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    

Vincent Lecavalier Rimouski Oceanic Game Worn Jersey Flyers Lightning Ohl Qmjhl1993-94 Byron Dafoe Washington Capitals Game Worn Used Jersey W/ 20 Year Patch2014-2015 Cam Fowler Anaheim Ducks Game Used White Away Jersey Set #1La Kings Jim Thomson White Knit Jersey. 1992 With 75 & 25 Year PatchesDaniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators Game Issued Jersey Third Alternate Rare Sz 54Ed Belfour Autographed Signed Chicago Blackhawks Red Jersey Jsa Witness Martin St. Louis Nhl 2004 All Star Game Ready Jersey Sz 56 Ccm Lightning Rangers1998-2000 Game Worn Hockey Jersey Orlando Solar Bears Chris Murphy Ihl2010-2011 Game Worn Jersey Syracuse Crunch Kyle Palmieri Anaheim Ducks AutographVintage Ccm Colorado Avalanche #21 Forsberg Nhl Ice Hockey Team Game Jersey 562015 Nhl Kings Stadium Series Practice Jersey Justin Williams Gi Meigray Loa LaBobby Orr Autographed Signed Jersey Boston Bruins GaiWilkes-barre/scranton Penguins 2014-15 Taylor Chorney Game Worn Warm Up JerseyWayne Gretzky Autographed Signed Jersey Edmonton Oilers Gai Andrew Shaw Autographed Blackhawks Jersey With Psa Itp Coa #6a7085Wayne Gretzky Autographed Campbell Allstar Jersey Ga CoaAnaheim Ducks Tony Hrkac #15 00/01 Set 1 White Home JerseyPatrick Kane Autographed Chicago Blackhawks Jersey- Gai CoaBryan Bickell Autographed Blackhawks Jersey With Jsa Witnessed Coa #w765954Gordie Howe Autographed Hartford Whalers Replica JerseyRockford Icehogs Ville Pokka #29 Game Worn Jersey Autographed Coa Jonathan Bernier Signed Nhl Toronto Maples Leafs Hockey Jersey With Coa - NewWilkes-barre/scranton Penguins 2014-15 Eric Hartzell Game Worn Warm Up JerseyHershey Bears Denis Marc #31 97/98 Maroon Jersey 2012-2013 Kelowna Rockets Colton Heffley Game Worn Jersey - Alternative BlackPatrick Sharp Autographed Blackhawks Jersey With Jsa Witnessed Coa #w807392Andrew Shaw Signed Chicago Blackhawks Custom White Jersey Jsa W AuthenticatedEddie Giacomin Signed White New York Rangers H.o.f. 87 Jersey Jsa Witnessw739627Andrew Shaw Signed Auto Chicago Blackhawks Red Jersey Jsa Autographed2003-2004 New York Rangers Game Worn Jersey Bryce Lampman Meigray PhotomatchedAndrew Shaw Signed Auto Chicago Blackhawks Black Jersey Jsa AutographedTed Lindsay Detroit Red Wings Autographed Red Style Jersey Xl W/coa GaFramed Andrew Shaw Autographed Signed Chicago Blackhawks Jersey Jsa CoaRiley Stadel 2013-14 Game Worn Used Red Third Jersey Kelowna Rockets WhlAuthentic Hershey Bears Tomas Slovak Game Worn #6 03/04 White JerseyAutographed Wayne Gretzky All Star Jersey Gai Global Certified Global CertifiedMarcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings Autographed Yellow Jersey Xl Jsa Witnessed,Ed Belfour Signed Chicago Blackhawks Red Custom Jersey Jsa Witness W736021Anaheim Angels Game Ready Pro Jersey Size 52 Baseball Mlb Rare Rawlings Nwt Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings Autographed Red Style Jersey Xl W/coa Ga ProofTeam Usa Hockey Jersey Vintage Rare Style Sz Large Ultrafil IihfEddie Giacomin Autographed Signed Ny Rangers White Jersey Hof 87 Jsa #w739596Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies Vratislav Cech Game Used Worn JerseyAlexander Steen St. Louis Blues Game-used 2014-15 Jersey Set 3 Road White JerseyGordie Howe Autographed Signed Detroit Red Wings Nhl Jersey Coa Size 52 Ryan Olsen St.john's Icecaps Winnipeg Jets Game Worn Used Black Jersey Whl #27Mario Lemieux Autographed Signed Jersey Pittsburgh Penguins GaiFresno Falcons Berti #19 X-mas Night Game Issued Or Worn Jersey ? Echl NhlBobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers Signed/autographed Stat Jersey Jsa L26084Signed Sidney Crosby Jersey Pittsburgh Penguins Jersey With Coa Winter ClassicWilkes-barre/scranton Penguins 2014-15 Harrison Ruopp Game Worn Warm Up JerseySteve Yzerman Autographed Hand Signed Jersey Nhl Detroit Red Wings Captain Coa Gerry Cheevers Boston Bruins Autographed Black Style Jersey Xl W/coa JsaWayne Gretzky Signed 1984 Campbell All Star Hockey Nhl Jersey - Jsa #y77533Game Worn Hockey Jersey Team Russia ZhmakinJim Craig Autographed/signed Usa Hockey Jersey Jsa W7590432014/15 Chicago Blackhawks Team Signed Jersey W/ Proof,coa,hologram Signed By26Bernie Parent Autographed Philadelphia Flyers Jersey 'hof 84' Jsa Witnessed CoaBernie Parent Autographed Philadelphia Flyers Jersey 'hof 84' Jsa Witnessed CoaJohnny Bower Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Blue Style Jersey W/coa Ga Xl Proof