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Stars and MeiGray create new in-game program

Posted on 19th September 2014 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags:

The Dallas Stars and the MeiGray Group have launched a new in-game program that “brings Game-Worn and Game-Used collectors even closer to the game.”

Through an in-arena kiosk, the MeiGray Group program will offer game mementos quicker than ever. The program will also organise post-game meet-and-greet experiences with Dallas players.

“Dallas Stars Authenticated by MeiGray will be identifying, acquiring, authenticating and offering game-worn and game-used mementos as the great moments occur,” wrote the MeiGray Group. “Goal Pucks and Game-Used Pucks, game-used sticks, gloves, skates, pants and helmets, Official NHL Lineup Cards, Game-Worn Jerseys … and post-game Meet and Greet Experiences where your favorite player will greet you after the game and autograph the authenticated jersey he presents to you right off his back.”

The new program will launch with the start of 2014 pre-season this month.

Texas Stars honour Dallas hero Mike Modano

Posted on 4th April 2014 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags: ,

NHLThe Texas Stars will honour Mike Modano on Friday, Apr. 4, the retired legend who spent more than a decade with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. The AHL Stars will have Modano drop the puck before the Stars-Lake Erie Monsters game.

As part of the promotion, fans who arrive early will receive a Mike Modano Signature Edition Rally Towel. As it so happens, Friday night is also Toby Petersen Mini Bobble Night, so fans will take home a collectible toy, too.

Last month, the Dallas Stars honoured Mike Modano with a jersey retirement night on Mar. 8. As part of that night, the NHL Stars distributed special Panini hockey cards. Nine cards were distributed on Mar. 8, with the 10th card distributed a week later on Mar. 14.

Modano was captain of the Dallas Stars when the franchise won the Stanley Cup in 1999. Just last year as part of the franchise’s 20th anniversary celebrations, he was named to the Stars’ All-Time team.

Mike Modano Night game jersey auction

Posted on 25th March 2014 by hockeymedia in Auctions,Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLGame-worn hockey jerseys from Mike Modano night are up for auction via the Dallas Stars-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. Each of the jerseys features a unique “Modano 9″ patch.

Each of the jerseys were worn on Mar. 8 for the Stars-Wild hockey game. These particular jerseys were worn during the second period. The MeiGray auction closes on Thursday, Mar. 27 via nhl.auctions.com.

The “green jersey is .. registered into the Stars-MGG Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program as number (and) each jersey has the Mike Modano Night No.9 patch sewn onto the right breast of the jersey,” wrote MeiGray.

Each Stars player wore three jerseys for the Mar. 8 game. First-period jerseys were sold via MeiGray pre-sale orders while third-period jerseys were kept by the players. Along with the game-worn jerseys, there are a few game-issued jerseys in the auction, too.

Modano was captain of the Dallas Stars when the franchise won the Stanley Cup in 1999. Just last year as part of the franchise’s 20th anniversary celebrations, he was named to the Stars’ All-Time team.

MIKE MODANO NIGHT JERSEYS
2013-14 Dallas Stars Jamie Benn game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Jordie Benn game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Alex Chiasson game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Erik Cole game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Kevin Connauton game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Trevor Daley game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Brenden Dillon game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Cody Eakin game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Vernon Fiddler game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Ryan Garbutt game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Alex Goligoski game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Sergei Gonchar game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Shawn Horcoff game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Kari Lehtonen game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Valeri Nichushkin game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Rich Peverley game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Antoine Roussel game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin game-worn jersey Modano Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Ray Whitney game-worn jersey Modano Night

Panini America help Dallas Stars honour Mike Modano

Posted on 5th March 2014 by hockeymedia in Cards,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLPanini America will produce a special 10-card Mike Modano hockey card set that will be distributed at Dallas Stars home games. The promotional series will honour the former captain who will have his no. 9 retired by the franchise on Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014.

Fans attending the Saturday night game will receive a nine-card Mike Modano pack, with each card featuring a career highlight as picked by Modano himself.

“For this special tribute, Modano himself selected the nine moments to feature while meeting with Panini America’s Scott Prusha during the Panini VIP Party in Toronto last November,” wrote Tracy Hackler via Panini America’s The Knight’s Lance.

While nine cards will be distributed on Saturday night, a 10th card to complete the set will be distributed almost one week later on Friday, Mar. 14. The 10th card will feature a photo from the Mar. 8 jersey retirement ceremony.

Modano was captain of the Dallas Stars when the franchise won the Stanley Cup in 1999. Just last year as part of the franchise’s 20th anniversary celebrations, he was named to the Stars’ All-Time team.

Dallas Stars Opening Night game jersey auction

Posted on 22nd October 2013 by hockeymedia in Auctions,Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe MeiGray Group and Dallas Stars have given collectors the chance to bid on game-worn jerseys from 2013-14 Opening Night. The online auction runs until Oct. 24, 2013.

The jerseys are a new design for the new season, the Stars’ 20th anniversary season in Dallas. The Opening Night jerseys are authenticated by the MeiGray Group.

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All proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit The One Fund Boston, raising money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the 2013 Boston Marathon. You can contribute directly to the fund by placing your bid for a game-worn Flyers jersey today. The online auction will close on May 9, 2013 beginning at 9 p.m.

Every jersey worn by each of the participating MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program clubs contains a uniquely numbered inventory tag sewn into the jersey before it is worn by the player on the ice. This tag is equipped with covert security features regularly checked by MGG Program Directors so we can tell who wore the jersey and when.There is only one Opening Night. And there is only one Opening Night set of the Dallas’ Stars exciting new green jerseys.

New colors. New logo. New management and high hopes in 2013-14.

To celebrate the new look, the premiere set of 20 game-worn jerseys that the Stars wore to open the 2013-14 NHL regular season on October 3, 2013 at American Airlines Center in Dallas Texas, is now up for bid.

DALLAS STARS OPENING NIGHT
2013-14 Dallas Stars Jamie Benn game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Jordie Benn game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Alex Chiasson game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Erik Cole game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Trevor Daley game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Brenden Dillon game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Cody Eakin game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Dan Ellis game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Vernon Fiddler game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Ryan Garbutt game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Alex Goligoski game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Sergei Gonchar game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Shawn Horcoff game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Kari Lehtonen game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Chris Mueller game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Valeri Nichushkin game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Stephane Robidas game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Antoine Roussel game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin game-worn jersey Opening Night
2013-14 Dallas Stars Ray Whitney game-worn jersey Opening Night

Modano, Salming, Williams join Fall Expo autograph list

Posted on 10th October 2013 by hockeymedia in Shows,Signings,The Want List | Tags: , ,

NHLMike Modano, Börje Salming and Dave “Tiger” Williams have been added to the Fall 2013 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo Stars of the Game autograph lineup. The trio joins a growing list that includes marquee stars Mario Lemieux and Guy Lafleur.

Modano, Salming and Williams will sign autographs on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 (along with super legend Lemieux). Also attending the weekend show are Bobby Hull, Angela James and Geraldine Heaney (all three on Friday night). Lafleur will sign on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The cost of Modano autographs (courtesy Logo Sports) are $50 for regular items or $60 for premium items (as well as $10 for inscriptions and $40 for professional photo opportunities).

The cost of Salming autographs (courtesy A.J. Sports World) are $25 for any items (as well as $25 for professional photo opportunities). The cost of Williams autographs (also courtesy A.J. Sports World) are $20 for any items (as well as $20 for professional photo opportunities).

ABOUT THE SPORTCARD & MEMORABILIA EXPO
Next year’s Fall 2013 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo runs Nov. 8-10 at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, ON (just a few kilometres away from the Toronto Pearson International Airport). The show is billed as North America’s largest hockey collector’s show. For more information on the show, please visit sportcardexpo.com.

MeiGray launches 2013-14 Game-Worn Jersey program

NHLThe MeiGray Group has announced its 2013-14 MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. The program was launched with the start of the new National Hockey League season.

This marks the 11th season that the NHL and MeiGray have worked together on its Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. For the 2013-14 campaign, MeiGray has agreements with nine NHL teams: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals.

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One of the features of the program is the ability to pre-order your game-worn jersey.

Because of our authenticity and security tagging procedures you can order your game-worn jersey now, watch your jersey as it is being worn on the ice, and then receive it after we obtain the jersey from the team.

Each team has structured its individual game-worn jersey program with MeiGray to best suit its fans and the collecting public.

Our program details remain the same as last season:

* Once the jerseys are available and posted, you can pre-order a jersey online at meigray.com, or by calling us toll-free at 888-463-4472.

* Jerseys available for pre-order online will appear with PRE-ORDER after the Game Type.

* A 25% deposit will hold any jersey until it arrives at MGG. Balances WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY PROCESSED with the same credit card used for the deposit and jerseys will be shipped when they arrive unless the collector specifically notifies MGG to call or e-mail before processing. And in those cases, payment must be made within 10 days of notification or deposit will be forfeited.

* Refunds will not be given on cancelled pre-orders. You may change from one pre-ordered jersey to another, or you can use your deposit without penalty on an individual in-stock retail-priced item of equal or greater value. Only one deposit can be used on an in-stock item if you choose to exchange a pre-order.

* EXCEPTION: Full refunds will be given on pre-orders that cannot be fulfilled by the team or MGG due to non-delivery of the jersey, unavailability of the jersey due to circumstances out of the team or MGG’s control, if a player does not play in the jersey, or if the jersey is retained by the club for historical purposes, or if the jersey cannot be made available due to NHL game circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

As we have been reaching out to each team to plan its inventory, special events, and set dates, we will begin posting team-by-team updates throughout the month.

MeiGray regularly talks to non-program teams about joining or rejoining our program. Announcements regarding additions to the 2013-14 lineup will be made if a team joins or re-joins the program.

Authenticity and Security-Tagging Process

Remains the same as in past seasons. All jerseys are pre-tagged with individual serial numbers, and jerseys are checked post-use by MGG to confirm use as reported by the teams.

Team Reporting Procedures to MGG

Remains the same as in past seasons. Team report the tag numbers as the sets are worn, and update MGG with relevant set information.

Customer Requests/Pre-Ordering

We have on file the team-by-team Customer Request lists, and have begun calling all collectors who have requested the opportunity to Pre-Order 2013-14 jerseys. Once we complete the request calls, we post the available Set 1 jerseys for pre-order on our website.

We will continue to offer our unparalleled level of customer service. We will continue to ensure absolute authenticity because we still maintain the ability to security-check the teams with whom we’re working. We will continue to track the jerseys so you know what was worn, and when.
Thanks for your continued business and loyalty.

We look forward to continuing the high authenticity standards MGG established in 1997 and brought to the NHL in 2002.

Stars unveil new logo, new jersey for 2013-14 season

Posted on 5th June 2013 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Dallas Stars have unveiled a new logo and a new look for the 2013-14 season. The designs – along with the new jersey – were unveiled at a special Dallas Stars Rebrand Event on Tuesday June 4, 2013.

“One of my goals since taking over as owner was to create a classic, simple, yet true-to-hockey look on par with both the League’s Original Six designs and the best of the NHL,” said Dallas Stars’ owner Tom Gaglardi. “To accomplish that goal, we went through one of the most extensive processes in League history, which lasted more than a year and yielded nearly 250 different logo and uniform combinations. Our final product reflects the very best of those efforts and proudly embodies the next generation of the Dallas Stars franchise.”

The Stars recently celebrated their 20th anniversary in the Dallas market, having moved from Minnesota where the franchise had been known as the North Stars. The Dallas Stars won back-to-back Presidents’ Trophies in 1998 and 1999 and the Stanley Cup in 1999.

Of note, colours in the new Dallas look are Victory Green, Black and White.

Stars to retire Modano’s jersey no. 9

Posted on 4th June 2013 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Dallas Stars will retire jersey number 9 in honour of former captain Mike Modano. The jersey retirement will take place during a special pre-game presentation on Mar. 8, 2014.

“Mike Modano is a once-in-a-generation player and an American hockey icon,” Dallas Stars president/CEO Jim Lites said. “His contributions to our team, including winning the Stanley Cup and helping build hockey in Texas are immeasurable. We’re proud of everything Mike accomplished in a Stars uniform and are honored that his No. 9 will hang in our rafters.”

Modano played nearly his entire career with the Minnesota North Stars / Dallas Stars organization. Drafted first overall by Minnesota in 1988, he helped the North Stars reach the Stanley Cup final in 1991. After the franchise moved to Dallas, Modano helped the Stars win the Stanley Cup in 1999 and then reach the final in 2000.

Along with Presidents’ Trophy victories in 1998 and 1999, he won six division titles with the Stars.

Dallas Stars’ All-Time Team photo cards

Posted on 22nd April 2013 by hockeymedia in Cards,The Want List | Tags:

NHLThe Dallas Stars have produced a series of All-Team Team full-size photo-cards, each 8″ x 10″ in size with the Stars’ 20th anniversary logo. The 20 cards in the series feature the players selected to the Stars’ All-Time Team by fans earlier this season.

The 20 players in the series are goalies Ed Belfour and Marty Turco, defencemen Sergei Zubov, Darryl Sydor, Derian Hatcher, Richard Matvichuk, Stéphane Robidas and Craig Ludwig, and forwards Jere Lehtinen, Mike Modano, Brett Hull, Brenden Morrow, Joe Nieuwendyk, Jamie Langenbrunner, Loui Eriksson, Jamie Benn, Bill Guerin, Stu Barnes, Guy Carbonneau and Steve Ott.

The Stars’ All-Time Team photo cards were distributed at Dallas home games this 2012-13 season.