The “Rare Vntg Story” begins with my dad. At age 8, my grandfather brought my dad home a Detroit Red Wings jersey, and well the rest is history!
Pops was hooked on jerseys! His collection grew throughout high-school and college. While at college in New Hampshire, he would bring local Philly/east coast jerseys up to school and swap with his friends for jerseys he could’t find around home.
After moving back to Philly, my father developed a close relationship with Peter Capolino (the former owner of Mitchell and Ness) My dad had been shopping at Mitchell and Ness for years, buying most of his hockey and sports equipment from the retailer. One afternoon in the 80’s, Peter asked my dad if he thought people would buy “old” jerseys if he remade them. My dad proclaimed “you’ve got at least one customer here” Peter began producing retro jerseys and my dad kept buying! Over the years my dad consulted and let M & N borrow many uniforms for specs.