Highlighting the curious, the obscure and the best of Columbus Blue Jackets NHL memorabilia

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inaugural season goodness

This post seems fitting as we kick off another season of CBJ hockey... Reader Charles documented the Columbus Blue Jackets' first season well:
In my collection you will find a reprint of the Front page Columbus Dispatch from 10/8/00 declaring "Making history - Blue Jackets take to the ice in NHL debut" with a photograph of Robert Kron winning the CBJ's first ever face off in their first ever game. Below the photo is a list of the opening day roster and a photo of the ticket issued for the game.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Freddy Modin-signed license plate

What do you do with your old Columbus Blue Jackets-themed vanity license plate?

If you're reader Rhonda, you get the (then-)CBJ's Freddy Modin to sign it!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Geoff Platt-signed game ticket

Reader Rhonda offers us not just a Sergei Federov-adorned 2007 game ticket signed by Geoff Platt...but rather a ticket, signed by Platt, from the game where Platt scored his first NHL goal.

Nice touch.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Inaugural season signed team poster

Check out this beauty from reader Steven:

Here's his tale: 
I remember hearing the news that my hometown had been granted an NHL expansion franchise. Being a Red Wings fan at the time (which I have thankfully denounced long ago), it was bliss to hear I only had to drive 15 minutes to see NHL hockey. The team began its existence during my senior year of high school. I was fortunate enough to become an usher at Nationwide Arena and get paid to watch my new beloved team...something I'm sure no hockey fan would turn down.