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sorcerer77

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    When these were being used in 91, I didn't hate them. Teenage me was pretty dumb.

    True story, around 1994 the Storm brought out these uniforms for the second half of a game in which they trailed at home. The crowd went nuts, the helmet was silver from the silver and black uniforms the Storm was wearing at the time. I don't recall another football team changing uniforms at halftime at any level of play.

  2. In a few years this will be a wrong uniform:

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    If the Canes can win a Cup in the next few years I would agree with you. Otherwise, it will take several years, since Staal was a Pen for six years. Hated to see Staal go, but when a star player doesn't want to be someplace, it's best for everyone to make a move. Needless to say, the deal was too good to pass up, and Staal isn't even in the same division anymore.

  3. With the massive amount of jersey collectors we have here, I thought this would be a good place for a topic where we could all hopefully help each other out. Every collector has that great white whale that they are after, the piece that would either complete or serve as a cornerstone in their collection. If we have more eyes looking, things are found easier. So, to everyone that is looking for a must have item, post it here and maybe one of your other CCSLC members will have info on where to find it.

    I'll start it off: I've been searching for a Miami Matadors jerseys for years. Why? It is the last team jersey I need before I have a full set of Florida hockey teams that have played in the NHL, IHL, ECHL, WHA2, or SPHL.

    Post your hard to find items and maybe we can all help each other out. :hockeysmiley:

    Do you own a St. Petersburg Renegades jersey? I would think those would be extremely difficult to find, the defunct Renegades played at the old Bayfront Center in the 1980s.

  4. I added one of my long time whales today.

    A 1978 New York Rangers (with the new york script) Phil Esposito jersey!

    The jersey was lettered in '78 and is PERFECT!!!

    The New York Rangers had one of those odd uniform changes out of the blue around that time period, when they inexplicably switched to red/blue stripes on the sleeves, and a crest on the jersey. It looked like the Winnipeg Jets, but thankfully, the Rangers soon returned to their senses and brought back the usual set.

  5. Kings Classic Edge

    I'd love to get my hands on one of these were they every produced or does anyone know a site that has them?

    For me, the Kings should have never left those purple and gold uniforms, and messed with a good thing. The colors were unique, and you can't beat having the crown in the center of the jersey like that. To answer your question, I would check Ebay for any older style uniform. You have the potential of finding something at a lower price than elsewhere.

  6. The Pirates are unique in that way. Much of their long history is either painfully average or straight up bad, despite their relatively high amount of world titles. The 19-aughts and 70s were the only decades of consistent competitiveness and success. Then there were a couple good years in the mid-20s and early-90s, and a major cinderella fluke in 1960.

    You're absolutely correct about the mediocre and bad years, when a club exists for so long, those are practically impossible to avoid. The 19-aughts and 70s were outstanding, each decade had more achievement than the histories of many clubs today. From 1901 to 1992, the Bucs were winners roughly 66% of that span, an impressive record. The club also has the most batting champs in MLB history, and more primary hall of famers than teams like the Red Sox. Overall, even with the difficult times like the 1950s and the current losing streak, this is a storied franchise with a winning tradition. In the context of other MLB teams, it's accurate to place the Bucs about in the top third in overall franchise achievement.

  7. Went to the Pirates game tonight. Saw that this past offseason they added World Series banner signs under windows on the front of the pressbox behind home plate. Similar to those in the outfield in Atlanta.

    Also, I forgot to mention earlier that, like since the park opened, the pirates' retired numbers are on signs on the front of the upper deck behind home plate.

    Years later, I find a picture.

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    Nice work, I plan on catching another game at PNC Park later this season. The odd thing about the World Series titles which may not be known even among Bucs fans is how high that total is in context with the rest of MLB. In fact, among current teams, only the Yankees, Cardinals and Bosox have won more for their individual cities. Just goes to show, when a franchise struggles, losing tends to take over the narrative. The Baltimore Orioles, NFL Miami Dolphins or Cleveland Browns are in a similar boat. The nice thing about stadium/arena banners is the fact they provide a big picture view of the whole reality of a team in the city where those memories occurred.

  8. Right jersey, wrong #.

    Hines as a rookie

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    I have a feeling we will be seeing more of Mr. Ward on this thread soon enough....

    I'm not sure about that, Ward may have played his last game in the NFL. As the Steelers all-time leading receiver, and future inductee into Canton, there isn't anything to be gained by continuing to play. However, numerous great players have finished with other teams, from Jerry Rice to Earl Campbell. Campbell was especially jarring to watch in #35, with the Saints.

  9. I have another one as well. The Orlando Predators have a new logo too.

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    And I noticed the Milwaukee Iron are now the Milwaukee Mustangs which has not been updated on the logo site.

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    Since the Milwaukee franchise has dropped the Iron name brought back the Mustangs nickname from the 1990s, I wish the Pittsburgh franchise would adopt the nickname Ironmen. It's not likely to happen, since Pittsburgh debuted last year with the nickname Power, but Ironmen makes more sense to me.

  10. I can't even supply a picture, but one of my whales is the mustard 1976 Pittsburgh Pirates pillbox hat. It was only worn during the 1976 season, and it appears no company has ever bothered to do a reproduction.

    This?

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    Thanks for the effort, but that picture was the 1977-86 gold version which was rotated with the solid black pillbox hat. The 1976 pillbox version was based on the 1970-75 mustard style hat. The Bucs did not win the NL East that year, but pitcher John Candelaria threw a no-hitter at home versus the Dodgers wearing that hat.

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