Jersey Monday: Wayne Gretzky

Since the NHL Playoffs are about to get underway, I figure it's probably a good time to spotlight what has to be my "best" hockey jersey, my Wayne Gretzky Oilers throwback. 

I didn't get this jersey until relatively recently (last fall), and I've barely worn it. It's almost too awesome to wear. I remember coming very close to buying it back in '07 when PooZ and I were in New York and they had it available at the NHL Store.  

There's no doubt in my mind that Gretzky is the best hockey player of all-time, and this is the jersey of his to own. I know a lot of people love the black Kings jersey, but Wayne won his Stanley Cups as an Oiler, and the classic oil drop logo (which, of course, you can't see here) is much cooler than the '90s stylized Kings logo.

Like I've said before, I don't own many hockey jerseys and don't anticipate my collection growing anytime soon, but this was a jersey I had to have and one I'm glad is in my collection.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.

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