Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2014 John Moore Road, Stanley Cup Finals (Steiner)

This is John Moore's 2014 Stanley Cup Finals road sweater.  Johnny Moore played one game (game 2) in this sweater on the road in Los Angeles and had 19:07 of ice time in the contest.  He sat out of Gm 1 serving his suspension for the hit on Montreal's Dale Weise in Eastern Conference Finals and kept his Game 5  road sweater for himself..  John Moore was very solid defensively in the Finals but did not factor on the score sheet in Game 2..  The jersey exhibits some light stick marks on the chest and a small board burn on the left sleeve.. These NY Rangers Finals jerseys were swept up by NYR collectors very quickly and will disappear into collections.. 

 The 2014 Stanley Cup Finals patch adorns the left shoulder of the NY Rangers sweater

Here is John Moore wearing this sweater in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals

Saturday, May 31, 2014

2007-08 Dan Girardi Leetch Night 3rd Period (MeiGray)

This is Dan Girardi's game worn sweater from Brian Leetch night on January 24th, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York.  This home blue sweater was worn by Girardi in the 3rd period of the game vs. the Atlanta Thrashers. The Rangers beat the Thrashers in a shootout 2-1.  This G sweater shows very light use as would be expected from a sweater only worn in one period.  The sweater is a great early example of the original Reebok Edge 1.0 that was abandoned by all teams for the ultra fill material.  The Rangers equipment staff also hemmed the early Edge sweater to give it a neater look on the ice. G logged 19:47 of ice time in the game and took 26 shifts not registering any points in the game.  The sweater is registered to the MeiGray authentication system and has the set tag in the hem. Also the fight strap has the number "3" written on it which indicates that it was worn in the 3rd period. Girardi has also signed the number 5 on the back of the sweater with a black sharpie.

The Leetch Night patch adorns the right shoulder of the Girardi sweater

Monday, April 14, 2014

1985-86 Bob Brooke Road jersey (MeiGray Vintage)

This is Bob Brooke's 1985-86 road sweater with the beautiful diagonal "New York" style on the front.. Dozens of team repairs, stick marks, paint transfer.. A true classic of a very good Ranger while he was on my beloved team.  During the 1985-86 regular season Brooke scored 24 goals and added 20 assists for 44 points and was an instrumental part of the Rangers run to the Wales Conference finals 6 goals and 9 assists for 15 points in 16 games.  He had a memorable OT winner at Madison Square Garden vs. Washington Capitals in round 2 and scored memorable goals against the Philadelphia Flyers in round 1.
Thanks to Barry Meisel at the MeiGray Group for helping me obtain this great sweater.

 The traditional Gerry Cosby tagging that was present for many years in NY Rangers game worn sweaters
Here is a photo of Bob Brooke wearing this sweater against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Photomatched to the small hairline stick mark on the lower white stripe on the middle of the front of the sweater.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

2013-14 Brad Richards Set 1 Road (Steiner)

This is Brad Richards Set 1 game worn road sweater from the 2013-14 season. Richy wore this sweater on the first road trip for the Rangers to begin the season. The road trip was the longest of the year for the Rangers and was a total of 9 games while MSG was finishing the renovations.. Richy scored 5 goals and added 4 assists for 9 points on the road trip.  The sweater features customized velco cuffs, unprepared holes, paint transfer, stick marks and nice pilling in inner rear hem. Steiner LOA

 Richards likes his cuffs customized with velcro 
Bloodstained photo match against NY Islanders on October 29th, 2013

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2007-08 Brandon Dubinsky Warmups Leetch Retirement Night Ceremony (MeiGray/MSG) LOA

This is Brandon Dubinsky's/Brian Leetch Retirement Night warmups sweater... The NY Rangers wore these sweaters in pre game warmups in celebration of Brian Leetch's HOF career as a NY Ranger on January 24th 2008. The NY Rangers beat the Atlanta Thrashers 2-1 in a shootout that night. These sweaters are very rare, unique and an awesome NY Rangers collectible with Leetch's retired #2 on the chest and patch on the shoulder. Leetch has signed the sweater on the number 1 on the back. MeiGray LOA.
Leetch's number 2 adorns the left chest of the sweater
The beautiful Leetch night retirement patch adorns the right shoulder of the sweater
Hall of Famer Brian Leetch has signed the Dubinsky "Leetch Night" warmup sweater in silver sharpie

Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014 Brian Boyle "Stadium Series" Period 2.. (MeiGray/Steiner) LOA

This is Brian Boyle's "NY Stadium Series" sweater from the 2 outdoor games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.  The sweater has a couple of board burns and an unprepared hole.. The NY Stadium Series patch affixed prominently on the left shoulder.. The Rangers swept the series against their two metro area rivals beating the Devils 7-3 on January 24, 2014 and the Islanders 2-1 on January 29, 2014. These gamers will surely disappear into collections..

The beautiful "Stadium Series New York" patch adorns the right shoulder of sweater
Period 2 worn written on fight strap by Brian Boyle
Here are photos of Boyle wearing this jersey in the second period vs the Devils at Yankee Stadium
The 2 is photomatched on the sleeve to a loose white whisker 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2013-14 JT Miller Set 1 Road (Steiner)

This is JT Miller's 2013-14 Set 1 road sweater.  It shows solid game use with inner pilling at the hem, paint transfer and unrepaired holes.. Also missing the end of the tie down string which I was able to photo match with ease. This is the 2nd Miller gamer I obtained as I also own his Set 1 home sweater from this year. See below..

He wore this sweater in 6 out of the first 9 road games that the NY Rangers opened this season with. He average over 14 minutes per game in ice time during that stretch. Miller is considered by most to be the NY Rangers number 1 prospect and is currently playing center for the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL.

The cut off laced collar photo matched below with JT Miller wearing the sweater in a game vs. the NY Islanders in 2013

Friday, January 31, 2014

2001-02 Martin Rucinsky Set 1 Road with 9/11 Commemorative Patch (MeiGray)

2001-02 Martin Rucinsky with 9/11 patch.. Nice board burns, pilling and team repair on left elbow.. Great sweater from this season.. A wonderful, historical sweater with a lot of sentimental value to me as a NYer and an American... The Rangers honored all of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy with the ribbon on the left sleeve.. 

Rucinsky came to the NY Rangers from the Dallas Stars on 3/12/02 and played 8 games in this sweater scoring 3 goals and 7 assists... The jersey has been photo matched to a game against the Florida Panthers on 3/30/02

 The 9/11 commemorative patch adorns this beautiful sweater from this season

 Here is a photo of Rucinsky wearing this sweater in a game vs the Toronto Maple Leafs on 4/4/2002