Back in November of this season I created a post with all of the details regarding the newest future game worn Avalanche jersey in my collection. Adam Foote’s home burgundy jersey from the season opener, with a great story behind it, was being loaned to him by me until he was done with it, then it was going to hang in my closet.
That plan has unfortunately changed.
In mid-December, this auction was showed up on NHL.com. Initially, I thought it was cool that another Foote from this season was up for auction. Then I read the description for the jersey and came across this.
This jersey was worn October 7, 2010.
Crap. That was opening night. It was also the only reason why I wanted the original game worn Foote in the first place. I checked the date a few more times just to be sure that I wasn’t making a mistake. Things weren’t looking too good. I called Meigray and after a few emails to the right people it was confirmed; the jersey I thought I was getting wasn’t worn in the game I wanted it to be worn in. Oh well.
Meigray gave me the option to use the money I had already put down on the Foote and apply it to another Avalanche jersey being worn this season. After looking over the roster I chose to go with one of the better stories from this season, Greg Mauldin. The 28-year old rookie had quite the stretch during his time with the big club. He scored a handful of goals, including his first in the NHL, a shorthanded goal in Columbus, against the Blue Jackets, on November 12, 2010.
I purchased Mauldin’s white jersey he is wearing in the video above and haven’t received it as of yet. I’m assuming the team is hanging onto it just in case he’s called up again before the end of the season.
I’m a little disappointed that the story on the Foote changed, but I’m also happy I saw the auction. It would have been bad to get that jersey thinking it was something that it wasn’t. On the other hand, I’m looking forward to getting the Mauldin and creating a great post for it. The Mauldin was obviously a little less expensive than the Foote as well. More money for more jerseys. That’s never a bad thing.