Madison Square Garden and Steiner Sports Collectibles have launched “MSG-Steiner Collectibles” which will feature artifacts, memorabilia and hand-signed items featuring the storied history – past and present – of the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and The Garden. Steiner chairman Brandon Steiner and Scott O’Neil, president of MSG Sports made the announcement.
“We are extremely excited to be working with the most famous arena on the planet, and with Scott O’Neil and his management team,” said Steiner. ”Artifacts featuring the memories of yesterday and future historic moments will be embraced by fans of the Garden and the teams. From the jersey Amar’e Stoudemire wears his first game as a Knick to an autographed image of Mark Messier hoisting the Stanley Cup, our passionate Knicks, Rangers and Liberty fans will have the opportunity to own a piece of the past, present and future of our celebrated teams.”
A piece of court from the Knicks’ 1970 NBA championship season is already being sold on Steiner’s website for $199. Some of the items were apparently signed some time ago. Autographed chunks of floor are being sold that feature autographs of Bill Bradley, Willis Reed, Walt Frazier and the late Dave DeBusschere for $799.
Pricing isn’t available yet on the Rangers’ goal netting strands or glass from the hockey boards.
Game-used product will be the watchwords for the 2010-11 season, with authentic jerseys and sticks worn and used by present stars including the Knicks’ Stoudemire and Danilo Gallinari, and the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist and Brandon Dubinsky available. The MSG-Steiner Collectibles line will also include pucks, basketballs, shorts, skates, helmets, warm-ups, and practice tees.