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By SuperUser Account on 17/02/2012 2:35 PM


So you are eyeing that special game-worn jersey, but what are you really buying? Whether you have a $300 or a $3000 budget, here are the first 4 things you should consider before buying a game-worn jersey.

1. Authentication  

When you first start collecting game-worn jerseys things like Letter of Authenticity (LOA) and Certificate of authenticity...
By SuperUser Account on 10/02/2012 8:41 AM
Vladislav Tretiak

As soon as I walked into the hallway of the Windsor Hotel and saw the sign commemorating the foundation of the National Hockey League right there in one of the hotel’s restaurants, I knew it was going to be a great evening.

The All-Star Event was a charity fundraiser for the Vladislav Tretiak and Max Pacioretty Foundations.  The event took place last Friday February 3rd, and Classic Auctions was there.

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By SuperUser Account on 02/02/2012 12:07 PM


When we did our Top 10 Most Expensive Jerseys sold by Classic Auctions a couple of weeks ago, we unfortunately missed 3 important jerseys that should have been included.

Here...
By SuperUser Account on 27/01/2012 6:49 AM


Alex Ovechkin is an intense player.  Who would disagree with that?

If you haven’t really taken the time to watch a Washington Capitals game, then you may only know Alex Ovechkin as that guy who scores a ton of goals.  But seriously, I don’t think that I have ever seen a player with such a presence on the ice.  With those bright yellow laces on his skates,...
By SuperUser Account on 19/01/2012 9:35 AM




Which was the greater hockey story, the 1972 Summit Series or the 1980 Olympics’ “Miracle on Ice”?

Do we really need to choose?  Is it possible to say that both of these great hockey tales hold the same kind of sway over Canadians and Americans, respectively, though in two completely different contexts?

The eight games played between Canada...
By SuperUser Account on 11/01/2012 8:40 AM
 Ken Morrow

“Herb Brooks was smart like a fox […]”, said the more than friendly Ken Morrow.

I got a feeling while interviewing the legendary Ken Morrow that Walt Disney Pictures didn’t exaggerate in 2004 when they reproduced the famous speech from coach Brooks before the February 22nd game. The moment must have been magic. Just unrealistic.

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By SuperUser Account on 06/01/2012 11:41 AM


Game-worn jerseys are not made of gold and diamonds.  Most of the time, they are in a pretty bad shape.  Sometimes they even smell bad… but they are still one of the most wanted collectibles out there.

Jersey collectors know that when you are buying a game-worn jersey, you are actually buying the feeling that the player had when he wore it on the ice.  You...
By SuperUser Account on 27/12/2011 12:16 PM


The days and weeks surrounding Christmas and the New Year’s Eve have given us a lot of precious moments over the last 100 years.

Here’s a quick look at a few magic sports moments that filled the Holiday Seasons and made history.

December 24th 1969

Unhappy with his team’s decision to trade him to the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals’ centerfield Curt Flood writes a letter to the MLB commissioner to protest.  In his historic letter, Flood, a three-time All-Star and seven-time Golden Glove winner, was challenging the baseball’s so-called reserve clause preventing players from moving to another team unless they were traded.

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By SuperUser Account on 22/12/2011 10:00 AM


Detroit is Hockeytown.  True or false?

Well it’s hard to tell the 700,000+ people living in the 18th most populous city in the United States that they are wrong when you look at the stats and history of their team…

Not only that the Detroit Red Wings registered the trademark Hockeytown, they also registered the victories on the ice over the last decades.  As we say, ‘’Detroit Rocks’’.   The Red Wings have made the playoffs in 25 of the last 27 seasons, including the last 20 in a row (1991–2011)!  At the time we are writting these lines, they hold a 21-11-1 record, comfortably sitting in 5th place in the Western Conference.

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By SuperUser Account on 16/12/2011 9:03 AM
       

Want to know how one collects such a great quantity of quality items?

That’s exactly what we asked Scott Peters from Vancouver, who gave us the...