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Brodeur’s first Blues cards available in February

Posted on 19th December 2014 by hockeymedia in Cards,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLMartin Brodeur’s first St. Louis Blues hockey cards will be available in February 2015. The cards will be featured in 2014-15 SPx produced by the Upper Deck Company.

“When Upper Deck heard Martin Brodeur had signed with the St. Louis Blues, we knew it was a moment we had to capture,” wrote the Upper Deck Company in early December. “More importantly, we knew we had to get his first cards as a member of the St. Louis Blues out into packs as soon as possible. The Upper Deck photography and prepress teams jumped through a variety of hoops to make his cards Blues available quickly.”

This year marks the 19th edition of SPx hockey cards. As part of this year’s series, it will include a tribute to the 1997-98 holographic design.

“There will actually be two versions of Brodeur cards with St. Louis available in a base design and a throwback holographic design. Below are the final approved images Brodeur fans should be adding to their “want lists” now.”

Blues fans can help build Hall of Fame, one brick at a time

Posted on 14th November 2014 by hockeymedia in The Want List | Tags:

NHLSt. Louis Blues fans can help build the team’s new Hall of Fame, one brick at a time. Fans are given the chance to purchase a personalised memorial brick “that will help build the new Blues Hall of Fame Plaza outside Scottrade Center.”

“A commemorative brick is a great for the Blues fanatic in your life,” said Blues’ legend Brett Hull with the launch of the promotion. “Don’t miss your chance to become part of Blues history. Only a limited number of bricks will be sold, so order yours today.”

More information on the promotion is available at stlouisblues.com/bluesplaza

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Brick Package Options:
4” x 8” Brick Package with replica $165
8” x 8” Brick Package with replica $310
4” x 12” Logo Brick Package with replica $375
8” x 8” Premium Brick Package with replica $1,000
8” x 8” Premium Logo Brick Package with replica $1,000
Premium Bricks will be placed around the base of the Hall of Fame statues.

Blues look back for new jersey design

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

blues.nhl.comJust listen to Blues’ legend Brett Hull: “I love the new uniform: it really gives a sense of a real classic uniform that inspires great play. When you put it on, it gives you an incredible sense of pride to wear it.”

The new St. Louis Blues hockey jerseys – both blue home and white away – were unveiled on Monday Aug. 25 at an Ice Breaker event in St. Louis. The new jerseys will be worn for this 2014-15 season, with Hull amongst the fans ready to don the new look.

According to the Blues, the jerseys will be available at shop.nhl.com as well as the True Blue Authentic Team Store in Scottrade Center.

“We’re going back to tradition,” said defenceman Alex Pietrangelo via blues.nhl.com. “It’s certainly exciting to be able to wear these. You can tell it’s going back to the traditional Blues, the history of the Blues. We love to represent that as players.

“I thought they did a great job of combining the old with the new.”

According to the Blues, the new uniforms reflect a modernized version of the classic look worn by the team from 1998-2007. The uniform leaves the Blue Note unchanged, symbolizing the club’s pride in one of the greatest logos in all of sports.

Constructed from all the latest advanced materials of the Reebok Edge 2.0 system, the jersey’s diagonal color striping on the sleeves has been straightened for a simplified, cleaner aesthetic. The same effect has been achieved with the return of stripes along the waistline.

The Blues joined the National Hockey League in 1967-68.

Blues 14 Fund autographed puck series back for 2013-14

Posted on 24th October 2013 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,Signings,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe St. Louis Blues 14 Fund autographed puck series is back for the 2013-14 campaign, with the third such ‘mystery’ autograph puck available on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Autographed pucks are sold outside of Section 119 at the Blues Arena.

Pucks are sold for $30, with fans choosing a wrapped puck at random. Each puck is autographed, although you won’t know by who until you unwrap the puck.

The first two pucks sold this year were a special Opening Night Limited Edition puck on Oct. 3 and a Pink at the Rink puck on Oct. 12. On Tuesday Oct. 29, it will be the Hallowe’en 2013 Limited Edition puck.

The Blues 14 Fund autographed puck series was previously promoted during the 2011-12 campaign. Later this year, there will be a Luck of the Puck promotion on Mar. 17 (St. Patrick’s Day theme) and a Fan Appreciation Puck on Apr. 13.

They should make… a Cardinals Brett Hull baseball card

Posted on 23rd September 2013 by hockeymedia in 2013-14,THEY SHOULD MAKE | Tags:

NHLTHEY SHOULD MAKE THAT INTO A HOCKEY CARD • Countless personalities have thrown out the first pitch at Major League Baseball games, from American presidents to actors to sporting heroes from other sports. One of the latest to do so was St. Louis Blues’ legend Brett Hull at a St. Louis Cardinals’ home game on Sep. 10, 2013.

One day earlier, the Blues’ hockey star was named Executive Vice President of the franchise, 15 years after his departure from the organisation as a player. From 1987-88 to 1997-98, Hull scored a franchise record 527 goals with the Blues.

Hull continued his hockey career with the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes, hanging up his skates after five games in 2005-06. He won the Stanley Cup in 1999 with the Stars and then again in 2002 with the Red Wings.

Whether in a baseball set or a hockey set, it would be neat to see a Brett Hull Cardinals picture card from the Sep. 10 baseball game (a Cardinals’ 4-2 win against the Brewers).

“I’ve been a baseball guy my whole life. I played it when I was young, and when I went to college, I played fast pitch softball in the offseason,” Hull told John Rooney during the game’s broadcast on KMOX 1120 AM. “I’ve always been kind of an American League guy, but the Cards are my team in the National League.”

Hull wore a special white Cardinals jersey with his name and number (16 Hull) on the back. In shorts and flip flops, Hull threw out the ceremonial pitch to Cardinals’ outfielder Shane Robinson. Robinson then signed the baseball for Hull.

WIN A BRETT HULL HOCKEY JERSEY
The St. Louis Blues 14 Fund is raffling the Hull 16 jersey from the introduction press conference on Sep. 9, 2013. The jersey is not only signed by Hull, but it will be handed to the lucky winner by Hull himself (so the winner can get his picture with the Blues’ legend).

Fans can purchase a $10 raffle ticket via the St. Louis Blues’ website. Fans can purchase as many raffle tickets as they like.

The winner will be announced on Sep. 26 at 3pm.

The Blues 14 Fund focuses on four areas of giving, which include cancer care and awareness, health and wellness, education and youth hockey development. Thanks to the commitment of Blues players, alumni, volunteers and fans, the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund has contributed nearly $2 million to the St. Louis community. For more information on the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund, please call Randy Girsch at 314-589-5998.

Great Gretzky re-signed by the Upper Deck Company

NHLThe Upper Deck Company has signed Wayne Gretzky to a new contract for signed memorabilia and exclusive use on trading cards.

“As Upper Deck approaches its 25th Anniversary, the announcement of our expanded partnership with Wayne Gretzky couldn’t be better,” said Jason Masherah, president of Upper Deck. “While Upper Deck collectors continue to get excited about pulling Gretzky autographs from our hockey card packs, puck fans can now look forward to an amazing portfolio of Wayne Gretzky autographed memorabilia as well. We will offer several unique memorabilia pieces that are sure to be a hit with Gretzky fans everywhere.”

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A few highlights of the new collection include a “Tegata” print, a traditional form of Japanese memorabilia reserved only for the most elite athletes. The Gretzky Tegata will showcase an actual inked hand print, displayed over an intricate mosaic background featuring his most famous moments and action shots.

“The Show” will offer collectors the largest Wayne Gretzky autographed display ever produced. This Upper Deck exclusive piece will measure a whopping 46 by 20 inches, and features a colossal signature over two feet in length alongside an action packed shot of Gretzky. Upper Deck will also produce a series of limited edition “Curve” displays, where a unique Gretzky image and autographed puck combine for a dramatic visual inside of a dynamic 8.5″ x 11″ curve-shaped display.

Upper Deck will share details on compelling new Wayne Gretzky collectibles in the coming weeks with many items available for fans to purchase through the company’s new online store (www.upperdeckstore.com). Wayne Gretzky joins Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Landon Donovan as exclusive athletes for Upper Deck.

“We have enjoyed a great relationship with Hockey Canada and are very happy to bring Canadian hockey fans collectibles and trading cards featuring players from their beloved national team,” said Jason Masherah, president of Upper Deck. “Fans can expect Upper Deck to branch out by creating some compelling trading card releases for Hockey Canada in the future, while continuing to deliver meaningful content to existing hockey and multi-sport products.”

Blues Musial tribute warm-up jerseys

Posted on 6th February 2013 by hockeymedia in Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe St. Louis Blues recently sold warm-up jerseys that paid tribute to long-time St. Louis baseball legend Stan Musial. The special warm-up jerseys were worn just over a week after Musial’s passing on Jan. 19.

The Blues celebrated Musial before the Jan. 27 hockey game. Musial’s grandson was on hand to drop a ceremonial first puck before the NHL game.

The first eight warm-up jerseys were sold in stadium that night while another eight jerseys were sold via auction at stlouisblues.com. Another five jerseys will be sold at a St. Louis Cardinals auction in the near future.

Proceeds from the jersey auctions will benefit the Blues 14 Fund and Cardinals Care.

Game jerseys: St. Louis Blues

Posted on 23rd October 2012 by hockeymedia in 2012-13,GAME JERSEYS | Tags: ,

NHLST. LOUIS BLUES • 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 5 • Every Tuesday throughout the 2012-13 hockey season, we’ll look at significant auction action from another professional hockey team (active or defunct). We will highlight (if available) the top-5 auction results as well as a few results of modern jerseys for those teams that are still active (especially those sourced by one of our favourite The Want List hockey magazine sponsors, the MeiGray Group).
Be sure to pick up your copy of the
Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at your favourite hockey collector store. You can also purchase your copy online via theWantList.ca.


Glenn Hall game-used jersey sold by Leland’s

VINTAGE 5

1. 1970-71 St. Louis Blues Glenn Hall game-used jersey
High bid of $5,315 U.S. (Leland’s, Dec. 6, 2002)
2. 1968-69 St. Louis Blues Barclay Plager game-used jersey
High bid of $3,700 U.S. (May 24, 2011)
3. 1967-68 St. Louis Blues Noel Picard game-used jersey
High bid of $3,630 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Oct. 23, 2007)
4. circa 1972 St. Louis Blues Garry Unger game-used jersey
High bid of $3,575 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Feb. 17, 2004)
5. 1982-83 St. Louis Blues Joe Mullen game-used jersey
High bid of $3,363 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 24, 2011)

MODERN 5

1. 2001-02 St. Louis Blues Chris Pronger game-used jersey
High bid of $3,252 U.S. (Hockey Fights Cancer, Feb. 2, 2002)
2. 1991-92 St. Louis Blues Brendan Shanahan game-used jersey
High bid of $2,780 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 16, 2007)
3. 1993-94 St. Louis Blues Brendan Shanahan game-used jersey
High bid of $2,541 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, June 21, 2011)
4. 1993-94 St. Louis Blues Brett Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $2,527 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, Nov. 23, 2011)
5. 1992-93 St. Louis Blues Brendan Shanahan game-used jersey
High bid of $2,087 U.S. (Leland’s, Dec. 4, 2003)

HEROES OF YEAR TWO

For the second of three-straight seasons, the 1968-69 St. Louis Blues reached the Stanley Cup final, but lost in the final series. The team captain and scoring leader was Red Berenson. Other 20-goal scorers were Gary Sabourin and Ab McDonald. The goalies were Glenn Hall and Jacques Plante.

HALL OF JERSEYS

Sixteen former Blues are now honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Five of them are also former captains: #24 Bernie Federko, #2 Scott Stevens, #16 Brett Hull, #99 Wayne Gretzky, and #2 Al MacInnis. Federko, Hull and MacInnis have also had their numbers retired by the club. Other former Blues now in the Hockey Hall of Fame are Doug Harvey, Dickie Moore, Glenn Hall, Jacques Plante, Guy Lapointe, #26 Peter Stastny, #7 Joe Mullen, Dale Hawerchuk, #31 Grant Fuhr, #9 Doug Gilmour and #12 Adam Oates. Along with the retired numbers of Federko, Hull and MacInnis, the Blues have also retired numbers in honour of #3 Bob Gassoff, #8 Barclay Plager, and #11 Brian Sutter.

GAME EDITION 2012-13

The St. Louis Blues’ captain is #42 David Backes. Alternate captains are #5 Barret Jackman, #10 Andy McDonald, #15 Jamie Langenbrunner and #20 Alexander Steen. The team’s goalies are #1 Brian Elliott and #41 Jaroslav Halak. (To see the Blues’ entire roster, please visit blues.com.)

Game jerseys: St. Louis Blues

Posted on 26th June 2012 by hockeymedia in 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS (2011-12) | Tags: ,

NHLST. LOUIS BLUES • 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 39 • Every Tuesday throughout the 2011-12 hockey season, we’ll look at significant auction action from another professional hockey team (active or defunct). We will highlight (if available) the top-5 auction results as listed in the 2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide. We will also feature a few results of modern jerseys for those teams that are still active (especially those sourced by one of our favourite The Want List hockey magazine sponsors, the MeiGray Group).
Be sure to pick up your copy of the
2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at magazine stores (in Canada) or popular hockey collector stores. You can also purchase your copy online via theWantList.ca.


Glenn Hall game-used jersey sold by Leland’s

VINTAGE 5

1. 1970-71 St. Louis Blues Glenn Hall game-used jersey
High bid of $5,315 U.S. (Leland’s, Dec. 6, 2002)
2. 1968-69 St. Louis Blues Barclay Plager game-used jersey
High bid of $3,700 U.S. (May 24, 2011)
3. 1967-68 St. Louis Blues Noel Picard game-used jersey
High bid of $3,630 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Oct. 23, 2007)
4. circa 1972 St. Louis Blues Garry Unger game-used jersey
High bid of $3,575 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Feb. 17, 2004)
5. 1982-83 St. Louis Blues Joe Mullen game-used jersey
High bid of $3,363 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 24, 2011)

MODERN 5

1. 2001-02 St. Louis Blues Chris Pronger game-used jersey
High bid of $3,252 U.S. (Hockey Fights Cancer, Feb. 2, 2002)
2. 1991-92 St. Louis Blues Brendan Shanahan game-used jersey
High bid of $2,780 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 16, 2007)
3. 1993-94 St. Louis Blues Brendan Shanahan game-used jersey
High bid of $2,541 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, June 21, 2011)
4. 1993-94 St. Louis Blues Brett Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $2,527 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, Nov. 23, 2011)
5. 1992-93 St. Louis Blues Brendan Shanahan game-used jersey
High bid of $2,087 U.S. (Leland’s, Dec. 4, 2003)

HEROES OF YEAR ONE

The St. Louis Blues were part of the National Hockey League’s grand expansion of 1967-68. Al Arbour was the team’s first captain while Red Berenson was the team’s first scoring star. Other heroes included Gerry Melnyk, Jim Roberts and Frank St-Marseille. Goalies were Glenn Hall and Seth Martin. Doug Harvey joined the team for the playoffs.

HALL OF JERSEYS

Fifteen former Blues are now honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Five of them are also former captains: #24 Bernie Federko, #2 Scott Stevens, #16 Brett Hull, #99 Wayne Gretzky, and #2 Al MacInnis. Federko, Hull and MacInnis have also had their numbers retired by the club. Other former Blues now in the Hockey Hall of Fame are Doug Harvey, Dickie Moore, Glenn Hall, Jacques Plante, Guy Lapointe, #26 Peter Stastny, #7 Joe Mullen, Dale Hawerchuk, #31 Grant Fuhr and #9 Doug Gilmour. Along with the retired numbers of Federko, Hull and MacInnis, the Blues have also retired numbers in honour of #3 Bob Gassoff, #8 Barclay Plager, and #11 Brian Sutter.

GAME EDITION 2011-12

The St. Louis Blues’ captain is #42 David Backes, also the team’s leading scorer in 2010-11. Alternate captains are #5 Barret Jackman, #10 Andy McDonald, #15 Jamie Langenbrunner and #20 Alexander Steen. The team’s goalies are #1 Brian Elliott and #41 Jaroslav Halak. (To see the Blues’ entire roster, please visit blues.com.)

Blues Fan Appreciation autograph pucks

Posted on 5th April 2012 by hockeymedia in Collectibles,Signings,The Want List | Tags:

NHLThe third and final St. Louis Blues 14 Puck Series autographs will be available on April 6, 2012 at the Blues-Coyotes game in St. Louis. These limited-edition autographed pucks will be on sale outside Section 119 beginning when doors open for the Blues-Blue Jacket game. Pucks are available until they are sold out.

Earlier this year, the Blues sold Opening Night pucks on October 8 (Blues-Predators game) and green St. Patrick’s Day pucks on March 10 (Blues-Blue Jackets game).

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All proceeds from the sale of the three promotional puck nights will benefit the Blues 14 Fund. Pucks are $30 each and are autographed by members of the 2011-12 Blues team. A limited supply will be available each night and the pucks will be selected at random.