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Flyers pay tribute to Desjardins on Thursday

Posted on 16th February 2015 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Philadelphia Flyers will pay tribute to former defenceman Éric Desjardins on Thursday Feb. 19. The Flyers will pay tribute to their former captain in a ceremony that inducts the defenceman into the Flyers Hall of Fame.

Desjardins is the third former player inducted to the Flyers Hall of Fame this 2014-15 season. Earlier this season, both John LeClair and Eric Lindros were inducted on Nov. 20.

Desjardins was a seven-time Barry Ashbee Trophy winner as the Flyers’ top defenceman. He was also a two-time NHL Second Team All-Star (1998-99 and 1999-2000).

“This means a lot to me,” said Desjardins via flyers.nhl.com. “After spending so many years with the Flyers and now being retired for almost nine years now, it’s a great feeling. It is something you don’t think about when you are playing but once you’re retired and an honor like this happens, it is very special.”


Flyers pay tribute to LeClair and Lindros this Thursday

Posted on 17th November 2014 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Philadelphia Flyers will pay tribute to former forwards John LeClair and Eric Lindros this Thursday Nov. 20. The two players will both be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame.

LeClair and Lindros are the first two of three former players to be inducted this 2014-15 season. Defenceman Éric Desjardins will be inducted on Feb. 19, 2015.

“I’m very excited and very honored,” said LeClair on flyers.nhl.com. “The time I spent in Philadelphia was just terrific, and the experiences I had playing in the city and with the fans were some of the most exciting moments.”

“I am honoured to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame, a hall full of diversity,” said Lindros. “What made this news even more special is to hear that I will be entering alongside John who I had the good fortune of playing with for most of my time in Philly. I look forward to seeing old friends and to be back in the Wells Fargo Center alongside the Flyer Faithful.”

Flyers bring back classic look as third jersey

Posted on 7th October 2014 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Philadelphia Flyers are bringing back a classic look in the form of a third jersey for the 2014-15 NHL season. The orange jersey will be worn for 12 games this upcoming season.

The ‘new’ jersey models the look from the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. The jersey will be worn for 10 home games and two away games.

The schedule of 12 dates run from Oct. 11 to Apr. 11. Before Christmas, the four dates are Oct. 11, Nov. 19 (away), Nov. 28 and Dec. 13. In the new year, the eight dates are Jan. 10, Jan. 31, Feb. 21, Mar. 7 (away), Mar. 14, Mar. 28, Apr. 5 and Apr. 11.

As with the 2012 Winter Classic jersey, the 2014-15 Flyers third jersey features orange as the primary colour and black as the secondary colour.

’74 Flyers to highlight Spring 2014 Expo autograph lineup

Posted on 13th February 2014 by hockeymedia in Shows,Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo Stars of the Game autograph guest list will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Philadelphia Flyers first Stanley Cup victory. Already announced a few months out, 1974 heroes Bill Barber, Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent will sign autographs at the Spring 2014 Expo on May 3.

Barber, Clarke and Parent are honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. All three were back-to-back Stanley Cup winners with the Flyers. Goalie Parent was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner in both years. Also signing that same day is Reggie Leach, a one-time Stanley Cup winner in 1975 and Conn Smythe Trophy winner in 1976 (when the Flyers lost to the Canadiens).

The price for a Clarke autograph (at the show) is $60 for a regular item or $80 for a bulky item. The price for a Parent autograph is $35 for a regular item or $45 for a bulky item. The price for a Barber autograph is $25 (any item) while the price for a Leach autograph is $20.

There is also a special “LCB Line” ticket price of $100 (Barber, Clarke and Leach). The LCB tickets are good for either a Flyers or 1976 Canada Cup photo.

Additional autograph guests will be announced in the coming months.

ABOUT THE SPORTCARD & MEMORABILIA EXPO
This year’s Spring 2014 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo runs May 2-4 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.


Bernie Parent signing at the Collectors’ International in Montréal

Hall of Fame manager Allen, 90, passes away

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

NHLKeith Allen, a Stanley Cup winner both as a player and general manager, has passed away. The Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Allen played senior and minor-pro hockey, winning the Calder Cup in 1943 with the Buffalo Bisons. He eventually worked his way up to the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup in 1954.

After serving as a coach at the minor-pro level, Allen was picked as head coach of the NHL’s expansion Philadelphia Flyers. He then became the team’s general manager, leading the club to back-to-back Stanley Cup victories in 1974 and 1975.

Born on 21 August 1923, he passed away on 4 February 2014. He became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.

MeiGray Flyers Police warm-up jersey auction

Posted on 11th January 2014 by hockeymedia in Auctions,The Want List | Tags: ,

CHLA set of 2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers warm-up jerseys are available at auction until Jan. 14, 2014. All the warm-up jerseys in the auction feature a special Philadelphia Police Department patch. The MeiGray auction will help benefit Flyers Charities.

The jerseys were worn on Dec. 19 before the Flyers-Blue Jackets game at Wells Fargo Center (the Flyers won 5-4 that night). Ahead of the game, the Flyers honoured the Philadelphia Police Department and the Police Athletic League.

Each orange Flyers jersey is registered to the Flyers-MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. Each item was authenticated by a Flyers-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program Director immediately after it was used. Each jersey has been security-tagged, serial-numbered, and registered into the NHL-MGG Population Report.

The auction includes jerseys worn by Claude Giroux, Steve Mason, Vincent Lecavalier, and others.

Big E Lindros to appear at Panini VIP event at Fall Expo

Posted on 31st October 2013 by hockeymedia in Shows,Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLPanini America has announced that Eric Lindros will be a guest at the Panini VIP Party on Nov. 9. The Saturday night party is a highlight of the Panini America promotions for the upcoming Fall 2013 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo.

Other Panini VIP autograph guests are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Music will be provided by DJ Kool.

Panini America introduced the Panini VIP Party at the 33rd National Sports Collectors Convention in August 2012. The show returned this past summer to the 34th annual National in Chicago, IL.

According to Panini America’s Tracy Hackler, entry to the Canadian party is reserved to collectors who spend “$5,000 worth of Panini America product at the Fall 2013 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo.”

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.

Flyers’ Boston Strong game jersey charity auction

Posted on 7th May 2013 by hockeymedia in Auctions,Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe MeiGray Group and Philadelphia Flyers will give collectors the chance to bid on game-worn jerseys to benefit The One Fund Boston. The jerseys are available until May 9, 2013.

The orange Philadelphia jerseys were worn on Apr. 23 at Wells Fargo Center when the Flyers hosted the Bruins. Each jersey features a blue and yellow “Boston Strong” ribbon.

“We have all seen what Boston has gone through and how they all rallied together,” said Comcast Spectacor President Peter Luukko. “As someone from New England, I know how much pride that city has. We too have been moved by what we saw last week in Boston and wanted to do our part to help.”

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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.

FLYERS GAME JERSEYS
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Daniel Brière game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Ilya Bryzgalov game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Sean Couturier game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Ruslan Fedotenko game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Kurtis Foster game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Simon Gagné game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Ben Gustafsson game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Adam Hall game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Scott Hartnell game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Mike Knuble game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Oliver Lauridsen game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Andreas Lilja game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Brandon Manning game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Matt Read game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Jay Rosehill game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Brayden Schenn game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Luke Schenn game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Wayne Simmonds game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers Jakub Voracek game-worn jersey Boston Strong patch

Flyers warm up jerseys celebrate Timonen milestone

Posted on 24th April 2013 by hockeymedia in Auctions,Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Philadelphia Flyers paid tribute to Kimmo Timonen with a special warm-up jersey that marked the veteran’s 1,000th NHL game. The jerseys were worn ahead of the March 26 game against the Rangers.

All 21 jerseys worn (or prepared) by the Flyers for that game are available now via a live auction with the MeiGray Group. The auction runs through Apr. 25, 2013.

Each orange jersey features Timonen’s name and number (44) on the back. Each jersey has two signatures: both Timonen and the player who wore the jersey in warm up.

Timonen, who has played for the Nashville Predators and Flyers in his NHL career, reached the 1,000-game milestone on Mar. 18, 2013.

MORE FROM THE MEIGRAY GROUP
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.