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About ricerocket77

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  • Birthday November 25

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  • Favorite Team(s)
    New York Islanders
  • Favorite Player(s)
    Mike Bossy, Pierre Turgeon, John Tavares, Andrew Ladd, Teemu Selanne, Mats Sundin
  • Favorite Jersey(s)
    1991-2 NYI Turgeon CCM Home, 1996 TML Sundin, 2015 NYI Tavares Brooklyn Third Jersey

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  1. ricerocket77

    The Want List

    hello all, by some miniscule chance, does anyone have an authentic NY Islanders 20th anniversary or 25th anniversary patch or know where to get one? (let me know when you are done laughing) The NYI 25th anniversary ones currently on Ebay are reproductions and not very accurate ones. NYI 20th anniversary patches rarely,but occasionally pop up in two forms, 1) bad reproduction and 2) worse reproduction. Anyway, I am beginning to believe the only way to get either of these as worn on ice is directly from an equipment manager or on a game worn/issued. Please correct me if I am mistaken. .
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    Real Or Repro? NYI 20th Anniversary Patch

    sorry, I just see a lot of "real or fake" in this section so I thought it was appropriate. will repost on that.
  3. Hey all, I like hockey jersey patches, and one of my favorites is the hard to find NYI 20th Anniversary patch. The ones I have I purchased from a private seller who obtained them from the equipment manager of the Isles at the time, so I was confident they were originals. Two patches were made, one without the navy blue border for the away (blue) jerseys and a larger one with the blue border for the home white. In my constant search to obtain more of these patches, I found one being marketed on a site called "Global Authentics", so I figured it must be the real deal, but when I saw the image of the patch, it had some obvious inconsistencies to the originals. This (fake?) patch has an additional white border around the blue border. The blue color was also very light, almost a baby blue vs. a navy. also, the shadows of the 4 cups in the background are much more pronounced in the originals. it seems like I answered my own question, but since I saw the patch in question on a site that seems to pride themselves on authentic and historically accurate stuff, I wanted to see what you guys thought. The image with the two patches are the ones from the Islander equipment manager, the second the patch in question, and the last two are patches on gamers form that season both away and home versions. Also, in a market where people are constantly reproducing versions of the older patches for the retail market, why have they not done this patch in any kind of volume? this seems like an attempt to copy the original, but not a very good one, I guess. Any opinions would be much appreciated...
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    I tried the Oxiclean white revive method you recommended and the results were much better than my previous regimens. it seems the outcome is similar to yours, with a much fainter, but still detectable outline. anyway, I fell much better about the upcoming custom job. Maybe with future washings/treatments, the outline will become even less apparent. thanks for the tip, Duane!
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    hello all, new to the site so would appreciate any help on this: recently acquired a 1998 Toronto Maple Leafs NIKE Authentic Center Ice White jersey with an undesired customization. After stripping it (thanks again to the forum for all the tips on this), the color of the jersey is much whiter and brighter under where the numbers and the letters were, so even after ironing/steaming out the raised outlines of the strip and taking of glue residue, the outline of names/numbers remains due to color contrast. (Unfortunately for me, no nameplate, letters of the name were individually sewn into the jersey) not worried about the name silhouette because a new nameplate will cover that. More concerned about the number areas on the back and sleeve, especially because I want to turn it into a Sundin #13 and the original # was 33, so the 1 might be an issue if I cant get rid of the shadow. Tried to wash multiple times in cold water with detergent with bleach alternative without improvement. Any other ideas?