A hockey jersey is like a flag, a show of colors, stripes, and symbols varying only from player to player in number and name. For the player, a jersey is a key part of one’s uniform, worn to instantly identify one’s allegiances. For the fan, a jersey is a symbol of victories achieved, as well as ones that got away.

Collectors have long gravitated to hockey jerseys for their graphic appeal and historical significance. In general, there are two types of hockey jerseys, which are often referred to as sweaters in Canada.

The first, less desirable variety, is the replica jersey, a reproduction of a player’s team jersey from a particular era. Some people collect home jerseys, others collect road colors, and serious fans collect jerseys worn by players at various points in their career. For example, Wayne Gretzky’s blue and orange Edmonton Oilers road jersey from 1979 might be paired with his black and silver Los Angeles Kings road uniform from 1988.

Game-worn or game-used jerseys (the terms are used interchangeably) are even more highly prized. If you get a really old one, say from the 1930s, it’s likely to be made out of wool rather than the mesh polyester jerseys of modern times.

Jerseys worn by players such as Maurice “Rocket” Richards and Guy Lafleur of the Montreal Canadiens, Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Mark Messier of the New York Rangers are particularly collectible.

Finally there are autographed jerseys. Again, game-worn jerseys are more sought-after than replicas. For players like Bobbie Orr, Gordie Howe, and Wayne Gretzky, the older the jersey the better, if you can afford it, that is.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Beehive Hockey Photo Museum

Beehive Hockey Photo Museum

This easy-to-navigate site contains a complete inventory of the 1,026 Bee Hive Hockey Photos (organized by team and… [read review or visit site]

Hockeylegend.com

Hockeylegend.com

Scott Petterson’s personal collection of vintage ice hockey memorabilia focuses on the history of the Portland Bu… [read review or visit site]



Most watched eBay auctions    

Chicago Blackhawks 1940's - 1950's Vintage Game Worn Used JerseyBruins Bobby Orr "3 X Mvp" Authentic Signed Jersey Gnr Holo & Coa & Psa/dnaKings Wayne Gretzky Authentic Signed Jersey Autographed Psa/dna Holo & CoaRed Wings Steve Yzerman Authentic Signed White Jersey Autographed Psa/dnaRed Wings Gordie Howe "mr Hockey" Authentic Signed Red Jersey Psa/dna Holo & CoaVery Rare Pittsburgh Phantoms Ccm Roller Hockey Game Used Jersey Whitten 1994Jocelyne Larocque Olympic Game Worn Jersey From 2014 Sochi OlympicsMarian Hossa Chicago Blackhawks Signed White Custom Jersey Jsa Itp2014 Stanley Cup Champ Los Angeles Kings Team Signed Kopi #11 Authentic Jersey!Phoenix Coyotes Game Worn Used Yandle Authentic Pro Edge 2.0 Nhl Jersey 10/11Steve Yzerman Autographed Detroit Red Wings Alternate Signed JerseyWayne Gretzky & Mark Messier Dual Signed Edmonton Oilers Autographed JerseyMitchell & Ness Gordie Howe Throwback Authentic Jersey Detroit Red Wings Chilliwack Bruins Whl Game Worn Used Hockey Jersey #20 Mcnaught Fighter DraftedGame Worn Plymouth Whalers Alex Aleardi Ohl/nhlSuperstar Sale!!!!!! Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins Signed Nhl Jersey Ga Coa!!!!!!Kris Letang Autographed Pittsburgh Penguins Signed JerseyGame Worn Gaborik Minnesota Wild JerseySuperstar Sale!!!!! Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks Signed Nhl Jersey Ga Coa!!!!Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings Autographed Custom Jersey.1997-98 Jeff Parrott Manitoba Moose Ihl Hockey Team Signed Game Worn JerseyTony Esposito Chicago Blackhawks Signed Custom Red Jersey Insc. Hof 1988 SiGame Worn Used Bridgeport Sound Tigers Ny Islanders Johan Sundstrom Jersey Ahl John Bower & Darryl Sittler Dual Autographed Vintage Maple Leafs Hockey SkatesAvalanche Joe Sakic Authentic Signed Jersey Autographed Psa/dna Holo & CoaBobby Hull Autographed Framed Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Jersey, JsaMike Eruzione Signed Usa Hockey White Stat Jersey Miracle On Ice Jsa ItpBobby Hull Signed Auto Chicago Blackhawks Jersey Hof 1983 Jsa AutographedColorado Avalanche Team Signed Jersey Nathan Mackinnon Matt Duchene Patrick Roy+Paul Coffey Detroit Red Wings Signed Red Custom Jersey Jsa ItpMario Lemieux Autographed Pittsbugh Penguins Signed JerseyRon Francis 2013/14 Panini Prime Colors Jumbo Ccm Logo Penguins Patch #ed13/37T.j. Oshie Autographed Framed Team Usa Hockey Jersey , JsaNeal Broten 1980 Usa Hockey Signed Miracle On Ice Jersey Jsa ItpDarren Mccarty Autographed Red Wings Jersey 4x Stanley Cup Champion Wjsa W667288Niklas Svedberg 2012-2013 Providence Bruins Pre-game Bear JerseyMike Eruzione 1980 Team Usa Hockey Authentic Signed Jersey Autographed Psa/dnaStars Mike Modano Authentic Signed Black Jersey Autographed Psa/dnaGerry Cheevers Boston Bruins Autographed Black Jersey W/coa Extra Large JsaCam Neely Boston Bruins Signed White Custom Jersey Jsa ItpJohnny Bower Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Blue Jersey W/coa Xl Witnessed,,Hershey Bears Washington Capitals Game Worn Green 2007 Calder Cup Finals JerseyJeremy Roenick Signed Auto Team Usa Hockey Blue Jersey Jsa Autographed2 Marian Hossa Autographed Jerseys + Coa And Holograms Blackhawks & ThrashersJeremy Roenick Autographed Framed Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Jersey, JsaCorey Crawford Autographed Framed Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Jersey, JsaChris Pronger Autographed St. Louis Blues JerseyZach Parise + Mikko Koivu + Ryan Suter Triple Autographed Minnesota Wild JerseyChicago Blackhawks - #10 Patrick Sharp Signed Jersey** 2 ** Autographed ** Claude Giroux ** Philadelphia Flyers Signed JerseysAndy Moog Boston Bruins Autographed Signed Black Jersey W/coa Xl.. Witnessed,1980's Sioux City, Iowa Metros Hockey Team Game Worn Hockey JerseyDale Hawerchuk Autographed Winnipeg Jets Signed Old School Style JerseyPhil Kessel Autographed Olympic Nike Team Usa Hockey Jersey Toronto Maple LeafsTony Esposito Chicago Blackhawks Signed Custom Red Jersey Insc. Roy 1970 SiUsa 1980"miracle On Ice" Autographed Signed Jersey By 15 Players."authenticated"Rpi Road Hockey Jersey #34 Diebold Size 58 All Sewn Cool Jersey Rhl Russian Penguins White Vitali Yeremeev Game Worn JerseyChris Bourque 2012-2013 Providence Bruins Pre-game Bear Jersey2 Autographed ** Shea Weber ** Nashville Predators Signed Jerseys