Tuesday, February 24, 2015

LINDEN.....ITEM OF THE WEEK - Giddy, Giddy, Giddy!!!

It's been quite the week.  Lots of exciting things on the go.  Little time to blog.  But when I got home tonight and cracked open the parcel awaiting for me....I knew I'd have to share.

I'm not a game used jersey guy, but I do have a few Linden jerseys in the collection.  Some I wear, most just hang in the closet.  And I like to have one of each jersey that represents every aspect of his career.

It's been a long while since I've added a jersey - only a few "needs" remain on the wantlist.

And now I can cross off the Washington Capitals.

Oooooohhhhhhhhhhhh YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

I am on cloud nine with this new add.  #WalletCard even got in on the action.

I'm sure most of you are thinking "He played for the Capitals???"  Yup.  At the end of the 2000/01 season and the start of 01/02.  28 games total for the franchise.  And here's an interesting fact....he played with Jaromir Jagr.

Back to the jersey.  I do ay ebay searches on pretty much an hourly schedule these days.  It's so convenient on the smartphone now.  And while I haven't been actively scoping out a Caps jersey, I can't say I've seen one for easily a decade.

But ebay isn't the only hub I check on a regular basis.  Kijiji is also my friend.  And this is where my new jersey popped up over the weekend.


I had to do a triple take when I saw this sitting up for grabs.  I immediately emailed the seller and asked for some details.  The jersey is lightly worn, my size and (he says) is not a knock off.  He lived about a couple hours away from me but he offered to ship....at no additional cost.

Total price......$100 - CANADIAN!!!

I couldn't send the money fast enough.  And the seller did a top notch job on shipping it (we agreed to the transaction on Sunday).

And I was in my glory when I opened the parcel tonight.  It fits perfect, looks great and is easily the biggest add to the jersey collection in years.

The only ones I'd like to knock off the list are a couple of All-Star offerings, a couple of International jerseys (including an Olympic sweater), a tough-to-find NHLPA jersey from the four-on-four tournament in the early 90's and a Medicine Hat Tigers junior jersey.

OK.....so I have a few still to get, but I can now say that I'm done with his NHL team representations.

I can't wait to show it off.


  1. awesome! from Beijing to Calgary in 3 days....

    1. Dude....you're killing me.

      It was Lethbridge. Lethbridge I tell ya'.

      I'll wear it to next trade night. You can have a gander yourself.

  2. That is a beautiful piece. I actually love this Caps jersey and was saddened when they switched to the Capitol building. Then again, my team wore a fisherman on their unis so anything was better than that.

  3. That's a pretty cool find. Way cheaper than buying a Caps jersey from that era and then paying to get it lettered/numbered yourself.

    I could see myself wearing a Chris Chelios Canadiens jersey, but wouldn't really want a Chelios Red Wings jersey. Though, I'd prefer that over a Chelios Thrashers jersey.

  4. Love those caps jerseys. I have the black third style linden from those days