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MeiGray Winter Classic auction open for bidding

Posted on 20th January 2012 by hockeymedia in Auctions,Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: , ,

NHLThe annual MeiGray Group / NHL Winter Classic game-used memorabilia hockey auction has opened. The auction features game-worn jerseys from both the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, this year’s participants in the annual outdoor game. The auction closes Jan. 26 at 9pm.

Along with game-worn jerseys, the auction features the goal pucks and game pucks. Each of these pucks feature the unique NHL Winter Classic Philadelphia 2012 logo that was used for this game only.

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The National Hockey League’s fifth annual Winter Classic, the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, was a thriller that kept the 46,967 fans who packed Citizens Bank Park captivated until the final buzzer. On January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, the New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2.

· 18 jerseys worn by the Rangers during the first period. The jersey worn in the first period by Anton Stralman was presented to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The jersey worn in the first period by Brandon Prust is not available.

· 19 jerseys worn by the Flyers during the first period. The jersey worn in the first period by Andreas Lilja was presented to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

· The 7 jerseys prepared for the Rangers who did not play in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

· The 6 jerseys prepared for the Flyers who did not play in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

· The actual pucks used to score 4 of the 5 goals in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

· The first puck with the unique NHL Winter Classic Philadelphia 2012 logo dropped to start the first period.

· The puck used for the first penalty shot in Winter Classic history.

· 12 additional game-used pucks (4 more from the first period, 5 from the second period, and 3 from the third period) with the unique NHL Winter Classic Philadelphia 2012 logo used in the game.

· 9 pucks used by the teams during the pregame warmup.

· 9 practice pucks with the unique NHL Winter Classic Philadelphia 2012 logo used by the Rangers during their practice at Citizens Bank Park on January 1, 2012.

· 10 practice pucks with the unique NHL Winter Classic Philadelphia 2012 logo used by the Flyers during their practice at Citizens Bank Park on January 1, 2012.

The Rangers honoured their past by wearing a beige jersey with red and navy stripes and accents. The vintage crest was inspired by the late 1920s era shield that introduced this Original 6 franchise that was founded in 1926. Affixed to the right shoulder of each jersey is the 2012 NHL Winter Classic patch.

The Flyers honoured their storied history since their introduction into the NHL in 1967-68 by reintroducing black to their traditional orange and white colors. Their classic logo centered a jersey with a new and unique striping pattern. The team honored Pennsylvania, the Keystone State, by using the state shield to frame the C and As of their captain and alternate captains. Affixed to the right breast of each jersey is the 2012 NHL Winter Classic patch.

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