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MeiGray to auction Winter Classic gear

Posted on 12th January 2011 by hockeymedia in Auctions,Game-Used,The Want List | Tags: , ,

NHLThe MeiGray Group will help auction game-used gear from the annual Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. This year’s contest featured the Washington Capitals and host Pittsburgh Penguins. Game-used jerseys and pucks will be available for auction until Jan. 20.

The auction will include game-worn jerseys worn by Sidney Crosby of the Penguins and Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals. The jerseys were worn during the first period of the NHL Winter Classic.

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The National Hockey League’s fourth annual Winter Classic, the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, was the first played under the lights in prime time. On January 1, 2011, in front of 68,111 fans who packed Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, the Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1.

The NHL-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program is proud to offer fans and collectors across the globe the opportunity to own a piece of history … the actual jersey worn by #87 Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period of this historic event.

This navy vintage w/C jersey is a Size 56 and is registered into the NHL-MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program as number H05929.

The Capitals honored their past by wearing white with red and blue jerseys they wore when the franchise was founded in 1974-75. Affixed to the right shoulder of each jersey is the 2011 NHL Winter Classic patch.

The Penguins honored their past by wearing a navy jersey with powder blue and beige accents that reflected several designs from their early years. The jersey’s striping and number font, and uniquely designed crest conjured memories of their inaugural season, 1967-68. The navy and powder blue colors paid tribute to several jersey designs from the 1970s. Affixed to the right breast of each jersey is the 2011 NHL Winter Classic patch.

Here’s the link:
NHL Winter Classic Game-Worn Jersey Charity Auction

Highlights of the auction include:
· 19 jerseys worn by the Penguins during the first period. The jersey worn in the first period by Craig Adams was presented to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
· 19 jerseys worn by the Capitals during the first period. The jersey worn in the first period by Jeff Schultz was presented to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
· The 2 jerseys prepared for Penguins players who did not play in the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.
· The 7 jerseys prepared for Capitals players who did not play in the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.
· The first puck with the unique 2011 NHL Winter Classic logo dropped to start the first period of the Classic and used until the game’s first stoppage, at 1:28 of the first period.
· 8 additional game-used pucks (3 more from the first period, one from the second period, and 4 from the third period) with the unique 2011 NHL Winter Classic logo used in the game.
· Four pucks with the unique 2011 Winter Classic logo used to score the four goals in the game.
· 8 practice pucks with the unique 2011 NHL Winter Classic logo used by the Penguins during their practice at Heinz Field on December 31, 2010.
· 8 practice pucks with the unique 2011 NHL Winter Classic logo used by the Capitals during their practice at Heinz Field on December 31, 2010.

Every jersey has been authenticated by MeiGray, and will be registered in the MeiGray’s Registration System. For details on any jersey, please call us toll-free at 888-463-4472.