It’s a day game-worn jersey collectors—especially avid hockey fans—have been annually marking on their calendars for 16 years. The annual MeiGray Game-Worn Expo returns on Saturday, July 13, not far from the company’s New Jersey offices. It’s a chance for collectors to buy and sell game jerseys, meet some former players, chat with other collectors and see some other great stuff on display.
Stephane Matteau and Neil Smith will be the featured guests this year. Twenty-five years ago, Matteau scored the biggest goal in team history as the New York Rangers captured the 1994 Stanley Cup. Smith, the team’s former GM, was a guest at the 2005 Expo. Both will be on hand to talk about that memorable season.
Among the exhibits that will be on display will be the Rangers collection of MeiGray President and Chief Operating Officer Barry Meisel, widely considered the world’s most complete Rangers jersey collection. There will also be an exhibit with items from the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The event takes place at the Raritan Valley Community College Conference Center in North Branch, three minutes from MeiGray’s offices in Branchburg and 35 minutes from Newark Airport.
The $40 registration fee covers admission to the show, a free autograph from each guest and a discount coupon to buy game-worn gear from MeiGray. The company will hold its annual Summer Sale after the show closes at 4 PM.
Dealer tables are sold out.
More information and registration is available on MeiGray’s website.