A few years ago I bought from a auction house a vice that was used in the equipment room of the Montreal Canadiens in the old Forum. It was pretty cool: when it arrived it still had the saw dust in all the knooks and crannies from an untold how many number of sticks that had been cut down in it.
What is also cool is since then I have been getting this incredible full-colour catalogue from Classic Auctions, Canada’s leading dealer of authentic and vintage hockey memorabilia. For a graphic designer and hockey junkie, I feel like I am 10 years old and the new Christmas catalogue has just arrived at the door.
Always grabbing my attention are the vintage jerseys. Like this Chicago Blackhawks jersey from 1930. Isn’t that about the sweetest jersey you have ever seen? I am always cynical of the money grab when pro teams issue a new jersey, but if the Blackhawks ever issued this as a new third jersey, I might even be tempted to become a Blackhawks fan.