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http://www.ebay.com/itm/sz56-ccm-mario-lemieux-penguins-away-jersey-/121136071629?pt=U_Hockey_Fan_Shop&hash=item1c3445c3cd&autorefresh=true

Threw a low bid on this, girlfriend's always wanted a Mario throwback and I've yet to get her a graduation gift (just finished up photography school). I always assumed the Heroes Of Hockey series were replicas, but what's with the numerical sizing on the tag?

Also, from what I've read, Lemieux would have only worn the golds in the 84 pre-season, well before he was named captain. Is that C going to be a pain in the Arse to strip, if I win it?

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It's fake so I would avoid if outright.

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https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=3296a0008a22b9ad&id=photomail_3296A0008A22B9AD!2923&path=/photomail/{00d486da-8df4-4157-b621-aff8abe4bc3c}ℑ=3296A0008A22B9AD!2926&imagehi=3296A0008A22B9AD!2924&sff=1

Can someone tell me if these Sakic jerseys are real? Should be from the 1996 Playoffs.

My concern is the crooked Avs logo, the proximity of the Playoffs patch to the shoulder and the lettering on the back.

Thanks again for the help and feedback.

The jersey is real (legit), but the concerns you have really don't have anything to do with whether the jersey is real. Assuming this is a retail authentic, it's bought blank without a lettering kit, and the owner can get it customized for a player anywhere he likes. Some customizers will make the kit less accurate to the on-ice jerseys than others, or may be more sloppy with placement and stitching, so you may see variations in the fonts, as well as letters and numbers that are crooked, spaced too far apart from or too close to each other, or patches placed in weird places. While these issues may make a jersey less desirable to a buyer like you, they have nothing to do with the jersey being real or not. Regarding the crest, these are stitched on at the factory, but like any mass-produced item, there are bound to be some variations in the orientation of the crest.

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The jersey is real (legit), but the concerns you have really don't have anything to do with whether the jersey is real. Assuming this is a retail authentic, it's bought blank without a lettering kit, and the owner can get it customized for a player anywhere he likes. Some customizers will make the kit less accurate to the on-ice jerseys than others, or may be more sloppy with placement and stitching, so you may see variations in the fonts, as well as letters and numbers that are crooked, spaced too far apart from or too close to each other, or patches placed in weird places. While these issues may make a jersey less desirable to a buyer like you, they have nothing to do with the jersey being real or not. Regarding the crest, these are stitched on at the factory, but like any mass-produced item, there are bound to be some variations in the orientation of the crest.

In other words, you are saying that if I am patient, I should be able to find this exact same jersey with better lettering and stitching, correct?

Also, do you know if it is possible for me to buy the jersey and then go to someone so that they can re-stitch the patches?

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In other words, you are saying that if I am patient, I should be able to find this exact same jersey with better lettering and stitching, correct?

Also, do you know if it is possible for me to buy the jersey and then go to someone so that they can re-stitch the patches?

Yes, but what may be even better is just to buy a blank jersey and send it to the team customizer and have them letter it correctly. You have more control over how it will look then, as long as you specify what you want (patch placement, etc.), preferably using photos of a game-worn jersey along with your instructions. The only difficulty you may have with that is finding some Starter mesh material for the nameplate, as that stuff isn't easy to find. You would also have to find a good Cup patch. But these are things we as collectors go through all the time, which is why there is a separate thread for "Nameplates wanted" and patches.

I don't see why someone couldn't restitch the patches for you, but what you never know about these things is how much and what kind of glue was used to tack down the patches. If you strip a patch off and there is a lot of residue left that you cannot remove, you may not be able to reposition the patch without some glue showing.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chicago-Blackhawks-jersey-Pro-Player-stitched-adult-x-large-XL-/200938773865?pt=U_Hockey_Fan_Shop&hash=item2ec8e25d69

Did PP have the "newest" version of Four Feather on their jerseys? Also the crossed-tomahawks over the C appear to be the most recent iteration as well. But, then again, I may just be in-educated when it comes to the PP's...

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chicago-Blackhawks-jersey-Pro-Player-stitched-adult-x-large-XL-/200938773865?pt=U_Hockey_Fan_Shop&hash=item2ec8e25d69

Did PP have the "newest" version of Four Feather on their jerseys? Also the crossed-tomahawks over the C appear to be the most recent iteration as well. But, then again, I may just be in-educated when it comes to the PP's...

That's a legit PP replica.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-92-QUEBEC-NORDIQUES-CCM-PRO-AUTHENTIC-JOE-SAKIC-JERSEY-/321157294812?pt=U_Hockey_Fan_Shop&hash=item4ac6776adc

Is this an authentic Joe Sakic Quebec Nordiques jersey from the 1991-1992 season?

Thanks for the help.

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Looks legit to me. It even has the right size (larger) crest that they switched to that season.

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Looks legit to me. It even has the right size (larger) crest that they switched to that season.

The material does not seem mesh. Should I be concerned about it?

Also, on the neck line, it only says "52" as the jersey size. Is this all the authentic jerseys had on them? Shouldn't there be a CCM tag or something else there?

Thanks again.

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Jerseys from the era were mostly ultrafil.

Nice, thanks. Last question before I pull out my card to buy this haha.

Is the red outlining of the numbers and the "A" too thick? They seem slightly off, but I may be biased looking for flaws

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It's not supposed to be mesh; that jersey is made of ultrafil (smooth, very tightly knit polyester). There should be a Maska ultrafil tag in the neck, perhaps it was removed.

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Nice, thanks. Last question before I pull out my card to buy this haha.

Is the red outlining of the numbers and the "A" too thick? They seem slightly off, but I may be biased looking for flaws

The red layer seems fine, at least to me. Compare with these 2 gamers from the same season:

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default.aspx?tabid=263&auctionid=35&lotid=114

http://www.classicauctions.net/Default.aspx?tabid=263&auctionid=3&lotid=461

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That Nords jersey is 100% legit and accurate. I know because I did it last year.

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That Nords jersey is 100% legit and accurate. I know because I did it last year.

Alright sounds good. Thanks to both of you.

I'm going to try to get the jersey in blue, but if not, I think I will just settle for this one.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/321155409143?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

So to me it all looks good outside of possibly the fight strap? I am trying to find something wrong with it though since the price is so cheep haha.

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It's good, and so is the fight strap.

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Well, do you want me to tell you why it's authentic or do you want me to tell you what's wrong with it?

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Ok so I saw this and decided to just jump on it, I am fairly sure it is real but wouldn't mind some reassurance. Lastly I tried to do some research on the pens mesh jerseys in terms of value but couldn't really find anything. Did I make a good buy? Don't be afraid to tell me to bang my head on the wall if it was a bad buy :P

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221252565700?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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At first I thought the fight strap attachment looked weird but then I think the Starter meshes are supposed to be like that. I believe those jerseys are quite rare as well.

But please do not let that stop you from banging your head against the wall, maybe that will stop you from bad life choices like buying Penguins jerseys.

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I know they are rare for sure which is the reason I decided to just go for it without being to sure, it already had 2 offers on it and had only been up for a limited time so I didn't want to chance it. Just hoping it's the real deal but it's hard to research since I can't find any real good pics to compare it to.

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Good job, Ryan. That's a sweet deal. I just sent one out for customization.

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