Fans attending the Pittsburgh Penguins’ home-opener Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against the Boston Bruins at Mellon Arena will witness history and have a chance to own some, too.
Everyone in attendance will see the regular-season Pittsburgh debut of Sidney Crosby, the Penguins’ first-overall draft pick. And, fans will have a chance to commemorate the event in a special way with limited-edition Crosby framed memorabilia with a special twist.
The Penguins are offering three packages that are unique to each fan. All three high-quality framed packages include a Crosby first-game commemorative medallion and a game ticket. It won’t just be any game ticket, but the actual one from the game as those purchasing one of the three packages are asked to mail in their ticket stubs to be incorporated in the framed memorabilia.
All three packages are framed in black-colored wood with gold trim, triple matted with a v-groove and descriptive brass plate.
The white package, which sells for $78.87, features the fan’s game ticket framed together with the exclusive first-game commemorative medallion.
Just like the tickets, fans are asked to mail in their special IceTime game programs, which are distributed for free to every fan in attendance, for the black and gold packages. For those two packages, Crosby will autograph the cover of each IceTime for inclusion in the framed memorabilia
The black package, which goes for $178.87, features the hand-signed IceTime program along with the mailed-in game ticket and the first-game commemorative medallion.
The gold package, which sells for $227.87, includes the hand-signed IceTime program and a color action photo of Crosby from the game together with your mailed-in ticket and exclusive first-game commemorative medallion.
Fans will receive order forms, along with envelopes to mail in their tickets and IceTime programs, once they enter Mellon Arena. The forms will be included in a promotional bag featuring a Verizon Wireless magnetic Penguins schedule and T-shirt, a coupon for Dick’s Sporting Goods and a miniature replica of the Stanley Cup.
Displays of all three Crosby packages will be available near the gates and customer service.