Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vintage Montreal Canadiens Hockey Jersey by CCM

So the Vancouver Canucks were beaten the other day by the Montreal Canadiens, and it stung. I have been a Canuck fan since the age of 8, and I know I will always love my Canucks. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I can confess that I purchased a Habs jersey!

Oh the horror! Just kidding... The reality is that I have a soft spot for this fellow Canadian NHL team, especially with their history and great simplicity of their logo and team colours. I spotted this kids jersey made by CCM with the tag that read "Garcon Boy M/M" at my local Value Village. Current NHL jerseys are made by Reebok, but I've always liked the old CCM ones from the 80s. This one has a stitched-on patch logo, which you don't see on some of the lower quality silkscreened pieces.

I have seen similar jerseys for the Canucks, Leafs, and Flames go for $11.99 or so in this same store, but this particular jersey was priced at $6.99. I have no idea why, but it was a deal too good to pass up, even if I don't think I know many Montreal Canadiens fans that could make use of this.

Sometimes the temptation of a good deal is just too much, and I end up making an impulse buy that sits in the closet, untouched for months. That's certainly one of the drawbacks to thrifting!


  1. This is such a great find! I should start looking in the kids section!

  2. Well at least it's not a Maple Leafs sweater, lol! It puts me in mind of that delightful story from Rock Carrier, The Sweater, the one on the $5 bill.

    I love it. I used to be a Canadiens fan, I'll always have a soft spot too for the old team. I'm not a hockey fan anymore, I think the whole world of professional sports is too diluted and money oriented.


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