The Details are in the (New Jersey) Devil

December 02, 2010

Add this to the incredibly long list of things at Panini America that you simply just don’t see everyday: Hockey acquisitions guru Alex Carbajal on Wednesday wheeling a push cart stacked heaping high with an impeccable selection of game-worn hockey sweaters.

At some point, I’m sure such sights will become old hat. But until then, I’m going to keep geeking out. I hope you don’t mind.

Perched atop Carbajal’s cart-o-plenty had to be nothing less than one of the most puck-marked, battle-beaten Martin Brodeur sweaters in the history of the world, a most heavenly Devils gem from last season that features more tears, scars and repairs than the 90210 zip code.

Check out the images below for verification.

Of course, the Brodeur was just one part of a bountiful mail-day haul that included sweet game-worn sweaters from the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Nikolai Khabibulin and Tim Thomas.

Judging from the reaction of Carbajal and hockey product development gurus Al Muir and Clint Hall, I wasn’t the only one who thought that cart was pretty cool. Here’s betting you’ll find them just as enchanting when they’re affixed to sweet Panini America card in the near future.