One of the most kick a$$ jerseys I have:
Moscow Dynamo. Jersey made by ??????? This was a steal on ebay. Can you imagine paying under $100 dollars for a jersey of this beauty? The most comfortable jersey I have, this was an ebay find from after the lost season. Once the hockey in Europe and Russia wrapped up, a lot of jerseys found their way to North America. There’s probably a fascinating story of espionage, intrigue, contacts, drinking and violence behind getting these jerseys out of their maiden countries, but I will never hear it. No matter, one man’s workload is another man’s ebay find. And what an amazing find she it.
I have always loved the look of the European jerseys, with their patches and ads all over them, while at the same time, not wanting such a thing to find it’s way to our rinks. It probably stems back to elementary school, when cool patches on jean jackets made you cool. No matter that these crests came from a box of cereal, or with a Hot Wheels car, or sent away for with boxtops. What is so cool about collecting boxtops? Nothing, that’s what, even though everybody knew what you had to do to get that patch. You rotted out your teeth, and that was cool. Get it sewn on your jean jacket and strut around, showing off that X-wing fighter, or that you rode a Huffy. That was bad a$$. Who cared if it had a banana seat, it got you around, and you looked cool doing it. Don’t laugh, if they could, they would use them in the Tour de France. Of course, that jean jacket could only fit for so long (one year? More?), and got retired to the closet. But hockey jerseys, they are meant to fit big, and I don’t plan on getting that big (unless I have too many burritos). Hockey jerseys are forever.
Worn normally the BMW markings get folded over, but probably look pretty cool with pads underneath.
Some of the logos on this jersey are patches, and some are sublimated. Such as, the name, Stimorol, Dynamo logo, Mentos logos, Zepter logo(sleeve), and winged logos are all patches. The numbers (all), BMW logo, Samsung logo, and the Russian writing I can’t translate is sublimated. Why? I know that this jersey went through at least one change in design, to satisfy the needs of the sponsors. What those needs were, I don’t know, but was most likely to do with who got more prominent display with relation to the dollar figure spent. Since the jersey number is sublimated, I would guess that there are some unused jerseys somewhere with some odd numbers.
So, Who’s jersey is this?
Um…his. In my travels, I can’t find the paperwork from this jersey. I can’t remember the guys name. I know, I suck, but I don’t plan on selling these things, I wear them. How can you not. This thing is so comfortable, it’s like wearing the softest blanket you own. So, as I seem to do, if anyone has any info (ie, can read Russian), your help would be greatly appreciated.
Although, I am pretty sure that says ‘Fresh Maker.’
UPDATE: Doogie2K gave me some info in the comments about the jersey. Here it is:
The name is “Vyshedkevich.”
Another sponsor is “BARKLI” (Barkley?).Also, the text under the #34 is
“Olympic System”. Dunno if that’s a company, or a league promotion, or what.
Thanks for the help, D2K. If anyone wants to chime in on the jerseys, let me know in the comments.