The Stanley Cup Finals are underway and MeiGray’s exclusive deal with the NHL and the Flyers means fans and collectors can actually order jerseys worn by Philadelphia players in the series.
The Flyers are wearing two sets of white and two sets of orange in the Finals. The jerseys will be worn until one team reaches three wins. When that happens, the Flyers will switch to new sets of jerseys and those will be kept by the team.
Pre-orders have started. About a dozen are left at $1500-3,000 each.
MeiGray is also selling goal-scored and game-used pucks from the Flyers’ Eastern Conference Championship series win over Montreal.
The Milwaukee Brewers honored the city’s contributions to the Negro Leagues last week and the team wore throwback uniforms of the Milwaukee Bears in a game against the Mets (who were also dressed in period uniforms).
The Brewers will auction the game-worn uniforms at brewers.com, starting at noon on June 2 and continuing through 5 p.m. on June 16. The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Yesterday’s Negro League Baseball Players Foundation and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.
Corey Hart hit a pair of homers during the game–making him one of part of a relatively small club of players to hit home runs in three consecutive at-bats.
Peter Nash, the former frontman for the rap group 3rd Bass and a long-time baseball memorabilia collector, has published his list of the “top ten missing national baseball treasures”.
In his “Hauls of Shame” blog, Nash writes about some items that were once property of the New York and Boston Public Libraries and the Baseball Hall of Fame but wound up either being sold in public or private events or have simply vanished. Most of the pieces are historic letters, photos and other documents from the 19th century.
Auction houses have unknowingly accepted pieces that have gone missing over the years. Nash says he’s hoping the awareness will get the ten pieces on his list back into their rightful places. Here’s the list–with photos.