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When did Shanahan wear #24 for the Devils?

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So I found a couple pictures of Shanahan wearing #24 with New Jersey, but beyond that I haven't found anything as to when he actually wore it. Anybody know when?

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1987 pre-season? Sort of how Alfredsson wore #63 before his first regular season. Only my guess though.

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I do not remember Shanny wearing a 24...of course you are going back to when I was 10-11 and not obsessed with jerseys.

Preseason is a good guess, but from what I have seen, a lot of the Devils old preseasons had screen printed crests. Real hard to tell what kind of crest those have but I'm leaning toward a sewn on crest, based on the way it is creasing.

Either way, you've enlightened me, thanks for sharing.

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I was talking to an ex equipment manager who worked in the nhl in the 80s and apparently the league had a thing about giving players high numbers in pre season as a way of showing they were not yet on the team as final cuts always were made. The pre season theory would be a good guess. Something that might help is if that black and white photo is from the ebay seller who has a bunch of old photos. If it is, check the auction photo for the back as the photographer often put the year and game details on the back in pen.

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The B&W pic does look like it's from that guy SBXXIXXV or something like that, and his photos do always have a date on them so that would be a great place to start.

He looks very young in those shots, so probably was his rookie season/camp

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The B&W pic does look like it's from that guy SBXXIXXV or something like that, and his photos do always have a date on them so that would be a great place to start.

He looks very young in those shots, so probably was his rookie season/camp

Those dates aren't always accurate, and many represent when the photo was used, not taken, fyi.

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Thanks guys. '87 preseason seems likely.

Preseason is a good guess, but from what I have seen, a lot of the Devils old preseasons had screen printed crests. Real hard to tell what kind of crest those have but I'm leaning toward a sewn on crest, based on the way it is creasing.

Do you know off-hand what kind of jerseys those would've been if it's a screened crest? Sorry it's just now that I know he wore #24, I kind of want a #24 Shanny jersey lol.

The B&W pic does look like it's from that guy SBXXIXXV or something like that, and his photos do always have a date on them so that would be a great place to start.

Thanks, I didn't see the Devils pic listed there, but I did find one of him being interviewed in a #9 Blues jersey, so I thought that was pretty cool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-Brendan-Shanahan-St-Louis-Blues-Being-Interviewed-8-x-10-B-W-Original-Photo-/351082470416?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item51be255c10

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According to this, he wore it in 1988: http://devils.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=487020

Once again, they could be wrong, but I'd think the team might have a better idea than we do.

Doesn't rule out it being pre-season, it could be the 1988-89 pre-season perhaps.

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I wouldn't give that caption a whole lot of credit. Looks like a Cosby tag/logo on the glove, though, and Cosby's supplied the team up to '87-88...my bet would be pre-season '87

He's rocking 11 in regular season at the start of '87, and the old seriffed font would confirm the time-frame -

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Looks like a Cosby tag/logo on the glove, though, and Cosby's supplied the team up to '87-88...my bet would be pre-season '87

Does this mean that the jersey is likely Cosby's as well?

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Do you know off-hand what kind of jerseys those would've been if it's a screened crest?

If it were a preseason, I'd think it would be screened, I know a lot of the preseason ones were, not sure if it was all of them. And I'm not sure if screened ones were worn during the season ever.

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Does this mean that the jersey is likely Cosby's as well?

All teams recycled old stock for pre-season use, so chances are good that it's probably from Cosby's.

Just for clarity's sake - it's a CCM jersey, just customized and likely tagged by Cosby's

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Awesome, thanks.

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