Pittsburgh Penguins Unveil New Third Jerseys for 2014-15 NHL Season

new penguins alternate jerseys

The long awaited unveiling of the Pittsburgh Penguins third jersey is finally here. Many speculated it would turn out to be the gold jersey from the 1992 season; in actuality it will be the black jersey from that same era. Now Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will sport the same uniforms Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr made famous during their 1992 Stanley cup run. The Penguins will wear their throwback third jerseys 12 times this season, starting October 22nd against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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What are you’re thoughts on the Penguins new alternate uniform? Do you like the classic design or would you have preferred something new? Tweet @rarevntg with your opinion.

Thanks to Icethetics for the pictures!

#1Centtuesday; Penny Hardaway’s NBA Uniform History

Hardway's 1999-2000 Black alternate Phoenix suns jersey

Over the past year, the spike in social media’s popularity has given rise to daily trending hashtags. From #throwbackthursday to #mjmondays to #wutangwednesdays, every day gives you a new reason to celebrate your favorite sports or pop culture icon. One of our favorites at Rare VNTG is #1centtuesday; a day dedicated to legendary NBA Star Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.

Many use the hashtag to showcase their favorite pair of foamposites or another pair of Penny’s sneakers; Rare VNTG likes to focus more on Hardaway’s jerseys. On this Tuesday, we take a look back at all the uniforms Penny Hardaway wore on the court during the regular season (excluding All Star Games!) starting in 1993 with his rookie year in Orlando.

Penny's Orlando Magic Alternate jersey from 1994-1998

Penny’s Orlando Magic Alternate jersey from 1994-1998

Penny's Magic Road uniform from 1993-1998

Penny’s Magic Road uniform from 1993-1998

Penny's White Orlando Magic home jersey from 1993-1998

Penny’s White Orlando Magic home jersey from 1993-1998

During his final year with Orlando, the Magic updated their uniforms to the silky blue “shining stars” edition. These jerseys are extremely rare and hard to find with Hardaway on the back!

Penny's final road blue uniform with Orlando in 1998-1999

Penny’s final road blue uniform with Orlando in 1998-1999

Penny's final white home uniform with the Magic in 1998-1999

Penny’s final white home uniform with the Magic in 1998-1999

After the 1999 NBA season, Penny Hardaway joined the Phoenix Suns in a sign and trade deal, linking up with fellow NBA All Star Jason Kidd. Penny wore the infamous “rising sun” Phoenix jersey for only one season before Phoenix updated to a more modern uniform.

Penny Hardway's 1999-2000 Phoenix Suns White Home jersey

Penny Hardway’s 1999-2000 Phoenix Suns White Home jersey

Hardway's 1999-2000 Black alternate Phoenix suns jersey

Hardway’s 1999-2000 Black alternate Phoenix suns jersey

Hardaway's 1999-2000 Suns purple road jersey

Hardaway’s 1999-2000 Suns purple road jersey

The Suns update their uniforms for the 2001 NBA Season.

Penny in the updated 2001 Phoenix Suns Purple Road jersey

Penny in the updated 2001 Phoenix Suns Purple Road jersey

Hardaway alongside Starbury & The Matrix in the 2001 Phoenix Suns White jersey

Hardaway alongside Starbury & The Matrix in the 2001 Phoenix Suns White jersey

Penny joined the New York Knicks in 2004 along with former Suns star, Stephon Marbury. The duo lead the Knicks to a playoff birth during their first season in the Big Apple, eventually losing in the first round to the Nets.

Penny sporting the New York Knicks Blue road jersey from 2004-2006

Penny sporting the New York Knicks Blue road jersey from 2004-2006

Hardway wearing the Knicks white home uniform in 2004

Hardway wearing the Knicks white home uniform in 2004

Before the 2006 NBA Trade Deadline, Penny was traded from the New York Knicks back to his first team, the Orlando Magic. The Magic would waive Hardaway 5 days later to save money on his expiring contract. The following summer, he signed with the Miami Heat for the veterans minimum salary.

Penny Hardaway in the 2007 Miami Heat white home uniform

Penny Hardaway in the 2007 Miami Heat white home uniform

Penny sporting the Miami Heat 2007 Black road jersey

Penny sporting the Miami Heat 2007 Black road jersey

Hardaway would wear jersey #7 for Miami, the only time in his career when he did not wear #1. After 16 games, the Heat waived Hardaway marking the end of his NBA Career.

Thanks to the AP and Getty Images for providing us with these quality pictures!

 

Rare VNTG Featured at Philadelphia Eagles Uniform History Talk September 10th

Philadelphia Eagles uniform history

On Wednesday September 10th, Peter Capolino, the founder and former owner of Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Company will be hosting a talk on the history of the Philadelphia Eagles uniforms from 1933-1995. With so much in the news about the Eagles switching back to their traditional kelly green uniforms, this will be an great learning opportunity for Eagles fans! Mr. Capolino reached out to Rare VNTG  and borrowed some of our vintage Eagles jerseys that will be on display at this fantastic event. There will be over 40 jerseys on display and plenty more images to view on a big screen.

The event will take place at the Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catherine Street Philadelphia, PA from 6 PM-7:30 PM. There is free parking just opposite the Fleisher as well. Come out and say hello, Rare VNTG will be in attendance. We hope to see you all there!

Philadelphia Eagles Vintage uniform history

Nike Unveils 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Jerseys

2014 USA hockey winter olympic jerseys

With the 2014 Winter Olympics only a few months away, Nike officially unveiled the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic jerseys today. Check out the home and away uniforms the United States will be wearing on the Ice in Sochi. Can you picture Patrick Kane winning a Gold Medal for Team USA in these jerseys? Let us know what you think of them!

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