MeiGray is happy to announce that we have placed up for auction our first set of game-worn jerseys and goal-scored and game-used pucks from the 2008-09 MeiGray Group Game Worn Jersey Authentication Program.
The Philadelphia Flyers-MeiGray Program is offering the complete set of 31 black jerseys (24 game-worn and 7 game-issued) from the last two games ever played by the Flyers in the Wachovia Spectrum, which is scheduled to be closed after the season.
Also, seven pucks (four goals, three gamers) from the Flyers' final NHL game at the Spectrum are now up for bid.
Every jersey has the America's Showplace, Spectrum 1967-2009 Commemorative Patch sewn onto the right front of the jersey.
Every puck has the special commemorative Spectrum dated logo on the puck.
The auction is underway. Click here
to view the auctions. It ends on Thursday, October 30 at 9 p.m. EST. The ending times begin at 9:00 and are staggered every few minutes so they don't all end at once.
The five-minute rule applies to this auction. If a jersey gets a bid in the final five minutes, the ending time resets to five minutes later to give everybody a fair opportunity to place a final bid.
This will be the Wachovia Spectrum's final year in existence, and so the Flyers honored their former home by playing two final games in September on Spectrum ice.
On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, the Flyers played their final NHL game at the Spectrum when they posted a 4-2 pre-season victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. In pre-game ceremonies, the Flyers honored 11 of the 15 former captains: Lou Angotti, Ed Van Impe, Bobby Clarke, Mel Bridgman, Bill Barber, Dave Poulin, Ron Sutter, Kevin Dineen, Keith Primeau, Eric Desjardins, and Derian Hatcher. Then they introduced their new captain, Mike Richards, who keyed the victory by scoring two short-handed goals.
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, the Flyers hit the Spectrum ice for one last time, an exhibition game vs. their AHL affiliate Philadelphia Phantoms. This time the Flyers honored their two Stanley Cup-winning teams. However, it was the future Flyers who won the game, 4-2.
The Flyers played at the Spectrum from their inception in 1967-68 through the 1995-96 NHL season. Philadelphia now plays across the street at the Wachovia Center.