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About mfitz804

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    Mentally ill for Ultrafil...
  • Birthday 10/06/1976

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    Staten Island

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  • Favorite Team(s)
    New Jersey Devils
  • Favorite Player(s)
    Martin Brodeur, Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer, Patrik Elias
  • Favorite Jersey(s)
    New Jersey Devils

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  1. *Dumb Question Alert* Re: Facebook Groups

    Ain't these people heard of Priority Mail???
  2. Photo Hosting

    Agreed. While I have used SmugMug to purchase photo prints from a photographer that uses them, I wasn't particularly thrilled with their interface.
  3. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    I felt this quote deserved some recognition.
  4. eBay version 4.0

    Yup, a bunch of my old pictures come up in Google Images, even. I guess the bottom line is, once it’s out there, it’s out there. Be glad it’s a jersey picture and not those *other* pictures!!!
  5. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Maybe they are just Flyers fans so they didn’t care. I actually don’t mind the contrasting nameplates, something different isn’t necessarily bad. Not that I’d want the Devils to do it, of course.
  6. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    They do sales twice a year. During non sale times, you can usually ask for the sale price (by looking up the terms of the last one) and get it. BUT, the sale never applies to the current year’s jerseys, so I was stuck.
  7. It arrived today v. 8.0

    The question now is, do I spend even more and do the same thing to the lightly worn white Prout game worn that MeiGray has?
  8. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Wait, let me see which hand I wrote the R on...damnit, you're right! Or left!
  9. mfitz804's new sale thread

    My extra patches. Prices shipped in the US in a plain white envelope. For tracking, add $2 per order. Brodeur Retirement Night patch. Made by National Emblem. $12 NHL All Star Jersey USA Flag patch. $6 Authentic NHL 2000 patches, Devils (and other teams) red, $6 each. Three available.
  10. It arrived today v. 8.0

    This one was an exception being that its the first year and the price is higher, but by shopping on their sales, I have routinely bought GI's for $150-180. Saves a little money, anyway. Almost if not all of the previous GI's I bought were white ones, which at the time were otherwise not available at retail. Now, of course, MeiGray has blank Edge jerseys for $129 and they sell even cheaper from private sellers on eBay. So buying and stripping Edge gamers right now makes little to no sense, unless you happen to find one that only needs a nameplate change. As far as the Adidas go, I still need a white one and may well pick up a GI should MeiGray wind up having any available. I have no confidence that Canadian blanks will be available anytime soon.
  11. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Thanks! I do not remove the MeiGray tag and did not remove the PX tag. The only reason is because I would rather have the tag still in place than remove it and have it leave evidence behind that it was removed. I did this a few times and sold the jerseys without even thinking about that possibility (shows how honest I am, it never even crossed my mind). Each time, I of course advertised it as being a stripped Game Issued jersey of (insert player name) that was re-done. But its true, someone buying it from me could do whatever. It was brought up on this site, and after that discussion, I decided that the correct thing to do would be to remove and destroy the tags if I am ever going to sell the jersey. I would just hope the tag came off clean and/or didn't leave evidence behind, or that the buyer wouldn't care. But I haven't sold one since deciding that. There's no real risk of that happening here, as I bought the GI from MeiGray at top dollar ($395) and then invested even more money into it. There's little to no likelihood I could recoup close to what I have into it, especially if MIC blanks become available. My thought was, blank Edge jerseys at full retail were $300, so the extra $95 was a premium I paid to have the jersey now, while they aren't available. That's how I rationalized it to myself, anyway.
  12. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Two strips and re-do's from EPS. This was a Made in Canada game issued Dalton Prout jersey. I bought it from MeiGray and stripped it. EPS did a very good job re-creating the new font, with only minor differences. The strip was so easy and everything came off so cleanly, I was surprised to still see some compression marks from the old number on the back. I don't think anyone would see it without looking for it, and even then I am not sure they'd know that was what it was. In any event, the re-design has definitely grown on me and I am happy to add this one to the collection. Also cool that it has the 100th patch, so its a re-creation of the jersey Nico wore for his first NHL game, which I attended. Also my first Devils #13, which was my number as a kid. This one is one of my favorite jerseys to wear, only issue was that I wanted it to be a Brodeur, not a Niedermayer. After years of looking for another blank, I realized I didn't really care to have the Niedermayer anymore. So, I stripped it. It had some heavy glue residue, which EPS charged $15 to clean and they removed all of it, you cannot tell this jersey was stripped at all. I then bought a ProPlayer replica, had a buddy sew the Nieds kit, NHL2000 and 2000 SCF patches on it, and I sold it on eBay. The end result was $50 in profit, which almost covered the cost of re-customizing the jersey. Very happy with the results.
  13. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    I'll admit, being lazy and used to dealing with EPS also played a role. But overall I am very satisfied with it and happy that I have the new style, Made in Canada.
  14. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    I'd like to roll into work in a bright red Adizero business suit with matching tie... I haven't taken my "It Arrived Today" pictures yet, but I snapped this one while confirming EPS's material is correct: The R on the left is the EPS work, the middle is the jersey, the right is the old nameplate from PX. All three are identical. I can confirm also that EPS's Devils font is in fact a slight bit wider than what PX is using. The nameplate used is also a bit taller, the PX ones are so narrow that when the nameplates are sewn on, they are sometimes sewing them right through the edge of the letters. The numbers, however, are the exact size of the PX ones, which are smaller than what EPS had been doing. Those who are that concerned about accuracy should note these differences. Its not a big enough difference for me to accept the poor sewing job I have seen on the PX Devils gamers. I feel like the EPS version corrects what is wrong with the PX version, sacrificing a small amount of accuracy in the process. The picture below shows an EPS R on the left and a PX R (complete with loose threads and letters too close to the edges of the nameplate) on the right. It was the only letter the two jerseys in question had in common.