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  1. The Marty Night thread

    I agree pal.  How can you release a limited item before tuesday's game. words can't describe how pissed I am and how pissed most of us are (including you).  that's cool they have a book, but they should also have a standard Center Ice program in the same design as the older ones.  They better have a banner and photo on Tuesday! What were the 2 pins you saw?  Were they at the main store?
  2. The Marty Night thread

    also to follow up on what you were saying, I'd be curious to hear your extensive pin collection:  I have playoff head to head pins for every series going back to 2000 vs. the leafs.  (never saw 2000 Panthers, 97, 95, 94 or 88 pins and still wish they had those).  but I have all from 2000 to 2012 for any series they won and any cup appearance (cut the 2001 avs and 2012 Kings anyway) I have the 3 different cup pins that were an SGA from ESPN about 10 plus years ago for that 3 pin set, the 25th and prudential first year sga pins from XM radio, a 30th pin (just says 30th no sponsor), a stevens #4 jersey pin, the brodeur 4 pin set (552 victory, 100th shut out, one holding the cup, and one other from that set), I have a few reg vs. season pins (07 opening night vs. senators, 08 opening vs. islanders, a devils/islanders brooklyn first game pin, fist match up pins vs. the wild, predators, blue jackets, ducks, panthers) and some random pins (devils mascot driving the zamboni, a devils logo on an ice skate, 2013 nj draft logo pin, a state shaped pin with devil horns, all of the reg season match ups in 06/07 from peter david pins, chico sga pin.  (i'm sure I have a few others, but that's all I can remember off hand) don't think they exist yet, but I always wanted playoff match up pins for the 88 through 2000 Panthers series that they won, a 10th anniversary pin, 25th and prudential first year (with no sponsor listed), last year's 20th anniversary pin, this years brodeur's retirement logo
  3. The Marty Night thread

    It's a disgrace.  no pin, no center ice program.  (the book is nice).  but how can you not have a standard $5 to $10 Center ice issue (in the same style as the other 3 retirements) they didn't have a standard center ice for chico either last year.  it was a small issue (about half the size of the old style center ice programs)  and they didn't have the photo for Chico either. I'm sure the new owner will screw us over on the mini banner and photo too for Brodeur!
  4. The Marty Night thread

    Do you guys know if we will definitely get a print and mini banner?  according to some posts here on page 6, it sounds like that may not happen. (that they were only emailed about a special ticket) for chico resch night they didn't have the same style program or the print for his night (which they had for for doc night and all the other nights) from people that reported from the store, it sounds like it's more of a book and not the same type of program that they had for the other 3 nights. this is why I was concerned about the new owners, they don't seem to care about keeping these events consistent (sga's, programs, etc) and for them to have things for sale and be sold out before Tuesday is a disgrace.  and how could there not be any kind of retirement pin for sale with the retirement logo?  you see devils fans all throughout the arena with pins all over their jersey (clearly many devils fans care about pins) and yet I haven't seen any pins yet. as many of you guys have said,, this is suppose to be one of the best nights in our team's regular season history and it just really pisses me off they might have screwed this up (if we don't get the same mini banner and print, having the same type of program for the other 3, etc)  
  5. The Marty Night thread

    I'll have to take a closer look (and hopefully will be able to get one tuesday and can compare them with the others).  But I definitely appreciate your attention to detail. the one thing that did bother me about the last one (#27) is that it was a different shade of red and much darker than the first 2 pucks (so while I was glad the style remained for all 3, I was disappointed how much darker #27 was).  not sure if that was every puck for Scott N or just mine.
  6. The Marty Night thread

    Hope you are right about the new ownership.  Yes I was, and as you said I'm glad the overall appearance is exactly the same.  Keeping it standard and having it look great with the others.  I was able to get #4 and #3 in person on those nights (although it was chaos getting them that night).  #27 I didn't see anywhere that night and was pissed, but found it on e-bay a few months later (not sure if they had that puck that night, I looked everywhere and couldn't find it).  so I do have that, but had to pay more. your welcome, your basement does look amazing, even nicer than mine.  I love sports too, but I decided to go with a movie theater open space type of theme where I have a lot of open space and a big tv, etc (movie framed posters and different collectibles related to movies).  but I was glad there is a small side room in the basement which I've used for my devils pucks, banners, bobbleheads and things like that. I also agree with what you said about how it feels weird this day has come.  I remember going to games where 87-88 was the only banner and the devils were lucky to be a 4 seed in the patrick division and lose in the first round.  to then see them become a contender in 93-94 and continue that trend for almost 20 years is surreal.  the last 4 years have been tough, but for them to go on a run like that for so long is so hard to believe that it happened and equally hard to believe that it's now over.  Only the wings had a better run in that 20 year period (and as you know our team beat them).  going back to 93-94 the beginning of #30, as weird as this sounds I didn't even like him that much his first year.  I was a big fan of Chris Terrari and was mad that Marty was playing so much over him at that time.  Thankfully I was wrong and he went on to surpass everything Patrick Roy was doing at that time (which he was the class of goalies in the early 90's until Brodeur and Hasak started to take over).  to think back on that time that the devils were going to have a goalie that became better than Roy is just insane to think back on.  that's like having a guy starting out on the devils becoming the next Gretzky or Lemieux within the next decade plus.
  7. The Marty Night thread

    that's awesome they confirmed that, just curious where they confirmed that?   no problem, I don't take that personal.  I don't have any specific reason other than I just have a negative approach to things sometimes until proven different.  too be honest I don't know too much about the new owners and was just assuming more than anything.
  8. The Marty Night thread

    hope you are right pal.  To answer your question, no specific reason or anything I heard, just hoping the new owners won't change certain things (like I hope our team will always have this same jersey and logo) too many changes in the NFL and NHL for team logos and jerseys.  our's is perfect and has been perfect for the last 20 plus years.  Hope certain sga's remain the same (exact mini banner and photo for jersey retirements, etc) so no specific reason to think that, just hoping nothing changes with certain traditions like mentioned above.
  9. The Marty Night thread

    Hey guys,    very excited for the night as all of you are too.  do you guys know for sure if we will get the mini banners and the nice photo that we got for the other 3?  I truly hope we do, although I feel a little nervous with different ownership.    Although someone working there is paying attention to details by having the same style retirement puck for sale that we had for the other 3.  Same thing last year where some of the 20th anniversary pucks had the exact stanley cup image on the back of the puck (from the stanley cup puck series)    I also would love to see a patch and a pin for sale with the Brodeur retirement logo as well as a puck with just the retirement logo in a bigger format (instead of a smaller image and saying NHL and official puck), I'd prefer a bigger logo and just the logo.    by the way CR76, awesome pics of your basement.  looks incredible!  I'm a big movie nut where I have mostly movie stuff in my basement, but I do have a section for the devils (and have the banners, 2 conn smyth plaques for #22 and #4, and many devils pucks from anniversary's, playoff series they've won, opening night pucks, the retirement #'s, etc)
  10. new soda cups and items this year?

    Went to my first game this season this past Saturday and for those of you that don't go often that are looking they now have the Niedermayer cup available.  I was excited about that, but tried hard to also find the Daneyko as I knew that was the first one.  and after looking at most of the vendors I couldn't find him, but eventually I did.  I found him at one of the Italian food sections (I think it's called Villa or something like that)  Their pizza looked great too (but I'm not spending $5 plus for one slice when I have places by me that serve great pizza for under $15 for 8 slices).  But I did get a Pepporoni stromboli that was very good (and considering high prices at games, that to me seemed a little better)   anyway, anyone still looking for #3's soda cup check by the pizza/Italian food sections if they still have it at the next game.  I checked everyone, and that villa on the lower section was the only one that had it (at least for this game on 11/30)   and anyone that likes to collect pucks like I do, they have a very nice opening night puck with the devils and Islanders logo at the counter of the Devils main store.  (unless they sold out during this game).  That's two years in a row they've had a nice opening night puck, hope they keep that up every year now. (last year they had the flyers/devils for the home opener).  i was also able to get one for devils/penguins on e-bay for the pens home opener this year.  I had asked on here about a potential devils/islanders opening night puck and I was glad they had it.   No 2013 State logo draft pucks or pins nor any pins/pucks for devils rangers yankee stadium (I'll have to get those on e-bay as I've seen all of them on there)
  11. new soda cups and items this year?

    Thanks for the pics, can't wait to get all 3 cups.  Pretty cool they have a retirement series cup set, and soon they should be coming out with Brodeur and Elias    
  12. new soda cups and items this year?

    I was able to get that pin you mentioned on e-bay a few weeks ago, it is a very nice pin as you said.   If souviner cups are nice, I don't mind paying for them (everything at games are rip offs, and I'd rather spend an extra couple of bucks for a ncie souviner cup than just a bottle I'll throw away)   Do they have 4 different cups to choose from now or just the Daneyko    
  13. new soda cups and items this year?

    Hey Colin,     thanks for the info.  Looking forward to getting the cups.  From TV the dano cup looked really nice!  What are the 4 cups?  I know it's him, #4 and #27, what is the fourth?     
  14. I haven't been to a game yet this year and won't go until late November, but I was wondering if the Devils have any cool new items at games this year such as:   an opening dueling puck and/or pin vs. the Islanders (or other gameday pins/pucks).  Last year I saw and bought an opening day puck vs. the flyers and in years past they had opening day pins vs. the islanders and senators (in 07 and 08).  other than last year's flyers puck and 07 first year prudential vs. senators I don't know if any other opening or gameday pucks exist (other than the playoffs)  and same point about the 2 pins listed.   During the first home game in the first intermission they showed a really nice Ken Daneyko soda cup and said it's the first cup of the series and that they would also have Stevens and Niedermayer (I only saw it on tv once, but the images looked similiar to the photo's they gave away during the retirement ceremony).  if it's as great as it looked on tv, it's a pretty neat set to collect.  I know last year there were a few people that shared a lot of info about vintage devils soda cups over the years and we discussed possible different cup ideas (these retirement cups were one of the ideas, nice to see they are coming out with a series for them now)   Has anyone noticed any of those 3 cups?  Are they pretty nice?   thanks    
  15. Pins

    Hey Jimmy,     I haven't been on in awhile, otherwise I would have replied sooner, so hopefully you'll still see this.      I'm a huge pin collector and try to get every Devils pin I can.  I do have a 30th anniversary pin.  I only go to about 1 or 2 games a year so I don't know if they sold it at the game or not, the one I got was off of e-bay 2 years ago during the 30th year.       Which 25th pin do you have?  I noticed there are 2 versions.  an sga from XM radio and then another 25th pin (that just says 25th with no sponsor).  I have the xm radio sga, but have been looking for the reg 25th with no sponsor on it (only saw it once on e-bay, the xm radio is the version that shows up all the time)       I also have an XM radio sga version of the prudential first year (not sure if they had a reg with no sponsor or not)      as far as 10th, I've been looking for that for a long time.  I've asked so many people on e-bay that have vintage devils auctions and I still haven't gotten a clear answer (some weren't sure, some didn't remember, some said yes but it was so long ago they may not know for sure).  I have never seen one either.  so I have no idea.  Hope to find one someday though.       I have all the playoff dueling pins too (mine go back to 2000 vs. flyers though, have been hoping that one day they would make all the ones from 95, 97, 94, and 88 playoff wins and 2000 vs. panthers and leafs).  I have other gameday pins too, but still hoping for a devils 10th and vintage playoff match ups from series they won prior to 2000.   hope this helps