issued Devils from MeiGray. Where collecting authentic jerseys has lost some luster for me, is seeing how many fans have fakes and walk around with their noses in the air, bragging about how they got such a great f***ing deal on an authentic jersey for $200 less than I paid. Instead of getting the "cool" type of comments on what I wear like I used to, I hear about how great of a deal they got from a buddy with an inside connection.
  12. In-hand reviews of the new Adizero Indo Jersey

    After spending 12 years in the business on the retail side, I can definitely see how Adidas and the bigger licensed sports retailers would think that the Fanatics replica would combat against counterfeit jerseys. I can see how they would think that because it is a very short-sighted notion that lacks complete understanding as to why fakes exist, thus a complete lack of understanding (or care) about what customers actually want. It's one of the reasons I left the industry. Sports retail (like all retail) used to be about the customer and now it's only about profit. Reality is that the Fanatics replica does nothing at all to combat fake jerseys. What does the customer looking at a "stitched jersey with fight strap" see? They see a game quality jersey. That is what they want. Reebok Premiers were $140 CDN when I finally left, and almost every day I would have a customer come in wearing their "real deal" that they got for $50 while we're selling crap for $140. Some very ignorant customers actually thought the Reebok Premiers were knockoffs because they don't have fight straps. That's an extreme example, but not bull**** either. Average fans who want the "real deal" and either can't or don't care to tell a fake from the real thing, will buy that $50 "stitched jersey with fight strap" before they buy a Fanatics replica.
  13. The Want List

    Looking to complete a Trevor Linden collection... I have a couple Canucks Linden jerseys and am now looking for the following...(Size 52 preferred but will consider 48.) - NY Islanders blue 1998-99 CCM. - Washington Capitals white CCM eagle logo 2000-2007. (Currently have an offer on eBay but not confident.) - Washington Capitals black Koho 2000-2007. - Montreal Canadiens red Pro Player (99-00) or Koho (00-01). White may be acceptable. Edited to keep current as of Nov. 7/17
  14. The Current Situation of the Secondary Market

    I don't know if it's been mentioned (haven't scrolled through the entire thread), but I think it has a lot to do with just how many fake jerseys are out there. While people like us can spot a fake 20 miles away, the average fan either can't or simply doesn't care. Either way, there are a lot of average fans out there who really think a "stitched jersey with fight strap" for $50 is the real deal and they stick to their guns when given every shred of proof otherwise. (I dealt with countless people when I worked in licensed sports retail who just thought I was trying to get a sale when I told them the truth about why "authentic jerseys" are so cheap online.) Thus, when they go looking on eBay for an authentic jersey, the thought of spending even $100 is blasphemous to them.
  15. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Love that Capitals blue... any idea where one can be found?
  16. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    Who did Sweden blow to keep their regular arm horizontal stripes? I kinda wanted to find a Korea jersey, but not these ones. Here's hoping whatever Nike makes for the 2018 World Championships are better.
  17. 2018 Olympic Jerseys

    Amateur Olympic hockey, amateur uniforms.
  18. Acetone for glue residue.

    Most advice I come across to remove yellow glue residue from under a patch is acetone. Does anyone have experience using it on an old CCM ultrafil authentic? Any better recommendations if acetone is not the way to go?
  19. The Patch Thread 2.0

    Apologies if it's somewhere deep in this thread, but is there a such thing as an authentic NHL Cares Katrina patch from 2005? I have a Ducks Niedermayer alternate jersey the patch was on for their home opener that season.
  20. The Patch Thread 2.0

    I'm also guessing that the deal is the same for the Canucks 25th anniversary patch... reproductions seem to be all I can find.
  21. The Patch Thread 2.0

    Yeah if you could send me a closeup pic that would be great!
  22. The Patch Thread 2.0

    I know they're tough to come by, but I'm looking for a black Canucks 2 Pts FG patch. Are the ones I can find that look good all reproductions? Any etiquette issues on using one if it's not visibly wrong?
  23. Going up a size

    I went with the 56 just to be safe. I'd rather be a little big than too small.
  24. Going up a size

    I had similar question, so I'll put it here. I like 54 in Edge 2.0 but I have to decide between 52 and 56 for the jersey I want to get next. I have a 56 so I know what that's like. Is 52 considerably smaller than 54?
  25. In-hand reviews of the new Adizero Indo Jersey

    Are you going to post pics?