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17 minutes ago, Devilsguy said:

Got this one in today.  Pierre Dagenais Albany River Rats 2000-01 away game worn jersey.  Jersey has good wear all over the body with repairs, holes and marks throughout.  Also has the most amount of pilling I have ever seen on any jersey as it is both inside the jersey and on the outside.  Was calling up to the NHL for a few games that year and scored his first NHL goal in his first game.  Also played on the Panthers and Canadiens and had one decent season in Montreal from what I remember.  Also is still owns the single season goal scoring record in the FHL when he got 80+ goals in about 45 games in 11-12 season.


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This one is particularly exciting. 1991-92 New Jersey Devils Craig Billington Game Issued jersey. Cleary never worn because the thing looks like it came out of a time capsule. Thanks to my man rgoss22 for selling it to me. 

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Glad to see you finally found one Fitz! What size is it?

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This one is a 54. Its a bit smaller than I usually wear my jerseys, I like them on the looser side, but it certainly fits and I am very excited to have it. 

i thought it was a little weird that its a player cut and not a goalie cut, but Billington was a smaller guy and the equipment was smaller too. Or, maybe the team issued him a player cut and that's why it was never worn. Who knows. In any event, its got MeiGray paperwork to confirm its a game issued, and that didn't really factor into my decision anyway, other than it means the 10th Anniversary patch is a legit one which is pretty exciting. 

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Back then the Devils equipment staff did a lot of things they don't do now.  Could be the size was off and that's why he never wore it.  Could also be that he never got a chance.  Terreri became the starter that year after Burke sat out and Billington became the backup with a couple of no-name goalies playing a few games each in between.  I think one of those two was Martin something.  Who knows and who cares about him.

Another thing that happened that year with the Devils is that they wore their set 1 jerseys for a really long time.  As in they wore their set 1's from the beginning of the season until about 2-3 weeks left in the season.  That's why their set 1's from that year tend to be destroyed (and more valulable) while the set 2's tend to be pretty clean.  It could be Billington just never had the chance to wear this one as well.  Who knows for sure though.

 

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34 minutes ago, Devilsguy said:

Back then the Devils equipment staff did a lot of things they don't do now.  Could be the size was off and that's why he never wore it.  Could also be that he never got a chance.  Terreri became the starter that year after Burke sat out and Billington became the backup with a couple of no-name goalies playing a few games each in between.  I think one of those two was Martin something.  Who knows and who cares about him.

Another thing that happened that year with the Devils is that they wore their set 1 jerseys for a really long time.  As in they wore their set 1's from the beginning of the season until about 2-3 weeks left in the season.  That's why their set 1's from that year tend to be destroyed (and more valulable) while the set 2's tend to be pretty clean.  It could be Billington just never had the chance to wear this one as well.  Who knows for sure though.

 

 I mean, its pretty clear that this thing didn't even see use as a warmup, there's not so much as a mark on it. Its brand new. 

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I'm thinking it is a sizing issue.  Devils back then were super cheap and wouldn't waste money on prepping GI's like candy like a lot of teams do today.

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2015-2016 Brandon Bollig gameworn Flames 3rd jersey, Set 1 – shortened fight strap, customized (tightened) sleeves with numerous material-backed repairs to those sleeves -

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2015-2016 Brandon Prust Canucks GI 3rd jersey –

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2014-2015 Chris Clouthier gameworn Cornwall River Kings (LNAH) road jersey – some fight damage to the neck and major piling to the inside back from the fight strap –

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Mfitz, if you ever consider moving that Billington, please let me know. A Devils goalie jersey (aside from Brodeur) is on my list.

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40 minutes ago, Dr_Puck said:

Mfitz, if you ever consider moving that Billington, please let me know. A Devils goalie jersey (aside from Brodeur) is on my list.

Will do. 

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10 quid says The Dude will have it next week :P

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8 minutes ago, DJ Rhea said:

10 quid says The Dude will have it next week :P

I wish!

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15 minutes ago, DJ Rhea said:

10 quid says The Dude will have it next week :P

How much is 10 squids in real money?

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6 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

How much is 10 squids in real money?

A box of frozen calamari is roughly $5. 

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Frozen?? Pffft. Fresh or nothing you savages.

Dammit, now I'm hungry.

My auction haul arrived today! Two pieces of American history. One good, one bad.

First...the pride of Dearborn, Michigan...Al Iafrate's 1984 Team USA regular season home jersey:

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Pederson's mesh throughout. Pederson's got the USA contract early on but the jerseys provided to the team only lasted 12 games after the players complained that they were too short. So, USA Hockey terminated their agreement with Pederson's and signed with Cooper for the Games themselves. There isn't a ton of wear but there is some obvious evidence of use. The sleeves have marks on them and there are a few unrepaired holes as well. The twill even seems like some variation of dazzle when you see it up close. And look at the crooked A in the nameplate! Awesome!

Next, a 1996 World Juniors Mike McBain white jersey:

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This thing is pretty well hammered. Tons of stick marks throughout and a gigantic repair stretching from the hemline; all the way up the chest to the collar and out through the right arm. It seems that he had to be cut out of the jersey at some point during the tournament and then it was stitched back up for future use. That probably explains the blood all over the front of it too. Having said that, I just read that this dude was actually arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor back in 2012 and is currently serving 4-15 years for it. Does that bring some bad juju down on me? Maybe that's why I got it for so cheap. Yeesh.

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Hey, another haul has arrived. Friday and Saturday mail days are awesome.

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Eh, got this for $60 off the bay. Submitted a low offer and it got accepted. Hate the Rangers, love Callahan. 

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Ugh, a Rangers jersey? Seriously man??

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Messier 93-94 Road Authentic.

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I think I did that Callahan jersey a few years ago.

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On 6/10/2016 at 5:25 PM, Brilliant! said:

Next, a 1996 World Juniors Mike McBain white jersey:

This thing is pretty well hammered. Tons of stick marks throughout and a gigantic repair stretching from the hemline; all the way up the chest to the collar and out through the right arm. It seems that he had to be cut out of the jersey at some point during the tournament and then it was stitched back up for future use. That probably explains the blood all over the front of it too. Having said that, I just read that this dude was actually arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor back in 2012 and is currently serving 4-15 years for it. Does that bring some bad juju down on me? Maybe that's why I got it for so cheap. Yeesh.

I remember this jersey well; I picked it up from whoever had owned it for the previous 15 years or so, and it's kicked around a bit since then.

The story is that McBain was checked from behind headfirst into the boards during a WJC game, and the jersey was cut off of him around the time that he was stretchered off.  Team USA asked Nike to provide another jersey for the remainder of the tournament, which was declined.  In order to have one ready to go in case he was cleared to come back, the equipment guys sewed the whole thing back up.  They actually did a pretty solid job of it as well, taking the time to line up the upper sweep of the red lines so it didn't look butchered at first glance.

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You had it too huh? Very cool. I can definitely see him having been injured in it because there's blood all over the front of it. And they did do a good job sewing it back up! That was the first thing I thought when I looked at it closely.

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26 minutes ago, Brilliant! said:

You had it too huh? Very cool. I can definitely see him having been injured in it because there's blood all over the front of it. And they did do a good job sewing it back up! That was the first thing I thought when I looked at it closely.

That jersey is pretty badass. Could we see some pictures of the repair?

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