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  1. *Dumb Question Alert* Re: Facebook Groups

    Meigray in the past has taken down jerseys of players who suddenly die so they can offer them to the families first. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the case.
  2. Meigray Expo 2018

    Menu for next year: Wings, nachos, sloppy Joe's, chili, and beer.
  3. Meigray Expo 2018

    That's the one that's done at a bar right? Thats what the Meigray expo desperately needs; a bar.
  4. Meigray Expo 2018

    Thanks for the kind words! I totally understand the rack approach versus the folded jerseys on the table approach. There are pros and cons to both. The cons of the rack approach are 1) you need an end table for it to work well (and those are often in high demand) and 2) They are just large and big to carry around/bring in. I have noticed the folded approach does sort of send a signal out to some people that I don't want anyone to touch my jerseys. I tell people all the time who approach my jerseys to feel free to pull any out and look at them. Funny this topic was brought up as when I was setting up I was telling Brilliant that I was thinking sometime in the future I would go the rack approach. There are also certain things I think I want to change for my table next year. I thought about putting signs up but decided against it only to regret it once I got to the show. I was also thinking about bringing even less next year and really have about a dozen jerseys that I can focus on if I do not go the rack approach. Also sorry for this formatting of this post but since my work now semi-blocks this site this is what I have to work with lol.
  5. *Dumb Question Alert* Re: Facebook Groups

    Haha that's great. That reminds me of this substitute the district would often hire when I was in HS. The woman was easily at least 80 years old and was in the early stages of Alzheimers or dementia. She would have to take attendance at the beginning of the class but she found it easier to just have a piece of paper passed around class and we were to write our names down in it and she would get it at the end and would mark attendance in the official log that way. Of course this lead to some fun times. It was fairly often for her to get the paper back, look through the list, and then say to herself out loud "How many Dirk Digglers do we have in this class??"
  6. *Dumb Question Alert* Re: Facebook Groups

    I sold both of my jerseys over this past weekend for $60 shipped each. I didn't exactly have to haggle either and both buyers were very happy with the prices. Great hobby we are in; one minute people are saying items are worth what people are willing to pay for and the next minute you are a jerk for selling something at a price that is above what others think it is for. Funny how they goes. also did anyone see the screenshots Jake posted? Someone signed him up on a LBGT mailing list as "Jake Kriek." I have to admit that was pretty funny lol.
  7. *Dumb Question Alert* Re: Facebook Groups

    He keeps deleting it and posting a new version of it in the group. oh and I just also learned that asking $50+ for one of the free jerseys from the expo is being greedy.
  8. *Dumb Question Alert* Re: Facebook Groups

    lol alright which one of you clowns signed jake up to all those mailing lists?
  9. *Dumb Question Alert* Re: Facebook Groups

    I just scroll past his posts these days.
  10. Meigray Expo 2018

    I would be lying if I said I wasn't a tiny bit jealous, but I'm glad it not only went to a devils fan but a really good guy to boot.
  11. Meigray Expo 2018

    lol he took Hischier
  12. *Dumb Question Alert* Re: Facebook Groups

    lol I saw it. He opened it up with a pic of a Lehner jersey too.
  13. Meigray Expo 2018

    So after a busy weekend here is my expo summary that I promised. Last year I took nearly 50 jerseys with me and that was just way too much. This year I brought about 12-15 less and it largely paid off (more on that later). Based on how my table was last year, I actually mapped out exactly how my table would look and what jerseys would go where on an excel spreadsheet. It made packing a whole lot easier as I put everything I was going to put on the table in one large bag and the 5-8 jerseys I would keep in the bag to show individual collectors under the table. I even packed the rows of jerseys I planned together so it made setup much quicker than I did last year. I got there at around 7:45-7:50 and finished setting up around 8:30ish. According to Stu from Meigray there were 3 more collector tables than last year. There were 2 sections with 9 tables each. In between the two sections was the swap table. Each section contained 3 rows of 3 tables each. I was in the section closer to the main door and I was in the middle row with the middle table right between Brilliant! And Hollywood Canon. For the free jerseys I got a red caps 56 and a white Stars (the old college-looking style jersey) in 56. The expo was really busy last year and had a nice variety to it. Three tables including mine focused on NJ Devils and 1 table focused on Albany River Rats, so the team was well represented. Meigray brought their usual display along with a nice display of vintage and current Capitals. The expo in general had very much a Capitals flavor due to them being a Meigray team along with winning their first ever cup. From what it appeared, a vast majority of the free jerseys given out were indeed caps jerseys. This year was also the first year my older brother, his son and my brother’s best friend actually came to the show. His son (my nephew) has shown recent interest in hockey jerseys so I recommended it to them and the allure of a free jersey was the thing that sealed the deal for them lol. They came in around 11 and we went around together to look at everything. They actually told me later that they enjoyed it more than they thought they would and loved seeing the history in the room and really dug the HHOF display as well as Joric’s vintage jersey table. They left right before Mike Rupp spoke but my brother texted me later saying my nephew is already asking him to go to next year’s expo and that he loves his free jerseys (they got a Caps and through some trades got a white Bruins). Mike Rupp was a very interesting speaker. He had some great stories to tell that were all pretty interesting. He was asked about the opening faceoff fight when he was on the Rangers at MSG against the Devils from 3/19/12. He told what happened leading up to it but I couldn’t help to think that I should have brought my Ryan Carter jersey from that fight. Oh well lol. Against my better judgement I got one of the grab bag spots at the expo. I got it when the top 3 were still available with about half of the spots claimed. Myself and Devils fan I am friendly with went to the front at the same time to pay for the grab bag. We both pulled the spot cards at the same time and he got #1 pick while I got #13. He was extremely happy about it and I was very happy for him. It was his first ever expo and I think he will now come to these every year haha. I went BPA when it came to my turn and got Bruins 90th patched Soderberg. I did eventually go to the warehouse but for the first time ever I purchased nothing. I got a Will Butcher white set 2 gamer earlier in the week with one of last year’s 20% off coupons so that was pretty much my personal warehouse sale lol. Overall it was another awesome experience. It was really fun to see everyone and this year it went even quicker than last year. I already look forward to next year and I apologize for the really wordy summary. I will eventually remember other things down the road and follow up lol. Here is my table:
  14. Meigray Expo 2018

    I'll have a more detailed write up on Monday, but here are some quick hits from me: 1) most free jerseys given away were caps. Like overwhelmingly caps. Very few other teams. Others I saw were Devils, Colorado, Bruins and Dallas. Didn't see any other team. 2) I brought less stuff and glad I did. 3) against by better judgement I got a grab bag at the expo. I got #13 so I went with BPA which I felt was the Soderberg Bruins with the 90th patch. Yes it's available. 4) big turnout which was awesome. Always great to see familiar faces. My table was between brilliant and Hollywood. 5) Rupp was a good speaker. Def entertaining when I was listening while looking through the grab bag list lol.
  15. Meigray Expo 2018

    A lot of those free expo jerseys end up on eBay because of two reasons: 1) people get jerseys of teams they don't care for and 2) typically the sizes they give out on the bigger side. Out of like the 8-10 free jerseys I have gotten over the years only a couple of them have been smaller than a 58.